National Nurses’ Day

A day to celebrate and honor those who take care and heal others


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Thank a nurse today!

March 19th marks National Nurses’ Day, where we take the day to thank nurses around us for everything we do.

There are approximately 29 million nurses worldwide, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, or the NCBI, and they have helped over hundreds of people each and everyday from a minor cut to post surgery care.

To help appreciate these wonderful healers and caregivers, here are five fun and interesting facts about nursing, according to National Health Care Provider Solutions.

  1. Nurses walk around 4 miles a day
  2. The first nursing school was established in India in 250 B.C
  3. Nursing students make up more than half of all health profession students
  4. Only 3 out of 5 nurses work in a hospital
  5. Nursing is named one of the most trusted professions

With a little more knowledge of this field of medical care, people can appreciate nurses more.

So remember to say thank you to a nurse for all their hard work and dedication into their career, and for helping you feel better!