101 nursing fun facts

61. Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross in 1881. (b. 1821 d. 1912).

62. A 1996 survey done by the Department of Health and Human Services found that 95% of all working nurses are female.

63. The U.S. Army Nurse Corp was started in 1901.

64. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, open wounds are the leading diagnosis for injury-related visits to emergency rooms.

65. Why did the nurse keep the bedpan in the refrigerator? Because when she kept it in the freezer it took too much skin off.

66. There were about 700,000 jobs for licensed practical nurses in the year 2000.

67. According to a recent World Health Organization report, the United States, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark and Germany, respectively, annually spend the most money per capita on health care.

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

69. The fourth week of May is National Nurses Week.

70. There are more nurses than any other workers in the health profession.

Which president’s wife served as a nurse in the Civil War?  –>

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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

    “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

        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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