NCSBN: Domestic Nursing Shortage Causes Providers to Look Abroad

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) estimates a shortage of 800,000 nurses by the year 2020. In response, U.S. health care providers are looking abroad to hire nurses as a partial solution, evidenced by a 16% increase of foreign-educated registered nurses in the United States to 16% based on NCSBN data. At…