Every Child Deserves a School Nurse

Every Child Deserves a School Nurse

In October 2013, a sixth-grader in Philadelphia died of an asthma attack. There was no nurse on duty at her school that day because of budget cuts. We need your help to ensure that all children have a school nurse when they need one. 

Please ask your members of Congress to support U.S. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy’s H.R. 1857, the Student-to-School Nurse Ratio Improvement Act.

In an era when 25 percent of children and adolescents have chronic health conditions that could affect their ability to learn—conditions that require ongoing management and emergency interventions for students to remain in school and keep learning—school nurses are essential to students’ health, safety and ability to remain in the classroom. School nurses are often the only primary care providers children see on a regular basis.

Ask your representative to support H.R. 1857, because every child deserves a school nurse.