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Nursing Shortage Hits Crisis Levels

Thursday, October 26, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Susan Stout
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Nursing shortage hits crisis levels, and immigrant nurses may provide relief—if they could just obtain visas

By Ilene MacDonald at Fierce HealthCare

It can take years for foreign nurses to obtain a visa to work in the United States, and the current political climate over immigrants has further delayed the process for bringing international nurses into the country. Proposed legislation aims to change that and open the door for 8,000 international nurses to get the necessary visas to help alleviate the nursing shortage.