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Website spotlight: Nurses win trust; leadership next?

Nurse Leader Insider, December 13, 2010

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Rebecca Hendren, for HealthLeaders Media, December 7th, 2010

Nurses are the most trusted professionals in the nation and once again top a list they have dominated for 11 years. Since 1999, the only time nurses have been ousted from the top spot of Gallup’s annual survey was in 2001, when firefighters were ranked highest following their heroism on Sept. 11.

Not surprisingly, car salespeople, lobbyists, and Congress rank at the bottom of the pile.

Eighty-one percent of Americans say nurses have high or very high honesty and ethical standards. This is much higher than those for the next most trusted professionals, military officers and pharmacists. Physicians are number five on the list.


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