Nurses "Most Ethical" Profession - Gallop Poll - page 2

Nurses are America's most honest and ethical professionals, according to a new Gallup survey. Nearly 80 percent of the annual poll's participants ranked nurses "very high" or "high" for honesty and... Read More

  1. by   mbroberts99
    I think this great and I am currently in a class where i am doing research to determine if nursing a true profession
  2. by   traumahawk99
    Quote from mbroberts99
    I think this great and I am currently in a class where i am doing research to determine if nursing a true profession
    now, that's funny!. like if you said it wasn't, you'd pass . i'm so glad i did excelsior so i could escape this sort of perfunctory bull-do!

    hint: yes, you will find that nursing is the most noble and professional of professions, and the most professional of these nurses are the ones in charge of your academic program.
  3. by   Tweety
    Quote from ali_gator
    Boy, did you hit the nail on the head! I seems like the public regards nurses with some sort of sentimental affection, as opposed to giving them the respect they deserve.
    I think that the general perception that nurses are honest and ethical, meaning they trust us to take care of themselves and their loved ones, is very respectful of nurses.

    I'm not sure what you mean by "respect". But I've always thought respect has to be earned.
  4. by   MTBanRN
    Nurses are considered the most honest and trustworthy professionals. It makes our jobs harder to have to be bothered with those indiviuals with bad attitudes. I believe that the reason why they say this is because no matter how we are treated a lot of times we still do the best job we can with a smile, and in some cases we just do our jobs, without a smile. Nurses have to build a certain character over time any way. A lot of times we have to be bothered with those we choose not to be bothered with yet we do so any way. In actuality patients are appreciative they just do not show it.
  5. by   jlcole45
    I've been a nurse for 20 years and I have always felt the respect from anyone who knew what I do for a living.

    This is for all those nay sayer nurses out there or to anyone who needs a little pick me up.
  6. by   sirI
    Threads merged for comparison.

    Looks like we're up in the percentages!!
  7. by   Simplepleasures
    Yes, our ethical standards have us gotten fired in retaliation by unethical employers with big bull dog lawyers. I wonder if the general public knows how a nurse must struggle to remain in a job ,while unethical practices are being forced upon her by greedy corporate health care facilities.
  8. by   CHATSDALE
    i think that people who have been cared for by nurse appreciate the care that is given them when they are very vunerable
    some of the others i agree with
    i too have been ripped off by auto mechanics, now i sent a man who doesn't know anymore thani do but they seem to get treated better
    as for the news reporters the local peole are pretty much up front but the national people seemed slanted one way or another
    lawyers i have not really had much contact with, a friend of my sil helped us settle my parents estate some 20 years ago and that was it
    as for being any benefit from the ptb they will smile and say in their singsong way
    og course we always knew that you deserved to be right up there on top - end of story