4. And the first nursing masters degree? Columbia University School of Nursing was the first university to offer a master’s degree in a clinical nursing specialty, in 1956. It’s estimated that 13 percent of the nursing population, or 377,046, have a master’s or doctoral degree.
5. Nursing is a popular choice of study. Nursing students make up more than half of all students in all health programs. This shouldn’t be surprising. Nurses comprise the largest group of healthcare professionals in primary and long-term care.
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