The ongoing nursing shortage has proved a boon for travel nurses but continues to stress the budgets of many health care institutions. One potential solution to the ongoing shortage of nurses, according to some hospital human resource representatives, is to relocate nurses from other countries to the United States.
Some nursing advocates state that this is compromising the care provided to patients by lowering the standard of care. Others say that it is absolutely necessary to continue to provide even adequate care.
This post at kristine’s Corner, a nursing blog, tackles the question and presents some interesting quotes from industry insiders including one that claims there is no nursing shortage in Massachusetts.