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Nurses Recently Laid Off Fear Jobs Going To Nurses From Overseas

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Specializes in CCU, Geriatrics, Critical Care, Tele. Has 27 years experience.

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- Some nurses from the Independence Regional Health Center are wondering why they are having trouble finding work in the middle of a nursing shortage. They fear they are losing some work to nurses from overseas.

Full Story: http://www.thekansascitychannel.com/health/3914175/detail.html

Is this the same hospital?

It makes me thing it is more than money involved here.

Why the 'insourcing'? Power?

http://www.thekansascitychannel.com/health/3764786/detail.html

Nurses From India Hired To Cope With U.S. Nursing Shortage

Nurses Made 3-Year Commitment To Hospital

POSTED: 4:27 pm CDT September 27, 2004

UPDATED: 5:47 pm CDT September 27, 2004

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- One local hospital has expanded its recruitment efforts outside the country to fill critical nursing vacancies.

The Medical Center of Independence hired three highly trained nurses from India to fill positions here.

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Specializes in SICU-MICU,Radiology,ER.

I have friends that moved to Independence from California. I almost followed them.

I interviewed at their ICU. They offered my 16.00/Hour :rotfl:

I dont live in MO...

RN4NICU, LPN, LVN

Has 15 years experience.

Three key letters in the article told the whole story - HCA

teeituptom, BSN, RN

Specializes in ER, ICU, L&D, OR.

no need to recruit foriegn nurses, just recruit our own,

and HCA isnt the problem and never has been,

RN4NICU, LPN, LVN

Has 15 years experience.

The point is that they are REPLACING our own with the foreign nurses. And HCA IS part of the problem. They are not the problem in its entirety, but they are part of it. You can ignore that if you want, but it does not change the facts.

SmilingBluEyes

Has 26 years experience.

I think outsourcing all kinds of labor in our country is here to stay. It makes such good fiscal sense for corporations and enhances the bottom-line in so many cases. And importing nurses en-masse from overseas, is a form of oursourcing. I don't blame the nurses coming here to work, I would be doing the same in their shoes.........but I do have heartburn with the reasons and the process itself, as well as the potential consequences to domestic nurses in our country.

teeituptom, BSN, RN

Specializes in ER, ICU, L&D, OR.

The point is that they are REPLACING our own with the foreign nurses. And HCA IS part of the problem. They are not the problem in its entirety, but they are part of it. You can ignore that if you want, but it does not change the facts.

HCA may at best be a symptom of what is happening

The problem lies elsewhere

Dixielee, BSN, RN

Specializes in ER. Has 38 years experience.

But Vogan said the workers believe they were not rewarded for their loyalty to the hospital.

When are nurses going to realize that this is a dog eat dog world and you are just a number on a schedule. If admin can get another number to take less money and give them less grief, then so be it. There is NO loyalty toward staff. The days of companies taking care of their own are long past, and it is up to us individually to meet our own needs and not expect a corporate entity to do it. This is why I travel. I doubt I will ever work full time for a hospital again, hope not anyway.

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