Nursing practice is a phenomenon that has had significant growth in the past three decades. This growth is of essential significance to the healthcare development and growth of the nursing profession. The nursing profession is of great significance towards achievement of the millennium development goals; it is, therefore, important to note and analyze the systematic significance of the development in this sector. This paper seeks to hypothesize on a research study that was done in the period between 1970’s and 1980’s. It shows the data on how the nursing profession has had significant development over the years.