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This is the last of our Virtual Hill Day.

Posted 5 months ago by Patricia Endsley

This is the last of our Virtual Hill Day

Please, for the very last day, call the Capitol Switchboard  at 202-225-3121 and ask to be connected to Representative Poliquin. Senator Collins, and Angus King.  Chellie Pingree has already signed on!

Explain the importance of the NURSE Act and ask them to co-sponsor the House Bill HR 5251 (Poliquin) or the Senate Bill S 2532 (Collins and King).

Use these talking points!

  • As a constituent and a school nurse, I know how important it is that children have their health needs met at school.
  • According to national data, only 39 percent of schools employ a full-time school nurse, while 35 percent of schools employ a part-time school nurse. Twenty five percent of schools do not a have a school nurse at all.
  • The NURSE Act would give grants to increase the number of school nurses in Title I schools where there is not already a school nurse.
  • Between 15 and 20 percent of children in school have a chronic condition, such as asthma, diabetes, food allergy, seizure disorder or other health conditions. Today's children face greater health needs than in past generations.
  • Additionally, school nurses spend 32 percent of their time on mental health issues of their students.
  • School nurses help keep students safe, healthy and ready to learn. Please Co-Sponsor the NURSE Act HR 5251/S 2532.
  • Please Co-Sponsor the NURSE Act.

Thank you!

Janis Hogan RN, NCSN
NASN Director, Maine
Camden Hills Regional High School
25 Keelson Drive
Rockport, ME  04856
phone: (207) 236-7800 ext. 3250
fax: (207) 236-7813