School nurses' duties expand with changing times

Friday, October 25, 2013

The Boy Scout motto of "be prepared" equally applies to today's school nurses, who not only deal with the typical bruises and tummy aches that have always been part of school life, but must now contend with a student population that is increasingly more medically fragile.

As school systems face budget cuts, nurses must also adapt to a "migrant" lifestyle as they are assigned to several schools during a work week.

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