Monday, April 9, 2007

//News// Asian nurses anchor industry in South California

Asian American nurses are changing the face of the nursing industry in San Diego and other parts of southern California in the US. About 15 percent of registered nurses in San Diego are Asian or Pacific Islander, compared to 12 percent of the total population.

In one hospital, Kaiser Permanente, the ratio is higher. Of 1,565 nurses working for Kaiser Permanente in San Diego, a third, or 528, are Asian, according to the New America Media.

The Philippines continues to be the leading source of nurses in the US. The Philippines is known to produce more nursing graduates and have more nursing schools than any other country in the world – 186 with the combined ability to graduate 20,000 nurses a year.

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