10 more nursing fun facts!


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It’s that time again: we have 10 more nursing fun facts, quotes and jokes for you. If you missed the last batch, you can head here to catch up!

Don’t forget to leave your own favorites in the comments below.

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

2. The New England Hospital for Women and Children, established in 1862, was the first school for nursing in the U.S.

3. There are 738,400 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurse jobs in the U.S., according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

4. You know you are a nurse when you baste your Thanksgiving turkey with a Toomey syringe.

5. The largest demand for licensed practical nurses through 2110 will be in nursing homes.

6. A bachelor of science degree in nursing (BSN) takes about four to five years.

7. About three out of every five registered nurses work in hospitals.

8. Mary Todd Lincoln, the wife of Abraham Lincoln, was a volunteer nurse during the American Civil War (b. 1818 d. 1882).

9. According to the latest data available to the World Health Organization, the United States has a ratio of 982 nurses per 100,000 people.

10. You know you are a nurse when you find yourself complimenting a complete stranger on his veins.


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