The Gallup Poll and the Year of the Nurse

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In 2020, nurses were voted the most ethical and honest profession for the 18th year in a row in the annual Gallup poll. Furthermore, WHO named 2020 The Year of the Nurse and Midwife - further proof that nurses are in demand, noticed by others, and appreciated.

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Here in the United States, the annual Gallup poll measures Americans’ feelings about the trustworthiness, ethics and honesty of various professions. In early 2020, nurses were once again voted to be the most ethical and honest of all, with 85 per cent of respondents stating that nurses’ ethics and honesty were ‘high’ or ‘very high’. Meanwhile, physicians scored 65 per cent and Members of Congress a lowly 12 per cent.

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Keith Carlson
Keith Carlson, RN, BSN, NC-BC, is a holistic career coach for nurses, award-winning nurse blogger, writer, podcaster, speaker, author, and popular career columnist. With two decades of nursing experience, Keith deeply understands the issues faced by 21st-century nurses. Keith’s two podcasts, RNFM Radio and The Nurse Keith Show, offer inspiration and practical support to nurses seeking to create meaningful, satisfying lives and careers. Keith’s message of savvy career management and professional satisfaction reaches tens of thousands of nurses worldwide. Keith can be found on many social media platforms---including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Instagram - as well as at and Digital Doorway.
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