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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for May 8

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WASHINGTON, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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Profile America - Thursday, May 8th. This is National Nurses Week. Yesterday's National Nurses Day began a week honoring the outstanding efforts of nurses in helping to keep Americans healthy. The observance ends next Monday, the birthday 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 over 2.6 million, with median annual earnings of about $62,000. As their numbers have grown, so have nurses' responsibilities, keeping up with increasingly complex medical technology. They not only work in the nation's 6,500 hospitals but also are on duty in more than 80,000 nursing homes and residential care facilities across the country. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.

Sources: Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970, p. 140
http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ECN_2012_US_00A1&prodType=table  NAICS 622
http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ECN_2012_US_00A1&prodType=table  NAICS 623

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button). 

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