Infographic: How do nurses balance it all?

Work, family, education, wellness—nurses walk a tightrope and make it look easy.

Take a look around you at some of the people you know who seem to have it together best. They’re raising families, caring for others, returning to school, making time to work out.

This infographic from takes a look at how nurses do it all.

Here are some numbers worth noting.


  • Work more than their scheduled hours 81 percent of the time
  • Average only 6.7 hours of sleep on days they work
  • Have a mean age of 47.3 in the U.S.
  • Say 76 percent of them are “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with their jobs

See the infographic to learn more.

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