Alberta recruiting foreign nurses

Alberta fishing for foreign nurses

More foreign nurses are expected to flock to Central Alberta after the province pumps $5 million into recruitment efforts.

“It’s absolutely excellent. It’s obvious the province has made this a priority and is moving fast on it,” said Karmen Fittes, director of shared services with the David Thompson Health Region.

She hopes about 50 of the foreign nurses who respond to the government initiative will end up calling the Red Deer area their home.

More than 100 registered nurses are needed across the health region for the workforce of about 2,000 RNs. (Red Deer Advocate)