From around the world to your bedside

Rural. Urban. Suburban. International nurses are there for you.

Seventeen percent of US nurses were foreign-educated.

But immigration proposals to eliminate per-country employment-based visas would make it virtually impossible for foreign nurses to emigrate to the US and treat patients. We need more nurses—not fewer.​

US health care shortage by the numbers

What the shortage means for your family

A simple fix could avert a healthcare disaster

Demand for health care has never been higher. At the same time, staffing has never been so low.

For more than 70 years, foreign health care professionals have served US

additional RNs needed each year
RNs will retire by 2030

By why does healthcare staffing matter to your family? Simple: overworked nurses means underserved patients.

Increasing a nurse’s workload by just one patient increases patient mortality by 7 percent, according to Becker’s Hospital Review.

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AAIHR is the preeminent advocate for foreign-educated healthcare professionals in Washington DC and state capitols around the country. 

We know you’re always there for your patients, so we’re always here for you.







AAIHR is in the fight for you, for clinicians, and for patient access

Legislation or regulation that interrupts the flow of foreign-trained healthcare professionals into the United States would have devastating consequences on patient care. AAIHR educates policymakers about the integral role international nurses and clinicians serve in US healthcare.

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