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101 nursing fun facts

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One Hundred and One Interesting Facts, Quotes (and Even a Couple of Jokes) About Nursing:

1. January 27th is School Nurse Day. Planning on flowers? Chocolates? Didn’t think so.

2. The most visits to emergency rooms occur during the warmer months of the year.

3. According to the latest data available to the World Health Organization, Finland, Norway, Monaco, Ireland and Belarus have, in that order, the highest ratios of nurses per capita of all nations, ranging from 2162 to 1182 nurses per 100,000 people.

4. The National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses was formed in 1908.

5. According to a 2001 World Health Organization report, the number of psychiatric nurses in poor countries is about 0.1 per 100,000 persons.

6. In 1783 a black slave named James Derham worked as a nurse in New Orleans, eventually earning enough money to buy his freedom and move to Philadelphia, where he studied medicine and became a doctor.

7. Men and women between the ages of 25 and 44 account for 33 percent of all people in the U. S. who come to emergency rooms with injury-related wounds.

8. Linda Richards became the first nurse to earn a nursing diploma in the United States in 1873.

9. In 1846 the first hospital training school for nurses, the Institute for Protestant Deaconesses, was established in the town of Kaiserwerth, Germany.

10. The National Association of School Nurses recommends nurse-to-student ratios should be one to 750 for general populations, one to 250 in mainstreamed populations and 1 to 125 in severely handicapped populations.

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7 Responses to 101 nursing fun facts

  1. Im doing a project on nurses and this helped me a lot!!!!!!

    !!!THANKS SO MUCH!!!

  2. jas RN

    “95. The average annual earnings for licensed practical nurses was $29,440 in 2000″

    I’ve been a RN since 1992 and, I hate to say, in 2000 I was making $28,000 in Missouri. There seems to be something wrong with that. Guess that’s one reason I left the area.

    Some of these facts were very interesting. Thanks

  3. lwd338

    Ok I,m a LPN in Rhode Island and I make WAYYYYY more than 29,000.00 dollars who the hell looked that stat up !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • lwd338

      I,m close to 60,000.00 and I have 35 years experience

      • wkiemle Caption Contest

        I believe it is a national average. In Rhode Island, where there is a higher cost of living compared to places like Mississippi, the salaries are higher. I can tell you from experience that as an LPN, I earned $10.25 an hour as a new grad in Ohio in 1996. I earned $30.00 an hour as an agency nurse in Connecticut in 2003. I earned $23.00 in North Carolina as a staff nurse in 2008. Salaries vary greatly, depending on the region you live in.

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