Report Finds 57% of California School Districts Lack a Full-Time Nurse

More than half of California school districts do not have a full-time school nurse, even though the number of children in the state with chronic diseases is on the rise, HealthyCal  reports.

Details of School Nurse Staffing Levels

According to a soon-to-be released report by the California State University-Sacramento School of Nursing, 57% of school districts in the state lack a full-time school nurse.

Dian Baker — a CSU researcher who contributed to the report — said, “Extreme variation exists across the state regarding the capacity of schools to provide health services for children with special health care needs,” adding, “In some areas, the capacity is so low that the safety of these children may be at risk.”

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