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ERIC Number: EJ877330
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8405
Part 1--Factors Associated with School Nurse Ratios: An Analysis of State Data
Maughan, Erin
Journal of School Nursing, v25 n3 p214-221 2009
Despite the recognized importance of school nurses, the ratios of nurse to pupil are insufficient in many states across the country. The purpose of this study was to describe school nurse-to-pupil ratios by state and to statistically identify factors that may influence these ratios. Funding per pupil unit in general and support services and laws mandating school nurse ratios were some of the factors found to be associated with school ratios. Although the study has significant limitations, this is the first study of its kind to examine factors associated with ratios using secondary databases that are state-specific. Data such as this provide a context for studying those factors potentially influencing ratios. Further studies are needed to explore the numerous potential determinants described in the literature. Once key factors are identified, school nurses can effectively focus their efforts to lower school nurse-pupil ratios. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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