Nursing Shortage

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In a nation suffering from a shortage of nurses, California ranks 49th out of 50. Now, Governor Davis wants to require hospitals to increase their nursing staffs. To help make that possible, he's offering 60 million dollars to train 5,100 nurses over the next three years. While the nurses' union is thrilled, hospitals are worried about the money. We examine the proposal and its impact on patient care with representatives from California's largest nurses' union and a trade organization that represents private and public hospitals in the region.
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