school nurses

school nurses

School Nurses Disappearing Due to Budget Cuts

School nurses do more than try to figure out if a student is faking the flu. From scraped elbows and knees to eye and ear exams, they are there to aid in all sorts of health issues.

With all that they do, it comes with much surprise that they are disappearing from our public school system.

“Only 45 percent of the nation’s public schools have a full-time on-site nurse,” said Carol Mithers, an author at “Thirty percent have one who works part-time — often dividing her hours between multiple school buildings — and a full 25 percent have no nurse at all.”

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