Trend: Foreign nursing schools sell to U.S. students

Well aware of the growing nursing shortage in the U.S., foreign medical schools are increasingly pitching U.S. citizens.  Not only are more nurses needed than schools can turn out, interested students often can't get a slot in existing programs. That's why countries like India, Britain, Belize and Jamaica are getting into the game, hoping to attract these otherwise qualified students into their schools.

One particularly ambitious entrant into this market is Ross University, a Dominica-based med school which serves 2,000 students. The school has offered nursing programs since 2005. Now, entrepreneur and found Robert Ross is making plans to expand to St. Kitts, a gorgeous tropical location sure to attract nursing students interested in a comfortable student lifestyle. The new school charges prospective nurses $8,800 a semester, about four times the fee for a nursing LPN degree from U.S. community colleges, but still keeps attracting students.

To learn more about this trend:
- read this Time article

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