- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The National Association of School Nurses calculates the nurse-to-student ratio for each state. Federal guidelines recommend that schools employ one nurse for every 750 students, but the national average is one nurse for every 1,151 students.

States with nursing ratios of 1 to 750 or better:

Alaska

Arkansas

Connecticut

Delaware

Kansas

Maine

Massachusetts

New Hampshire

New Jersey

Rhode Isalnd

Vermont

Washington, D.C.

Wyoming

States with ratios of 1 to 751 to 1,000:

Alabama

Iowa

Missouri

New Mexico

Pennsylvania

South Carolina

Texas

States with ratios of 1 to 1,001 to 2,000:

Arizona

Arkansas

Colorado

Georgia

Indiana

Kentucky

Minnesota

Mississippi

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New York

North Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

States with ratios of 1 to 2,001 to 3,000:

California

Florida

Idaho

Illinois

Louisiana

Ohio

Oregon

States with ratios of 1 to 3,000 or more:

Hawaii

Michigan

North Dakota

Oklahoma

Utah

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Source: National Association of School Nurses

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