Nursing profession once again named most ethical

Once again the public rank nurses as the most ethical profession. For the past 14 years, consumers who participated in the annual Gallup poll voted nurses as the most honest of all professions in America. Eighty-five percent of the 824 Americans polled this year rated nurses' honesty and ethical standards as 'very high" or "high." "It's essential that we leverage this trust to lead and implement change in the healthcare system," Pamela F. Cipriano, Ph.D., R.N., president of the American Nurses Association, said in an announcement about the findings. "Hospitals, healthcare systems and other organizations are lacking an important perspective and can't make fully competent decisions if they don't have registered nurses at the board table or in the C-suite. That's why ANA is a member of the Nurses on Boards Coalition, working to place 10,000 nurses on boards by 2020." Announcement