Nursing voted most honest and ethical profession once again

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Nurses: You are at the top again! Americans have once more named nursing as the most honest and ethical profession in the country.

Gallup annually polls Americans to ask them about the honesty and ethics of various professions, and this year’s results show that 82 percent of those surveyed rate nurses’ ethical and honesty standards as “high” or “very high.” For comparison, the professions with the next highest percentage rating of “high” or “very high” responses are pharmacists and grade school teachers–both earned a 70 percent rating.

Nurses have topped the list every year since annual polling started in 1999, with the exception of 2001 when firefighters were included in the poll due to their September 11th rescue efforts.

Go ahead and hold your head high again this year. You deserve it!

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One Response to Nursing voted most honest and ethical profession once again

  1. Nurses need to be seen as honest and trustworthy. Patient’s couldn’t cope if they felt that nurses were anything but ethical and full in integrity.

    While nurses are human, and no one is perfect, I believe that nurses do make a big difference and for the most part of extremely honest and trustworthy.