World short of 6 million nurses, WHO says

World / Science & Health Apr 7, 2020

World short of 6 million nurses, WHO says

As COVID-19 captures global headlines, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday that the world needs nearly 6 million nurses. The U.N.'s health agency along with partners Nursing Now and the International Council of Nurses underscored in a report the crucial role played by nurses, who ...

U.S. immigration rules bar thousands of foreign nurses

World / Science & Health Mar 29, 2020

U.S. immigration rules bar thousands of foreign nurses

As the coronavirus pandemic threatens to strain nursing staffs at hospitals across the United States, Melanie N. Beckham knows where to find reinforcements. But first, the Trump administration needs to give its approval. Beckham, president of Vintage Health Resources in Germantown, Tennessee, specializes in helping ...

National Jun 10, 2015

Higher Japanese proficiency urged for foreign nursing care interns

The Society for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language asked the government Monday to toughen a Japanese-language proficiency requirement for foreign nursing care interns. The request came after an advisory panel for the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry lowered the requirement for foreigners before undergoing ...