Monday, September 24, 2007

Some Fun Nursing Facts
National Nurses week which is celebrated the week of May 6th-12th annually co-incides with the birthday of Florence Nightingale. Florence Nightingale was born May 12th 1820. The idea of a nurses holiday was proposed in 1953 by Dorothy Sutherland of the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare. In 1974 President Nixon declared a National Nurses Week.
2.5 million - The number of Registered Nurses in the United States.
3.0 million - The number of Registered Nurses in the United States by the year 2012.
92% - The percentage of nurses who are women
600,000 - The number of licensed practical or licensed vocational nurses in the United States.
Largest Healthcare Profession in the U.S. - Nursing
7569 - Approximate number of hospitals in the United States.
1873 - First year a nursing degree was awarded in the U.S.
1846 - The first hospital training school for nurses is established in Germany.
25% - The percentage of Registered Nurses who work part time.
$28.71 - Mean hourly wage for Registered Nurses in the U.S.

4 comments:

Philippine said...

Kudos! Very informative article, keep up the good work!
This blog will be one of the many that I visit everyday.

Best of luck,
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Philippine said...

Just surfing nurse related blogs and came across yours. Good luck with your nursing and do not forget to buy good nursing shoes and socks...I sound like your mother.

Best of luck,
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zoinks said...

National Nurses Week is important for both nurses and the American public because it allows us all to look back to where we've been and to look forward and prepare for the challenges that are ahead of us today.
Yvonne

Rahul said...

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