According to a new study published in the Journal of American Medicine Association Pediatrics, having a school nurse saves a school money.
Every dollar spent on nursing services, the authors concluded, saves $2.20 in medical costs and lost productivity from teachers and parents.
About 45 percent of U.S. public schools have full-time nurses; 30 percent have a part-time nurse; and 25 percent have no nurse.
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School nurses are critical for the prevention and treatment of severe allergic reactions and other medical emergencies.
To find out more how school nurses are an essential part of managing food allergies at school, watch our video archive with guest speakers from the National Association of School Nurses and Allergy Home: Partnering with Your School Nurse