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MAY IS NURSES APPRECIATION MONTH! We want to remind you of the great importance nurses hold in our lives in Arkansas. According to the 2017 State of the Nursing Workforce in Arkansas report from the Arkansas Center for Nursing Inc., Arkansas averaged 12.6 registered nurses (RNs) per 1,000 people in rural counties and 13 RNs per 1,000 people in urban areas. This is ahead of the national average of about 9 RNs per 1,000 people, but there are still challenges to be met. In all, 23 counties in Arkansas are under the national average for nurses, with the least representations coming in Johnson County, at just 5.4 RNs per 1,000 Arkansans.

THANK A NURSE AND TELL THEM HOW MUCH THEY ARE APPRECIATED.

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