From the Publisher: Ready for your CLOSE-UP?

Burger, Deborah
January 2005
Revolution: The Journal for RNs & Patient Advocacy;Jan/Feb2005, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p2
The article presents information on the fringe benefits for nurses. Californian Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed dismantling the multi-billion-dollar state pension system and converting it to a 401(k)-type savings plan for state workers and dvimping raises for teachers in favor of politicized merit pay. While labeling these mostly female professionals as "special interests," the governor raised $26.6 million from corporate interests last year and says he intends to raise $50 million this year. RNs despite a global shortfall in trained nurses. More than half the RNs in a survey said they would leave the profession or cut back their hours if ratios were abolished.


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