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Nurses Win Trust, Leadership Next?



Nurses are the most trusted professionals in the nation and once again top a list they have dominated for 11 years, according to Gallup's "Honesty and Ethics" survey. Opinion leaders from across the country believe nurses should have greater influence in many healthcare areas—from reducing medical errors to improving efficiency and reducing costs—but that significant barriers continue to block them from fully achieving those goals.

1 comments on "Nurses Win Trust, Leadership Next?"
Stefani Daniels (12/7/2010 at 4:36 PM)

Not only is there a lack of a unified voice, there is no one individual who has taken the initiative to step forward and grab the mike!! There are several well published and highly visible pundits from medicine, but there is not one RN among them. When the ANA moved from being a professional organization to being a union, it diminished in its capacity to represent nurses. And while there was always tension between NLN educators and AONE leaders, it will probably intensify since the IOM has called for baccalaureate education for entry level nurses. Nothing has changed in my 40 years in nursing. Same church; different pew.