The Quiz: How far does a nurse walk during an average 12-hour shift?
A 1 mile
B 4 miles
C 10 miles
Yes, nurses walk almost twice as far in 12 hours as a regular person walks in 18 hours, a study published in MEDSURG Nursing reported. This is not your average fitness walking: Hospital floors are hard on the feet and knees, and nurses do a lot of stop-start walking. No wonder a good pair of shoes is an essential part of the uniform.
The correct answer to this quiz is 4 miles.