This infographic presents an overview of some general nursing statistics in the United States as looked at through the lens of them being the heroes of our time. 21st century nursing is the backbone of a patient’s health care journey. Across the entire patient experience, nurses work tirelessly and passionately to identify and protect the needs of every individual in need. In the United States alone, there are thousands of nurses in a variety of employment settings. With the current trend in the U.S. having a growing and aging population, there is a high demand for nurses – do YOU have what it takes to be a nursing hero?