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10 Essential Facts About Nursing [Infographic]

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As we are facing a serious shortage of professionals in this department, we should all take a moment and remember how much nursing was, and still is a crucial element of the health care.

In 2015 only 200,000 individuals passed the Registered Nurse exam. Although there are a total of 3,963,844 registered nurses within the US, there are only approximately 50 nurses per 10,000 people. Countries like Africa have even less nurses, and if you are a nurse working in Africa, you should know that the ratio is 1000 people per 1 nurse.

It seems that legendary names such as Florence Nightingale, Walt Whitman and Mary Eliza Mahoney, do not inspire our modern day youth enough for them to take interest in this profession. In fact, there is only a slight increase in the number of male nurses, but then again there is a total of 9.6% of them among those aforementioned 3.9 million. In average, nurses make approximately 60,000 USD annually, but in some regions, such as California, Hawaii and Massachusetts, they even have six figure salaries.

Always a silent hero through the wars and epidemics, nurses can be kind, professional, and sometimes strict individuals who care a lot about the well-being of their patients. They are continuously educating themselves to provide better care for those in need.

The following infographic shares some more interesting facts about the nursing profession.


10 Essential Facts About Nursing [Infographic]

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1. Employment for Nursing

Employment for nursing is expected to increase by 19% by the year 2020.

The aging population is expected to increase due to advances in medical care, increasing the lifespan of individuals that will depend on nursing care to stay healthy.

2. Highest Paying Nursing Specialties

The highest paying nursing specialties are: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist ($133k), General Nurse Practitioner ($97k), and Gerontological Nurse Practitioner ($95k), according to Nurses.org.

3. Lowest Paying States for Nurses

Iowa, Oklahoma, and West Virginia top the list for the lowest pay for nurses nationwide. If you’re looking for the highest paying states, California, Hawaii, and Massachusetts tops the list.

4. Highest Demand Specialty

Home health care has the largest demand for nursing.

Lots of patients with long term complications depend on nurses to take care of their needs in the comfort of their home.

5.  Nurses Week

As of 1998, May 8 has been celebrated as National Student Nurses Day.

National Nurses Week is celebrated each year starting on May 6, and ending on May 12, which is Florence Nightingale’s birthday.

6. Opportunities In Nursing

Nurses can be doctors as well as teachers.

Nurses are not confined to their title as a nurse, but can continue their education to get PhDs in their field of interest.

7. Gender Disparity in Nursing

The population of professional nurses is mostly women but men who are registered nurses has been on the rise, increasing three fold from 2.7% to 9.6% since 1970.

8. Continuing Education Requirements

Continuing education hours are required for nurses.

Like a lot of other health care practitioners, nurses are required to keep themselves up to date with the latest protocols and treatment, ensuring they provide safe care at all times.

9. Highest Paying States for Nurses

California, Hawaii, and Massachusetts top the list for highest paying states for nurses.

10. Job Flexibility

About 25% of registered nurses work part-time, leaving the opportunity for a better work life balance.


Source: http://www.healthlisted.com/10-essential-facts-nursing-need-know/



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  • As we are facing a serious shortage of professionals in this department, we should all take a moment and remember how much nursing was, and still is a crucial element of the health care.
  • Although there are a total of 3,963,844 registered nurses within the US, there are only approximately 50 nurses per 10,000 people.
  • Countries like Africa have even less nurses, and if you are a nurse working in Africa, you should know that the ratio is 1000 people per 1 nurse.
  • Always a silent hero through the wars and epidemics, nurses can be kind, professional, and sometimes strict individuals who care a lot about the well-being of their patients.