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  1. Interesting that this blog is still going.... but here is a reality check for some of you... http://immigrationpolicy.org/sites/default/files/docs/Critical_Care.pdf Sorry... it seems to me that, if you're educated, have passed ALL the tests that are...
  2. What about an 'imported nurse' who is qualified and Enghlish skills are there? would you get one of those?
  3. I would call that an equal opportunity employer
  4. This sounds like ethocentrism to me, let's try to be more objective, a lot less judgemental and try not to stereotype. I think it is an asset to have foreign nurses providing cultural competent care to increasing diverse populations in the US. I am ...
  5. I am a Green card holder who came to the US with my US citizen husband and kids. I am foreign educated as an RN an have a BSN in my country, and like any RN in this country I too sat for the Boards, I have a license that enables me to practice and sa...
  6. I am watching Michael Moore's "Sicko" for the first time....

    I really agree with that! I am from Costa Rica and we have a socialized medical system that we adopted from France, and illegal people from our neighbour countries come to milk the system and its just not fair! there's been reports on the news that m...
  7. Being a New Grad stinks

    Hey I just got a letter for an Open House for Nursing and Allied Health Professionals from The Riverside County Regional Medical Center, its on April 16th or go to www.rcrmc.org or www.rc-hr.com they have positions that require no experience. I'm not...
  8. Love and Healthcare in the Third World

    What a great post! I have yet to fulfill a dream of going to Africa one day to help , this is why I became a nurse... I am a foreign educated nurse from Central America where nurses are challenged to still do good old dosage and drip calculations(wi...
  9. You will lose your skills in LTC

    You know what ,I have heard that by many RNs who have advised me not to apply for a job in LTC, they say you'll get stuck and can't further your career... and hospitals won't even look at you if your experience comes from LTC because the acute experi...
  10. Is Kaplan helpful?

    I thought Kaplan was really good and I actually recommend it to anyone! The Qbank is awesome and the questions were very similar to the NCLEX, I passed in 75 questions! good luck...
  11. Is there still a nursing shortage?

    wonderful! any good news anyone?
  12. How's the Economy for RN's?

    Here in Sacramento I'm still waiting to get hired got my RN license last july'08 and just like some of you really scared now and the more time passes by the less chance of being hired :uhoh21:
  13. Is there still a nursing shortage?

    rewards...having more experinced nurses to fill more positions. Like I said I know it is expensive but we should all find a way to be able to train more new grads, trimming expenses shouldn't include increasing an already existing problem...
  14. Is there still a nursing shortage?

    I know training a new grad nurse is expensive BUT the reward outweights that! all experienced nurses should help and pull the new nurses up on the ladder and just like that a chain is made and we can all help solve a problem that is affecting us dire...
  15. Thank you for clarifying and letting everyoye know what a foreign educated nurse has to go through to be able to work in the US. It is all about accents not skills and knowledge, I remember I too had to take the NCLEXRN which determines whether or no...