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.