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A National Look at the School Nurse Shortage

 


Students Per School Nurse

State

275

Vermont

347

New Hampshire

419

Massachusetts

445

OSHNA (Overseas, Department of Defense)

460

Connecticut

519

Delaware

530

Alaska

552

Kansas

595

Wyoming

602

Maine

632

Rhode Island

652

Washington, DC

674

New Jersey

748

Missouri

780

New Mexico

832

Pennsylvania

841

Texas

873

Virginia

889

Iowa

901

South Carolina

913

Maryland

936

Alabama

1,007

New York

1,022

Indiana

1,060

Washington

1,084

Arkansas

1,159

West Virginia

1,195

South Dakota

1,217

Arizona

1,320

North Carolina

1,394

Mississippi

1,407

Nebraska

1,415

Tennessee

1,734

Georgia

1,803

Minnesota

1,814

Nevada

1,868

Louisiana

1,877

Kentucky

2,101

Colorado

2,240

California

2,359

Wisconsin

2,368

Idaho

2,377

Ohio

2,605

Florida

2,828

North Dakota

2,893

Illinois

3,110

Oklahoma

3,137

Montana

3,142

Oregon

4,204

Michigan

4,893

Utah

No School RNs

Hawaii

Source: National Association of School Nurses