10 Interesting Nursing Facts

Friday, September 5th 2014. | Health

Find out the interesting Nursing Facts if you want to know the history of a nurse. The School Nurse Day is celebrated on 27th January. In 1908, the National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses was established. Here are the detail facts about nursing for you:

Nursing Facts 1: The highest ratios of nurses

The highest ratios of nurses per capita in the world can be seen in Finland, Norway, Monaco, Ireland and Belarus. There are 2162 till 1188 nurses for 100,000 people.

Nursing Facts 2: the nurses in poor countries

The nurses in the poor countries are limited compared to the rich countries in the world.  The number of the psychiatric nurses is around 0.1 per 100,000 persons based on the World Health Organization Report in 2001.



Nursing Facts 3: James Derham

James Derham was a famous black slave who worked in New Orleans as a nurse in 1783. Since he could get the money by working as a nurse, he could buy his freedom.  He became a doctor after he moved to Philadelphia and attended the medicine school.

Nursing Facts 4: the injury related wound

The injury related wound should be cured as a soon as possible. In United States, 33 percent of the men and women in the age of 25 till 44 come to the emergency room to cure the wound.



Nursing Facts 5: the Institute for Protestant Deaconesses

The Institute for Protestant Deaconesses was the first hospital training school for nurses. It was founded in 1846 in Kaiserwerth, Germany.

Nursing Facts 6: Linda Richards

The first person who could get the nursing diplomas was Linda Richards. She got it in 1873 in United States.

Nursing Facts

Nursing Facts

Nursing Facts 7: health care sector

The people in United States spend more money for the health sector compared to any other countries in the world. It seems that the people really concern with their health.

Nursing Facts 8: deadly disease

45 percent of all nurses have the fear to get the deadly disease. This survey was conducted by ANA/NursingWorld.com in 2001.

Nursing Old Time

Nursing Old Time

Nursing Facts 9: Occupation

One of the great occupations that people can do is becoming a nurse. In United States, nursing is one of the fastest growing occupations.

Nursing Facts 10: the lowest nurse per capita

The countries which have the lowest number of nurses per capita include Central African Republic, Bangladesh, Nepal, Liberia and Haiti. Check Liberia facts here.



The first school for nursing was founded in United States in 1862. It was called The New England Hospital for Women and Children. Do you want to give opinion on facts about Nursing?

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