Amazing Facts about Nursing
Here are 10 statistics on modern nursing
In a 2016 Gallup survey, Americans were asked to rate the honesty and ethical standards of people in different professions as the most reliable.
As of September 2016, there were 3.2 million registered nurses in the United States.
In 1970, in the United States, men accounted for only 2.7% of registered nurses. According to the last census, nurses represent almost 10% of caregivers.
In the United States, there are more than four times more RN than doctors.
RNs represent the highest percentage of health workers in the United States.
More than half of health workers are nursing students.
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. In the US, the number of RNs is expected to increase from 2.71 million in 2012 to 3.24 million in 2022, an increase of 19%.
The National Center for Workforce Analysis (an agency of the U.S. Department of Health) predicts that by 2020 there will be more than 800,000 vacant RN positions.
The nursing industry has the second highest number of non-fatal workplace injuries in the country and the highest incidence of musculoskeletal injuries.
Nurses are more likely than construction workers to suffer back injuries during their shift.