Trump victory worries Canadian nursing students
First year nursing students hope they’ll see a new president by the time they finish school
Finding a nursing job in Detroit could be challenging, say worried Canadian nursing students who watched Donald Trump steamroll his way to the White House in Tuesday's election.
Given Trump's stance on protecting American jobs, many nursing students fear they might not be able to find work in the U.S., where many graduates flock.
Yasmin Alkhouri plans on applying for work at Michigan hospitals, like the Henry Ford Health System, which already employs many Canadian residents.
The fourth-year nursing student at the University of Windsor worries about her chances of getting a job, given Trump's stance on ensuring jobs for U.S. citizens.
"It does raise some issues," she said. "There's a lot of opportunities for nursing students."
Seeking out Canadian nurses is common for some hospitals in the United States. Officials from Henry Ford held a job fair in Windsor last year, looking ot hire about 75 nurses.
First-year nursing students hope they'll see a new president by the time they finish school and are looking for a job.
Tiffany Taylor was as surprised as many about the election upset.
"It's kind of scary, especially since he has his opinions on Americans working in America," she said. "I feel like that's going to take away from some of our opportunities. For people graduating now, I think it's definitely a big concern."
Jordan Marleau is another first-year nursing student, who hopes the job landscape is different when she leaves school.
"I was worried, just in general, because I know everything he stands for," she said. "I feel like it's going to have an effect on us in Windsor."