Nurses were ranked the most trusted profession in 2017, according to the annual Gallup poll on honesty and ethical standards, AONE reports. Nurses have topped the list of 22 professions for the past 16 years. Most Americans polled (82 percent) described nurses’ ethics as high or very high. Read more here.

Nurses again top Gallup poll of trusted professions

Nurses were ranked the most trusted profession in 2017, according to the annual Gallup poll on honesty and ethical standards, AONE reports. Nurses have topped the list of 22 professions for the past 16 years. Most Americans polled (82 percent) described nurses’ ethics as high or very high. Read more here.

Nurses come to rescue of heart-attack victim at basketball game

A 5th grade girl who collapsed during a Kentucky basketball game from what could have been a fatal cardiac arrest was saved by nurses watching the game, Fox News reports. Nurse Kerrie Gricius leapt to revive the unconscious girl and asked for an automated external defibrillator, which happened to be nearby. "This little girl wouldn't be alive today if it wasn't for that," local Fire Chief James Richey, who also helped the girl, told the news station.

Men in nursing encourage other men to join nursing ranks

Only 13 percent of nurses in the United States are men, reports The New York Times, but that number has grown gradually since 1960, when the number was 2 percent. Now, as the economy and gender roles evolve, male nurses seek to reduce the gender stigma around their profession. The Times spoke with 12 men in nursing across the spectrum of the nursing practice in the Pacific Northwest, where recruitment efforts are heightened. “Some were drawn to the caregiving, others to the adrenaline of the work,” the Times reported. “It’s a reliable, well-paying job at a time when that’s hard to come by, they said, but also one they feel proud of.”

Nurse leader development program shows results

A group of Duke University researchers found value in a structured nursing leadership development program using the Essentials of Nurse Manager Orientation program, which was developed by AONE and the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. The program was completed by 40 nurses; those who completed a post-assessment said they found the mentoring valuable. More information about this program here.

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