Highline Community College is an outstanding example of someone doing something! This community college launched the Puget Sound Welcome Back Center, investing time and money to solve a problem, for Washington state, that’s bigger than itself.
Highline realized foreign healthcare professionals, including #Physicians, dentists and nurses (RNs and LPNs), are working entry level jobs (cabbie, retail, etc). These professionals are under employed; their families are struggling; and our healthcare system is understaffed. The Welcome Back Center gets them back in the game! They’re currently finishing their third cohort for #Registered Nurses!
I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do. ~Edward Everett Hale
Puget Sound Welcome Back Center, a member of the national Welcome Back Initiative, offers counseling and educational programs to internationally trained health professionals currently residing in Washington state so that they may re-enter their profession in the U.S. This includes assistance in orientation, navigating the licensing process and support to work in the U.S. health care system for linguistically and culturally competent healthcare professionals.
Need a Nurse? Know an under employed foreign healthcare professional? Contact: Puget Sound Welcome Back Center