Lawmakers trying to ease rules on school nurses
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School nurses do a lot more than dispense medication and take temperatures these days, which is why the state Legislature four years ago passed a bill raising their education requirement from a two-year to a four-year degree.
Whether that decision was a good move in the interest of student well-being or an unnecessary and unfunded mandate on school districts has been debated every year since the new requirements were signed into law by Gov. Maggie Hassan in 2016.