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How Many Schools Don't Have Nurses?


You suggest that there's an opportunity to study the academic effects of having a full-time nurse. I'd add that there's the opportunity to also examine the health effects, right? An example. How many medication errors happen in schools where teachers or administrators monitor kids taking medication, versus those in schools with FT or PT nurses? I'm not sure I'd expect a difference. There could be one, but the teachers and administrators I've seen do this seem to be conscientious, since that task is following directions, not making medical decisions.


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