OECD countries: graduates in nursing 2017

This statistic depicts the number of graduates in nursing in OECD countries per 100,000 inhabitants in 2017. In that year, around 100 nursing graduates came per every 100,000 of South Korea's population.

Nursing graduates in OECD countries in 2017

Graduates per 100,000 population
Switzerland 100.9
Korea 99.9
Australia 84.5
Norway 79.8
Slovenia 75.4
Iceland 73.7
Finland 69.5
Hungary 61.9
United States 61.7
Belgium 56.9
Germany 54.5
Netherlands 52.9
Canada 52.5
Japan 51.5
New Zealand 45.4
Denmark 44
OECD36 43.6
France 40.8
Sweden 39.2
Estonia 35.5
Austria 34.5
Slovak Republic 31
United Kingdom29.4
Ireland 28.9
Chile 28.9
Latvia 27.5
Portugal 24.5
Israel 24.2
Spain 21.7
Poland 21.1
Lithuania 20.2
Italy 20
Luxembourg 18.1
Turkey 16.9
Greece 15.5
Mexico14.6
Czech Republic 14.1
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Source

Release date

November 2019

Region

OECD

Survey time period

2017

Supplementary notes

Values are from 2017 or nearest year available.
In the United Kingdom, the number refers to new nurses receiving an authorisation to practice, which may result in an over-estimation if these include foreign-trained nurses.
In Mexico, the data include professional nursing graduates only.

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