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School Nurse Corner: A Solution to Safely Open Schools and Help Students Learn

[Source: NASN]

School nurses are helping us safely reopen U.S. schools. These pandemic-related  responsibilities are above and beyond the core contributions of school nurses; they traditionally address student health and mental health issues to support learning. Yet more than a quarter of our nation’s schools don’t have a school nurse. Most funding for school nurses is from education dollars, and since states’ and schools’ budgets are stretched during this pandemic, money to hire school nurses is scarce. NASN asks that $1.36B be allocated to help schools and districts hire nurses. Congress should also ensure

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