Nurses Receiving the Recognition They Deserve
As you get further into your career, you will most likely come across unhappy patients or family members who tear you down. Don’t let these isolated incidents convince you that people are unhappy with nurses.
In fact, according to an article on NJ.com entitled “Nurses earn America’s Trust,” people feel quite the opposite. Majority of people trust and appreciate their nurses!1
People from all walks of life come in contact with nurses.
Illness affects everyone. This inevitably puts most people in contact with nurses at some point. According to the article on NJ.com, “in 2015, 85 percent of people responding to a Gallup survey rated nurses “very high” or “high” for honesty and ethical standards.” 2
Nurses have ranked that high on the survey nearly every year since 1999 – not a surprise to us!1
The article attributes nurses’ high ranking among patients to strong character. “Nurses also have the ability to build relationships that reinforce trust, even after patients no longer need nursing care.”1
If patients pick up on good character, they will most likely be more trusting.
Nursing is a demanding profession, and sometimes you might find yourself discouraged by unhappy patients, families or coworkers. Don’t let this discourage you! Obviously nurses are doing something right because they have earned the trust of the majority of Americans! Congratulations nurses!
Read the full NJ.com article.