Oakland school nurse Danielle Schaefer administers a vision test—one of her many daily tasks. The nurses say their workload is overwhelming and unsustainable.

Oakland school nurse Danielle Schaefer administers a vision test—one of her many daily tasks. The nurses say their workload is overwhelming and unsustainable.

Facing shortages, Oakland school nurses concerned about meeting student health needs

In Oakland, a shortage of school nurses has led to difficult working conditions—heavy caseload, treating severe health conditions, and high stress—that nurses say make it challenging to meet the health needs of Oakland students.

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