The Nurses Association and Jack O’Connel are going to go at it again to finally end the debate on providing diabetes treatment in schools. This has been a nightmare, a headache and a royal pain in the you-know-what for school administrators. What I can’t figure out is why the Nurses Association refuses to live in the now. Nurses aren’t in schools like they were in the 1950’s. There aren’t enough Nurses number one and number two, there aren’t enough funds available to employ nurses at each school site. Take Santa Ana Unified for example – they have some 65 school sites. Can they afford another $650,000 a year to pay nurses salaries plus benefits? I don’t think so.
The real issue is the children and assisting those children with diabetes during the school day. Nurses need to give in and train the willing volunteers that want to help – bless their hearts!
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