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ERIC Number: EJ921078
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8405
Substitutes for School Nurses in Illinois
Vollinger, Linda Jeno; Bergren, Martha Dewey; Belmonte-Mann, Frances
Journal of School Nursing, v27 n2 p111-119 Apr 2011
The purpose of this descriptive study was to explore utilization of nurse substitutes in the school setting in Illinois. The literature described personnel who staff the school health office in the absence of the school nurse and the barriers to obtaining nurse substitutes. There were no empirical studies conducted on school nurse substitutes in the literature. Thus, a sample of 148 Illinois school nurses was recruited to complete a 20-item online survey. In the absence of a school nurse, 10.1% of health offices were not staffed, 37.8% were covered by a nurse who was simultaneously responsible for their usual assignment, and 25.7% were staffed by nonlicensed personnel. Therefore, 73.6% of the respondents' assignments had no registered nurse immediately available the most recent day the nurse was absent. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois