Today, more than ever before, nurses are regarded by most everyone as caring, compassionate professionals dedicated to delivering the highest quality medical care … day-in, and day-out.
However, there are two additional traits that must be added to the description – “honest and ethical.” For the 18th year in a row, Americans have rated nurses as the #1 most ethical and honest profession, according to the most recent Gallup poll.
The 2019 poll revealed that 85% of Americans rated nurses’ honesty and ethical standards as “high” or “very high,” coming in even higher than last year’s numbers. The honor is an impressive one, as the poll included other medical professionals, including physicians, dentists, and pharmacists.
According to Gallup, nurses have topped the ranking every year but one since the first survey in 1999 – and that was in 2001, after the 9/11 terrorist attack, when firefighters topped the list. Not surprisingly, 90% of American’s rated their standards of honesty and ethical behavior as “very high/high,” pushing nurses out of the top spot for that year.
As in the past years, the survey was conducted through telephone interviews that included both cellphone and landline respondents in a random sample of 1,025 adults in the U.S.
There’s no doubt it takes a special kind of person to be a nurse. But, to everyone who is one of those special people, St. Paul’s School of Nursing offers a path to nursing that’s backed by one of the nation’s largest nursing education and training networks. If you want to prepare for an Associate Degree in Nursing to become a registered nurse (RN), St. Paul’s School of Nursing offers programs at its Queens and Staten Island campuses that can provide the education and skills to help you excel in the profession.
To learn more about the programs at St. Paul’s School of Nursing, visit our homepage.
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