National Nurses Day 2020, Thank Nurse, Nurse’s Salary

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Wednesday, today is a special day, National Nurses day 2020, and start of a special week. Today, May 6, is the first day of the special week that ends on May 12. 

National Nurses Day 2020
National Nurses Day 2020
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Today is the day of the birth date of a special person, Florence Nightingale, known as the founder of modern nursing. In October 1954, the week was first established to honor her work in the Crimea War, 100 years earlier. 

Today, due to the current situation of the world, they are the front line soldiers, but even before the current situation, they are helping and caring for us in the hospital. So, we know the importance of these men and women in our lives. We know who gentle, soft, and king they are. 

These men and women are the backbone of medical care and ranked as one of the most trusted professions. They can their job in no matter which the circumstances are, and they do their job without taking leave, they do their job for more than 12 hours, they help us in the hour of need. Today is the first day of National Nurses Day 2020. 

Who is Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale: British social reformer and statistician

She is also called the founder of modern nursing, and she got the fame while trainer of nurses and serving as a manager during the Crimean War.

Date of Birth: May 12, 1820

Birthplace: Florence, Italy

Died: August 13, 1910

Death place: Mayfair, London, United Kingdom

Education: King’s College London, University of Cambridge

Nationality: English, British

Did Florence Nightingale ever marry?

During her life, Nightingale had received at least two proposals of marriage, and many men admirers her. However, she never married, and she thought God had made her for her work. 

Did Florence Nightingale fall in love with a patient?

There is no history of Florence Nightingale fall in love with her patient. In fact, she had received two proposers, but she rejected them; she thought God had chosen her for her work. 

Who killed Florence Nightingale?

Miss Florence Nightingale, known for her work during the Crimean War, died at her home in London, and the cause of her death was heart failure.

How much money can nurses make?

According to the data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the annual salary of the nurse was $73,300 in 2019. Hourly Pay rate was $35.24. And during the current situation of the world, in some parts, they are fighting for the increment in their salary.

National Nurses Day 2020
A doctor or a nurse placing money in her pocket.

Average nurse salary 

According to, the average salary of nurses in:

  • Alabama: $59,117 per year
  • Alaska: $2,273 per month
  • Arkansas: $66,706 per year
  • California: $114,035 per year
  • Colorado: $71,499 per year
  • Florida: $66,103 per year
  • Georgia: $34.47 per hour
  • Hawaii: $34.99 per hour
  • Idaho: $31.85 per hour
  • Louisiana: $62,418 per year
  • Michigan: $37.44 per hour
  • Mississippi: $28.76 per hour
  • New Hampshire: $78,430 per year
  • New Jersey: $37.71 per hour
  • North Carolina: $32.08 per hour
  • Ohio: $30.54 per hour
  • Pennsylvania: $33.15 per hour
  • Rhode Island: $35.94 per hour
  • South Carolina: $62,948 per hour
  • New Mexico: $34.67 per hour
  • New York: $32.63 per hour
  • Texas: $72,570 per year
  • Washington: $38.81 per hour

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