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California’s Glaring Shortage Of School Nurses
Kaiser Health News

California falls significantly short of a new recommendation by an influential group of pediatricians calling for every school in the United States to have at least one nurse on site.

Fifty-seven percent of California’s public school districts, with 1.2 million students, do not employ nurses, according to research from Sacramento State University’s School of Nursing.

The call for a nurse in every school appeared this week in a policy statement by the Illinois-based American Academy of Pediatrics.