For the 14th year in a row, Americans say they trust nurses more than any other profession. With an 85% honesty and ethics rating -- tying their high point -- nurses have no serious competition atop the Gallup ranking this year. Pharmacists and medical doctors constitute the next tier, with about two-thirds of Americans viewing each highly, followed by high school teachers at 60% and police officers at 56%.
When Carmel Price's mother had an operation six years ago, Price helped her in the hospital but never really knew what the procedure was for. "I heard that she was having 'reconstructive surgery,' like that her organs had moved around and they were putting them back where they belonged,"
At 61, an age when not many people might choose to be photographed in a swimsuit, supermodel Christie Brinkley joyfully poses for selfies while wearing a bikini, a hat and her trademark smile.
It's no secret that nurses are always needed, and Sanford is offering a nice chunk of change for nurses that join their team.
An approach to healing that combines medical expertise and faith — called "parish nursing," "health ministry nursing" or "faith community nursing" — will be taught in an educational program to begin in February.
There’s another side of registered nurse Morgan Abel that few of her patients know. While she wears medical scrubs for her job at Columbus Regional Hospital, in other environments she dons a crown and occasionally a form-fitting swimsuit — out of the water.
Florida’s efforts to address a nursing shortage led to a boom in nursing schools, but many of their graduates can’t pass the state exams that will allow them to practice.
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