Nursing

Las Vegas school seeks to help foreign nurses adjust

Nurse Leader Insider, August 9, 2007

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A Nevada university is developing a curriculum aimed at helping healthcare facilities acclimatize nurses from other countries.

Officials at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas say the curriculum will be adaptable for hospitals nationwide, adding that learning the proper way to train foreign nurses is crucial in light of the nursing shortage.

According to the Department of Health and Human Services, about 3.5% of the nursing workforce consists of foreign-educated nurses. Southern Nevada's Clark County has reportedly become extremely dependant on these nurses, as more than 1,500 of the county's 10,000 nurses have been educated outside of the United States.

Source: The Las Vegas Sun



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