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Foreign Doctors Fill Florida's Nursing Gap

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Foreign Doctors Fill Florida's Nursing Gap

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Foreign Doctors Fill Florida's Nursing Gap

Foreign Doctors Fill Florida's Nursing Gap

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Florida International University in Miami has come up with a novel approach to help solve the state's nursing shortage: training foreign doctors who can't pass U.S. board exams to become registered nurses. So far, 600 foreign doctors have applied for 40 places in the first class. Alan Tomlinson reports.