Nurses Rank Number 1 for Honesty and Ethics in Gallup Poll of Professions

Strong ethics fostered in future nurses in nursing school (NEW YORK, NY, Dec. 7, 2012) –More than two thirds of Americans say that nurses have "very high" or "high" honesty and ethical standards, a significantly greater percentage than the next-highest-rated professions, military officers and pharmacists, according to a national Gallup poll. In fact, this is the 11th year that nursing has topped the list. Nursing schools including Columbia School of Nursing instill the seeds of a nurse’s ethical attitude toward patients during their education. In fact, good ethics and good nursing are inseparable. A Columbia University School of Nursing faculty member is available to discuss why nurses’ strong code of ethics make them the most trusted professional year after year.

 

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