Bloomberg: Nurse Shortages Are Set to Get Even Worse With Mass US Visa Delays

December 5, 2023 | Aya Media Buzz , Newsroom Featured

“Experts estimate that at least 10,000 foreign nurses have been delayed indefinitely — a holdup that’s almost certain to worsen an already dire national shortage. After the pandemic led 100,000 nurses to leave their jobs due to burnout or early retirement, US hospitals looked abroad to fill the gap.

To fill the gap, Sanford Health plans to hire so called travelers, or nurses who travel across the country for short-term contracts. Sanford Health is also trying non-human options. Sanford Health also partnered with software company Flexwise to deploy an artificial-intelligence tool that predicts patient load and schedules accordingly.”

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