Thousands of foreign nurses come to US via Vermont; never visit

Wilson Ring, Associated Press, November 12, 2005

Montpelier - Thousands of foreign nurses immigrate to the United States with the help of the Vermont Board of Nursing, without ever visiting the state or planning to live or work here, officials say.

The nursing board processes applications for the foreign trained nurses so they will be able to take the nationwide licensing exam and, if they pass, get a Vermont nursing license. ... Thousands