Nurses are still lacking in our public schools
Before the COVID-19 crisis crashed into our daily lives, you may have recognized the value in having a health professional available to students during their school day.
The school nurse is that professional.
Nurses keep students healthy, in their classes, ready to learn. With or without pandemics, school nurses teach prevention, identify illness and ensure that students who need more care will have it.
When available, nurses are a trusted source of information and reassurance, both more critical than ever to calming the mounting fears of anxious students.
Project ONE advocates for timely increases in the number of school nurses. Now an urgent need, Guilford County has fewer than half of the number recommended.