Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Value of the School Nurse

There was a time when nurses and healthcare providers were active participants in our everyday lives. You could access healthcare in a variety of places, and school was one of them. The benefit was not only improve quality of life, but also a reduction in the overall cost of the healthcare system as fewer individuals accessed health services unnecessarily, and still more had improved education for various health topics.

Although the school nurse is still around, the number of students under one nurse has ballooned. Budget cuts force some nurses to have over 15000 students under their care.

Some parents even make decisions of which school to send their child based on healthcare provision. Do you?

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