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CMS Hiring Nurses. Goal: One Nurse Per School.

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Charlotte, N.C. (WJZY) --Do you have kids?

When you took them to school for the first time, did you have any fears?

It can be scary for parents who have kids with low blood sugar or asthma because they don't know if their kid is going to be ok at school.

"I see students who have seizures daily. I see students who are diabetic, that need careful monitoring that they're administering the correct amount of insulin," said April Ghant RN, a school nurse with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

This year - for the first time in more than 20 years - CMS is getting one nurse per school.

"We were provided from this year's budget from County Commissioners to hire an additional 33 school health nurses. We're looking for nurses who have at least a BSN and two years experience," said Dr. Marcus Plescia, the Mecklenburg County Health Director.

"It's going to be amazing, what we'll be able to do with one nurse per school. I take referrals from classroom teachers for students who that may not be seeing or hearing so well, contact parents and help them maneuver the healthcare system," said school nurse April Ghant.

The director of the Heath Department says he wants to get to 750 kids per nurse.

Follow this link for information to apply.

 

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