05/09/2022 National Nurses Week

  1. 1. Nurses walk 4 to 5 ______ in a 12-hour shift. By comparison, the average American adult walks 2.5 to 3 miles over the course of an 18-hour day.
  2. 5. This annual week to honor nurses has been celebrated for over 40 years. It even ends on the day that Florence _________ was born! National nurses week was established to acknowledge the challenging job of being a nurse and to show appreciation for all their hard work.
  3. 6. Nursing is one of the most _______ careers you could pursue, as there are several types of degrees, certifications, job characteristics and specialties available. Some of the specialties include: travel nursing, wound care, diabetes nursing and medical-surgical nursing.
  1. 1. Born to freed slaves in 1845, Mary Eliza _______ enrolled in the nursing school operated by the New England Hospital for Women and Children in 1878. Of the 42 students that entered the program that year, only four completed it – Mary Eliza Mahoney was one of those four students. Later, she went on to co-find the National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses.
  2. 2. Linda __________ was the first American to earn a nursing degree. She enrolled in the new nursing program at the New England Hospital for Women and Children, was the program’s first graduate in 1873.
  3. 3. There are nearly 4 ________ nurses in the U.S. That means that if we took all of our nurses and put them in one spot, they could fill up the entire city of Los Angeles! Most nurses (80 percent) are registered nurses, or RNs. And according to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, nurses comprise the largest arm of hospital staff. They are the primary providers of patient care in hospitals and long-term care.
  4. 4. The World Health Organization (WHO) designated 2020 as “_______ of the Nurse and Midwife” in recognition of the vital role nurses and nurse-midwives play in providing health care. WHO also noted that nurses are often the first and only point of care in a community and that nurses often face challenging conditions. Of course, the organization could not possibly have predicted just how important nurses would be during 2020, considering the COVID-19 pandemic and other events occurring this year.
  5. 7. Nursing is considered the most honest and ______ profession in the United States