In a previous blog, we covered new research for independent school nurses and health services, and we gave an overview of the 2013-14 Annual Report of Independent School Health Services. Now, it's time to dig a little deeper and look at the staff and facilities that make school health services possible.
To segment and analyze data, we asked respondents a series of questions focused on each school’s health center staff and facilities. Each school knows that type of information on their own services, but how do they compare to other schools? The resulting data allows schools to see how they measure up in these areas, and allows for easier comparison with characteristically similar schools among other data points. So, let's get to the good stuff.
Nearly all schools (89%) reported having some type of nurse on staff, but just 18% have a full-time RN on staff, and another 18% have a part-time RN on staff. Fifty-four schools (36%) have more than one nurse on staff, and 36 schools (23.8%) have a full- or part-time doctor on staff. Of the respondents that have a full-time or part-time doctor on staff, 85% take boarding students.