National Nurses Day…. in #CASE You Were Curious About Nurses!
Nursing is the nation's largest health care profession with more than 3.1 million registered nurses practicing nationwide.
Linda Richards was the first nurse to earn a Nursing diploma in the United States? She earned it in 1873 and the proof of her graduation is now displayed in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington.
James Derham, a slave, was “owned” by several doctors working as a nurse. He bought his freedom using his nursing salary and he later became the first African- American physician.
Nurses are consistently named one of the most trusted professions, year after year. Taking care of people during times of vulnerability allows nurses to form a special bond with their patients.
The only First Lady who helped in Union hospitals during the Civil War was Mary Todd Lincoln – she was a volunteer nurse back then.
According to the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are more than 35,000 back and other injuries among nurses every year.
Japan’s exam for foreign nurses is so difficult that, according to the latest report, it has been passed only by 96 out of 741 test takers in the past five years.
The nurse cap is patterned after a nun’s habit to keep the hair neatly in place. Although this clothing item has long been phased out as it is known to carry pathogens, some countries still use this as part of the female nurses’ outfit.
According to the World Health Organization, Nepal is one of the countries with the lowest nurse rate per capita. It only has 5 nurses per 100,000 people.
The famous poet and essayist Walt Whitman served as a volunteer nurse during the Civil War in Fredericksburg, Virginia. His poem entitled “The Wound Dresser” got its theme from his nursing experience in the battlefield.