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There are many curious facts related to the nursing profession. Such events include the creation of historic schools, the founding of modern nursing, and much more. We would like to highlight our 3 favorite facts about nurses .

  1. Nursing is considered one of the most trustworthy professions.
    The annual Gallup poll has named nursing the most trusted profession for the 14th consecutive year. 85% of those surveyed consider that nurses have a high level of ethics and honesty. (Solutions for national healthcare providers)
  2. Nurses walk approximately 4 miles each day.
    In 2006, MEDSURG Nursing published a study revealing that the nurses studied walked an average of 4-5 miles during a 12-hour shift. To put this figure in perspective, the typical American walks about 2.2 miles during an 18-hour day. (TravelNursing.com)
  3. The growth of nursing outpaced that of the American population.
    According to the Health Resources and Services Administration, the nursing population grew 24.1% in the 2000s, with 500,000 registered nurses joining the workforce and 90,000 new registered nurses (LPNs). This growth rate is higher than that of the general United States population during the same period. (VeryWellHealth.com)

The field of nursing has many facets. We sincerely appreciate all the effort it takes to stand out in such a demanding profession. Happy National Nursing Week

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