12 Things You May Not Know About Nurses

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12 Things You May Not Know About Nurses

Don’t underestimate the power of nurses. In the emergency room, a lot of time can go by without speaking to a doctor. It can be frustrating to have no quick answers, especially if you are in pain and in need of care. But whenever you need them, nurses are there to help. Nurses will frequently check in and take care of you for hours on end. They’re there for you through late hours when the doctors are gone, and are dedicated to ensuring your smooth road to recovery.

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Nursing is the Nation’s Largest Health-Care Profession

There are more than 3.1 million registered nurses (RNs) in the United States working in many areas of healthcare. Nurses account for nearly 70 percent of a hospital’s staff members — more than four times the amount of physicians.

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