We’re facing a school nurse shortage


Your child’s health could be at risk while they’re at school as the nation faces an alarming school nurse shortage.

Roughly 40 percent of schools only budget for a part-time nurse.

This while 25 percent don’t have nurses at all, according to the National Association of School Nurses.

It’s a growing problem forcing school officials with little to no medical training to fill in.

Meanwhile, the role of a school nurse has changed.

Some face added responsibilities like treating severe allergies, concussions, and gender transition.

And more students are suffering from stress, asthma, and diabetes.

Without a school nurse on hand, students may have to wait longer for medical attention.

Officials blame budget cuts for the nurse shortage.

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