School Nurse Shortage Named a ‘National Crisis’

 In Nurses Weekly

The nationwide shortage of nurses has not excluded school nurses. Only three out of five schools employ a full-time nurse. Many schools resort to using school staff and faculty—who have no medical training—to provide care to students. According to the National Association of School Nurses, about 40% of schools only budget for a part-time nurse and 25% have no nurse at all…

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