Nursing Named Most Trusted Profession for 22nd Consecutive Year

Sam DiStefano
By Sam DiStefano  | 
Nursing Named Most Trusted Profession for 22nd Consecutive Year

The trend continues with nursing ranked as the most trusted profession in America for the 22nd time this century.

According to a recent Gallup Poll, 78 percent of U.S. adults rated their trust in nursing professionals as “high” or “very high.” However, overall trust in the profession has fallen since it’s peak in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nurses are on the front lines of health care, so, as people have become more dissatisfied and distrustful of the health care system, nurses are often the ones to feel the slight. What’s more, the hostility contributes to a challenging cycle of burnout, moral injury, and a nursing shortage that’s gotten worse.

There is so much more we can (and must) do for nurses – as leaders in health care systems, as communities, and even as individuals.

Because who will be there to care if there are no more nurses?

Nursing Ethics and Resilience at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Learn about R3: The Renewal, Resilience, and Retention of Maryland Nurses Initiative. Led by Cynda Rushton, PhD, RN, FAAN, Anne and George L. Bunting Endowed Professor of Clinical Ethics, it aims to renew, retain and amplify the resilience of nurses throughout Maryland – students, educators and nurses in all specialties and roles through a culture of ethical practice.

Listen to the Resilient Nurse Podcast, a series within the On The Pulse Podcast from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.

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About the Author: Sam DiStefano

Sam DiStefano is the Social Media and Digital Content Coordinator for the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. Sam works to bring the latest from JHUSON straight to your social media feeds and online reading.

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