Read what is being said by American Lawyers about US Nurses, basically we are uneducated, not dedicated, and need the help of foreign nurses to function.
American nurses especially ADN prepared nurses are inferior to Foreign BSN nurses.
American nurses abandon patients.
I have written to my congressmen regarding my feelings about this bill. I resent being told by non nurses how nursing should practice.
We needed, I feel qualified internationally educated nurses can add to the American Nursing profession, currently there in no need to import nurses.
May 24, '09
The problem is the American public believes there is a "nursing shortage". Because they believe this, they will watch idly while politicians/lawyers, under the disguise of "helping the nursing shortage", take measures to put nurses in a position where they have to accept any wage/work conditions given them. It's a "Wolf in sheep's clothing" act. And it is working. The general public is completely under their spell, afraid for their lives, thinking a phantom "nurse shortage" will mean they or their loved ones will not be cared for.
The powers that be are working hard to take the nursing career back to the days of long ago. They want us to accept terrible ratios, work with out support staff and proper supplies, make all the "problems" of their poor work environment "just go away" and be grateful we are making our $10/hr while doing it.
There is a solution to this problem, but nursing is not loyal enough to itself to do the things to prevent them from being successful. If we were to make the general public aware of what is truly making the modern medical model fail, we would have a fighting chance of stopping these people. Expose hospitals who claim they dont have money to hire nurses but continue to expand their facilities and employee excessive amounts of administration. Show the public how, hospitals refuse to hire US trained nurses, claiming it is too expensive to train them, but turn around and spend millions on importing foreign nurses.
This will never happen though. As evidenced by many threads on this site, we are too busy poking each other over donuts being eaten by students or talking about who has gained weight this past month. Much too busy doing these very important things to be bothered with educating the public or to unite against those who mean our profession harm.
What's that you say..........Sally is having an affair with a resident? OK, gotta go. This will give me something to talk about for a week at least. Trying to keep nursing from becoming a sweet shop career will have to wait.
Last edit by eriksoln on May 24, '09