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Workforce Webinar on International Recruitment of RNs And Allied Health Workers

The shortage of Registered Nurses (RNs) in the U.S. continues to grow as we approach the third year of a global pandemic. With more than half a million RNs anticipated to retire by 2022, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the need for 1.1 million new RNs for workforce expansion and replacement of retirees.

As hospitals explore solutions to workforce shortages, interest in international recruitment has surfaced as a promising strategy to strengthen health care ranks. HASC is committed to addressing factors that constrain the local health care workforce and the potential benefits of recruiting foreign-born workers to help widen the talent pool. International recruitment has its advantages, however, it is not without specific challenges that each hospital and health system must carefully consider.

To help educate members on this topic, HASC has invited immigration attorney Carl Shusterman to share information about the process of obtaining work visas and green cards for foreign-born nurses and allied health workers.

Members are invited to attend a webinar featuring Carl Shusterman on March 9 at 10 a.m. where he will walk through the various steps outlined in this article and answer your questions.

Carl will discuss the steps and criteria for recruiting international workers, such as:

  • Education and licensing requirements
  • Navigating the green card process
  • Temporary work visas, H-1B professional visas, and TN visa
  • And more

To register, please click here: https://bit.ly/3tOCeMU