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Nursing – America’s Most Trusted Profession

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If you’re currently serving as a nurse – or are considering becoming one – you should be proud. It’s the country’s most trusted profession. Again.

According to a recently released Gallup poll, Americans rated nurses highest in honesty and ethical standards for the 16th consecutive year. Nurses topped 22 other occupations, with 82% of Americans describing nurses’ ethics as “very high” or “high.”

Nurses scored about 11% higher than the nearest profession, which were military officers. Rounding out the top five most trusted occupations were grade school teachers, medical doctors, and pharmacists.

You’ll notice that three of the professions rated highest for honesty and ethical standards are in the healthcare field – nurses, medical doctors, and pharmacists.

Nurses have rated highest every year but one since 1999. In 2001, Gallup included firefighters on the list after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and 90% of the public rated their honesty and ethical standards as “high” or “very high.”

Galen College is Dedicated to Keeping Nurses at the Top

 At Galen College of Nursing, excellence and compassionate values are among our utmost goals. When a student graduates from our college, it’s important that they not only have strong skills to excel at nursing but that they also possess the strongest ethical standards to continue America’s high perception in our profession. That’s Pure Nursing.

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