I agree!!!! We need full time professional school nurses in each school every day! There are way too many children who have chronic health needs. When a school district has just one nurse who travels to different schools every day, mainly just doing the required paperwork, they are not tending to the specific needs like he/she should be. When a nurse is stationed at one or two schools, they really get to know their students and parents. They keep up to date on doctor's orders and are able to train teachers on what to watch for concerning those students. Each school has many kids who have special medical needs whether it be allergies, asthma, seizure disorders, diabetes, sickle cell, tube feeds, catheterizations, etc, that nurse has his/her hands full with those needs! From my experience, the school nurse is busy from the start of the day to the end of the day. He/she also has to keep all of the children's immunizations up to date and reported to the state, perform health screenings to screen for vision, hearing, and dental needs, and also deal with many emotional disturbances. And that's not even talking about ALL the other kids who visit the clinic for nose bleeds, injuries, bandaids, icepacks, etc. The school nurses in my district start out making about $45,000, which I feel is not enough for all they do!!!