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Bloggings on Nurse Immigration

by Christopher T. Musillo of the Hammond Law Group

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March 14, 2009

AAIHR Responds to Obama

The AAIHR has issued a response to the President’s recent comments about the nursing educator shortage and health service’s providers use of internationally-trained workers to fill the gap in some occupations such as nursing. Smartly, the position statement recognizes that the dire nursing shortage is really a question of healthcare accessibility. The twin goals of the Emergency Nurse Supply Relief Act of 2008, funding for nursing schools and a loosening on the constricting visa quotas, is the type of well-rounded approach that meets the goals of all interested parties – students, schools, employers, internationally trained nurses, domestic nurses, and most importantly patients.