Yesterday, on National School Nurse Day, Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-01) reintroduced her Nurses for Under-Resourced Schools Everywhere (NURSE) Act, legislation that would help public elementary and secondary schools hire registered nurses by creating a grant program at the U.S. Department of Education. View Rep. Titus' press release.
“It is important that children have their physical and behavioral healthcare needs met at school, particularly in case of an emergency. Every school should have a school nurse on staff every day. Passage of the NURSE Act is the first step to achieving student health equity,” said Linda Mendonça, President of NASN.
See NASN's Legislative Priorities and Outreach.