CBS’ ’60 Minutes’ Reports on Hospitals’ Efforts To Ease Nursing Shortage by Recruiting Internationally
CBS' "60 Minutes" on Sunday reported on the U.S. nursing shortage and how some hospitals are hiring international recruiting companies to bring skilled nurses from English-speaking countries such as Ireland, India, the Philippines and South Africa to work in the United States. For a two-year contract with a U.S. hospital, the recruiting companies offer nurses a benefits package with a salary up to five times what they earn in their home countries, green card sponsorship for the nurse and family members and assistance with travel and housing. An excerpt of the segment is available at pnm://184.108.40.206/220.127.116.11/recruit.rm in RealPlayer (Stahl, "60 Minutes," CBS, 6/9).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.