National Nurses Day

Nurses are the first we look at when born and often the last we see before dying, which is why National Nurses Day is quite an important one. Read below to know more about it.

When Is National Nurses Day?

National Nurses Day is celebrated on May 6 each year.

National Nurses Day.


As important of a role as they serve, most people know very little about nurses and their profession. And, these FAQs are meant to help solve just that.

What kind of nurses get paid the most?

Earning over $181,000, Certified Nurse Anesthetists earn the most in the US. This is because they are the most advanced and highly skilled registered nurses that work closely with the medical staff during medical procedures.

What is the easiest nursing job?

Among the many nursing jobs, the nurse educator, nurse researcher, and home health nurse are considered the least stressful professions.

What is the highest nursing profession?

The Doctorate Of Nursing Practice (DNP) is the highest degree you can earn in the nursing field.

Which are the happiest nurses in the US?

According to some recent research, the happiest nurses in the US belong to the States of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Oregon, and Alaska because of various reasons, including the salaries, spendings, overall societal conditions, tourist attractions, and level of crime, etc.

Fun Facts

Being one of the older professions that exist to date, nursing as an official profession dates back to the 300 AD in the Roman Empire.

On average, nurses walk around five miles per twelve-hour shift!

Contrary to popular belief, just 41% of the registered nurses work in hospitals while the others are practicing privately, nursing at homes, and VA hospitals, among some others.

About 50% of students studying some form of health care in higher studies are in the field of nursing.

According to US News and World Reports, three of the top 25 jobs are types of nurses!

It is expected that, by 2026, there will be a further 15% increase in the employment of nurses.

Gallup asks US adults to rate the ethics and honesty of various professions and, 18 years in a row, nursing has come out on top!

The first nursing school was established in India in 250 BCE and could only be attended by males.

Graduating from the New England Hospital for Women and Children in 1873, Linda Richards was the first American to earn a nursing degree.

Linda Richards was also the one to invent written records as she noticed how the records were mainly verbal before, which was often confusing.

Nurses Quotes

Every nurse was drawn to nursing because of a desire to care, to serve, or to help.
Christina Feist-Heilmeier

Save one life; you’re a hero. Save 100 lives; you’re a nurse.

Caring is the essence of nursing.
Jean Watson

When you’re a nurse, you know that every day you will touch a life or a life will touch yours.

Constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon.
Dag Hammarskjöld

America’s nurses are the beating heart of our medical system.
Barack Obama

Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription.

Nurses are there when the last breath is taken, and nurses are there when the first breath is taken.
Christine Belle

Bound by paperwork, short on hands, sleep, and energy… nurses are rarely short on caring.
Sharon Hudacek

The character of the nurse is as important as the knowledge she possesses.
Carolyn Jarvis

A nurse is one who opens the eyes of a newborn and gently closes the eyes of a dying man. It is indeed a high blessing to be the first and last to witness the beginning and end of life.

See 137 Medical Quotes.

Jokes For Nurses

It’s the new nurses who aren’t scared that worry me.

The 3 words most people want to hear: ‘I love you.’ The 3 words nurses want to hear: ‘Alert, Oriented, Ambulatory.’

A novice nurse wears so many pins on their name badge it’s difficult to read.

An experienced nurse does not wear a name badge for liability reasons.

Statistically, 9 out of 10 injections are in vein.

Being a nurse is weird: I can keep a poker face through trauma but have a mental breakdown over losing my favorite pen.

Nurse: There’s a man in the waiting room who thinks he is invisible.
Doctor: Tell him I can’t see him

Patient: Will I be able to play the piano after this operation?
Nurse: Sure! Of course!
Patient: That’s awesome because I couldn’t before!

Nurse: Sorry for the waiting.
Me: No problem, I’m patient.

Don’t mess with me — I get paid to poke people with sharp objects.

The nurse who can smile when things go wrong is probably going off duty.

Nurse, “You have a cute baby.”
Husband, “I bet you say that to all new parents.”
“No,” she replies, “just to those whose babies really are good-looking.”
Husband “So what do you say to the others?”
Nurse, “The baby looks just like you.”

Nurses Riddles and Puns

How many nurses does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
None, they just get a nursing student to do it.

Why do nurses bring red magic markers to work?
In case they have to draw blood.

What did the emu say to the nurse?
Mend her bones or walk the plank.

What’s it called when a hospital runs out of maternity nurses?
A midwife crisis.

Doctor: Nurse, how is that little boy doing, the one who swallowed ten quarters?
Nurse: No change yet.

Why did the doctor despise his nurse?
She was always testing his patients.

Doctor to a nurse: Did you take the patient’s temperature?
Nurse: No. Is it missing?

Why did the doctor tell the nurse to walk quietly past the medicine cabinet?
So they wouldn’t wake the sleeping pills.

What do transplant nurses hate?

What did the nurse say when the doctor decided to stay home?
Suture self!

What do you call two ITU nurses holding hands?
A synapse.

Nurses Captions for Instagram

  • Not all heroes wear capes.
  • Don’t mess with her; she gets paid to poke people with needles.
  • Nurses are angels in comfortable shoes.
  • Every nurse has that one patient that they’ll remember forever; this one is mine.
  • I am a nurse because miracle workers isn’t an official title.
  • Nurses are the heart of health care.
  • Nurse; healer of the body, heart, mind, and soul.
  • Nurses; one of the few blessings of being ill.
  • A nurse will always give us hope.
  • Shift change is my favorite time of the day.


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Famous Nurses

  1. Florence Nightingale
  2. Clara Barton
  3. Mary Breckinridge
  4. Dorothea Dix
  5. Margaret Sanger


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