What is a profession? According to one definition a profession is an occupation that is based on a complex set of skills and knowledge that is used in the service of others. This definition also says that the members of this occupation abide by a code of ethics and commit themselves to competence, integrity, morality and many other qualities that promote public good (Cruess, Johnston, & Cruess, 2004, p. 74). According to this very definition, nursing is a professional occupation. The registered nurse receives a formal education with completion of a thorough and comprehensive knowledge base. Registered nurses use their knowledge to provide care and service to those entrusted to them. The American Nurses …show more content…
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