Happy National Nurses Week

logoNational Nurses Week celebrates the diverse ways America’s 3.1 million registered nurses work to save lives and improve health.

Iowa Nurses

Nursing facts

  • In 2011, Americans again voted nurses the most trusted profession in America for the 12th time in 13 years in the annual Gallup poll that ranks professions for their honesty and ethical standards.
  • Nursing is the largest of the health care professions, and continues to grow. More job growth is projected in nursing than in any other occupation between 2008 and 2018.
  • The profession has grown by 5.3 percent since 2004, a net growth of more than 150,000 RNs.