27 March 2008
American immigration could provide cure to nursing shortage
Iowa Congressman Tom Latham has revealed that the state is facing a shortage of 2,100 nurses - and the figure could rise to 9,000 in a decade. Speaking at a meeting with nurses at Fort Dodge, Mr Latham was attempting to get information ahead of potentially writing a new bill to address the problem in nursing. One possible solution to this shortage would be for nurses to enter the US through American immigration.
Mr Latham also highlighted the fact that the problem could increase because the baby-boom generation is ageing and will need more healthcare in the future. Referring to the urgency of the situation, Latham told the nurses at the meeting: "I think you underestimate your importance in the eyes of the public." Latham has been representing Iowa since January 1995 and will continue on his fact-finding mission, with five more gatherings across the state of Iowa scheduled by the Congressman. People considering American immigration can take American online visa assessments to see if they are in a profession which is needed, such as nursing.
America needs skilled nursing professionals: anyone interested in American immigration should complete the American Visa Bureau's online American visa application to see if they qualify for an American visa.