Whitney Fear (Oglala Lakota), a mental health nurse practitioner, plays an essential part in supporting the health and well-being of her community, far beyond providing care at the bedside in Fargo, N.D.
Nurses and Nursing
For two decades, respondents to Gallup’s annual survey have rated nursing the nation’s most trusted profession. At 4 million strong, nurses are the largest segment of America’s health workforce, and their roles in hospitals, schools, communities, and homes extend far beyond medical care. RWJF remains committed to expanding the critical role nurses play in enabling everyone to live a healthier life.