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Study: Need For School Nurses Growing In NC, Could Cost $79 Million A Year

The need for nurses in North Carolina public schools is growing, but the state would need to dedicate up to $79 million a year to meet the recommended school nurse-to-student ratio, according to a new study released Monday by the General Assembly’s Program Evaluation Division. Fewer than half of North Carolina's school districts (46 of 115) meet the ratio of one school nurse for every 750 students, as recommended by the National Association of School Nurses and State Board of Education.

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Kelly Hinchcliffe | WRAL