We’re facing a school nurse shortage

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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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