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Integrating Immigrant and Refugee Nurses: A Look at Successful Models in the U.S.

March 27th, 2018

As the United States faces an increasingly aging population and its current nursing workforce ages into retirement, the demand for nurses is expected to be acutely felt in some regions of the country, particularly in rural communities where many patients already must travel long distances for care. According to the American Nurses Association, approximately 690,000 […]

Updated IMPRINT Map Tracks Trends in Immigrant Professional Integration Programs Across the U.S.

February 21st, 2018

Eighty-seven programs that represent a range of efforts to empower foreign-trained immigrants and refugees are now featured in the updated IMPRINT Program and Service Map. The IMPRINT map reveals the breadth of approaches across the country to support individuals seeking to reenter their professions and contribute more fully to their communities. Initiatives include mentorship, educational advising, job fairs, […]

New Navigator Programs Help Foreign-Trained Immigrants Overcome Barriers to Employment

January 10th, 2018

A growing number of states and community colleges across the country have taken new measures to help foreign-trained immigrants and refugees qualify for and find professional level work in the United States. California, Michigan, and New York as well as Arizona’s Pima Community College, and Miami Dade College in Florida are all helping foreign-born workers […]

Leaders in Skilled Immigrant Integration

November 13th, 2017

The City of Philadelphia, in partnership with the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians, is offering a three-month paid fellowship to support foreign-trained professionals along their journey to success.   Context Under Mayor James Kenney, the Department of Commerce and the Managing Director’s Office are spearheading an effort to develop a citywide workforce development strategy, including […]

Spotlight on Minnesota: Opening a Pathway for International Medical Graduates to Practice Medicine in Minnesota

October 11th, 2017

Minnesota has become a national leader in helping foreign-trained physicians practice in the United States. While immigrant and refugee communities are severely underrepresented in the state’s licensed physician workforce, an estimated 250 to 400 unlicensed immigrant physicians live within its borders. But, in the past few years, Minnesota has taken notable steps to recognize the […]

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