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School Nurses Under Pressure

By Net Assets posted 16 days ago


(from the New York Times) School nurses, already overworked, increasingly find themselves under fire from parents for enforcing public health rules that they did not make and cannot change. Through the pandemic, nurses have acted as contact tracers and quarantine enforcers, while still handling the scrapes, allergic reactions and broken bones of a normal semester. For the first time, some hate their jobs. Others are quitting, exacerbating a school nursing shortage that predates the pandemic.

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