Will School Nurse Shortage Hurt H1N1 Fight?

August 20, 2009

HSC board member Martha Bergren, director of research for the National Assoc. of School Nurses, spoke on the Fox & Friends show today about the role of school nurses in battling outbreaks of disease such as H1N1 in a school setting.

Martha discussed the vital role school nurses play in identifying symptoms of illnesses such as H1N1, keeping more students healthy and more students in school. She also discussed the shortage of school nurses and the fact that school nurses are often stretched thin, serving up to 4 or 5 schools. 

Check out this clip of Martha’s interview:

To learn more about HSC’s programs and resources for school nurses, check out our School Nurse Resource Center.