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Monday, June 19, 2006

Immigrant nurses needed to care for ailing boomers

"A critical shortage of nurses has compelled Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, like hospitals across the country, to hire more foreign-trained nurses.

Driven in part by the advancing age of baby boomers -- both patients and nurses -- hospitals are turning to nurses trained overseas. American schools simply aren't turning out enough graduates to fill the void, hospital officials say."

"Hospitals Bring in Foreign Nurses: Another perfect storm: nurses retiring, aging baby boomers, and a bottleneck in nurses training"
Ontario, California

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