National Nurses Week recognizes the professionals Americans trust most

(CNN)Nurses consistently rank at the top of the country’s most trusted professionals. And this week, America celebrates them. There are more than 4 million registered nurses in the US, says the American Nursing Association. What degree do you need to become a nurse? According to the American Nursing Association, a diploma in nursing was once the most common route to becoming a nurse. But now there are various paths that one can take, as outlined here. How did Nurses Week originate? There were several attempts to recognize nurses annually. But it wasn’t until1993 that the American Nursing Association permanently designed a National Nurses Week to “celebrate and elevate the nursing profession.” How respected is nursing as a profession? For more …