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Why Foreign Nurses Are in High Demand in North Dakota and the United States


Fred by Sam Lazaro:

North Dakota’s cold weather is one of the reasons most foreign nurses don’t renew their three-year bond. Isolation is another.

In Dickinson, about 80 miles northwest of Elgin, nurse Roger Uy and his wife Noemi (ph) arrived from Manila via San Francisco with their one-year-old son, Raiu (ph), exhausted from everything the trip, unsure of the blast of cold air that greeted him.

However, Roger Uy’s lifelong employer, the 88-bed St. Luke’s Skilled Nursing Facility, offered a warm welcome on a busy first day at Dickinson.


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