WASHINGTON, May 6, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
Profile America — Saturday, May 6th. This is National Nurses Day, the start of National Nurses Week. It's an occasion established to honor the outstanding efforts of nurses in helping to keep Americans healthy. The observance ends next Friday, the birthday in 1820 of Florence Nightingale, who established the world's first nursing school in England in the 19th century. In the U.S., there were some 12,000 registered nurses by 1900. Today, that figure is some 2.75 million, with median annual earnings of over $67,000. They not only work in the nation's 7,000 hospitals but also are on duty in more than 85,000 nursing homes and residential care facilities across the country. You can find more facts about America's people, places and economy, from the American Community Survey, at www.census.gov.
Nurses week/accessed 3/3/2017:
Florence Nightingale/accessed 3/3/2017:
Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970, p. 140
Registered nurses & income/accessed 3/3/2017:
Hospitals/County Business Patterns/NAICS 622: https://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/BP/2014/00A1//naics~622
Nursing & residential care facilities/ County Business Patterns /NAICS 623: https://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/BP/2014/00A1//naics~623
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau