N.J. Assembly panel approves bill requiring nurses to accompany medically-fragile students

January 31, 2012

Category: Nursing News

TRENTON — In a move intended to prevent schools from trying to save money at the expense of medically fragile children, an Assembly panel Monday approved a bill requiring specialized nurses to accompany students who could need life-saving care at a moment’s notice.

Hiring nurses with fewer skills to save money has already led to at least one tragic incident, officials from two nursing agencies told the Assembly Human Services Committee.  Read More