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NURSES ARE AGAIN THE MOST TRUSTED PROFESSIONALS

For the 16th consecutive year, the Gallup Poll found that the most trusted professionals are … nurses!!!  Nurses surpassed military officers by 11% and doctors by 17%.

I love seeing these statistics because they are true.  Nurses are amazing in that they take care of people’s health, well-being, psycho/social needs and even their property.

Interestingly, pharmacists have declined some this year, possibly related to the opioid crisis.  Members of Congress received negative readings, more or less reflecting America’s political climate.

Since 1999, nurses have rated as the top professionals except for 9/11 when firefighters deservedly took top honors following the terrorist attacks that day.   Thereafter, the top line has always been our profession.

Lawyers, at least, rank in the average range!

It is no wonder that nurses rank high.  They are the front line to health care and spend the most time with patients.  This statistic is great for our profession.

 

 

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