I'm writing a report on nursing and I've been trying to figure out how to say nurses have been around since... Any ideas?

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The most simple translation would probably be

...Krankenschwestern gibt es seit dem 17. Jahrhundert...

There is actually no need to revert to more complicated translations.

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