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Lina Rogers was the first school nurse. She was hired on October 1, 1902 in New York City to reduce absenteeism by educating students and families about health care regarding communicable disease.
School nurses address disparities everyday:
Did you know social determinants cause 80% of health concerns?
There are 95,776 full-time school nurses in the U.S. They take care of 55.9 million K-12 public and private school students. That equals 583.65 students per nurse.
25.2% of schools do not employ a nurse.