Thu, 12 May 2016
Today is the National Day of Advocacy for Nurses and the end of National Nurses Week 2016. In the U.S., nurses number 3.4 million. New Mexico is home to some 22 thousand nurses. What does the American public think about these front-line health workers? This year and for many years past, nurses rank number one in Gallup poll’s honesty and ethics in professions survey--ahead of doctors, teachers, police officers and other highly regarded workers. Reporter Mary Lou brings us the story of New Mexico nurses on this important day.