If you are a nurse working today, it is assumed that part of your basic educational preparation was in learning the germ theory of disease, that infection and infection control are very basic to one’s knowledge of public health. When we license, we do not have the freedom of choice to agree or disagree with scientific principles that guide practice. For example, I cannot choose to disbelieve in the concept of inflammation while I provide care to people with diabetes, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, etc. As health care professionals, we take an oath to protect the public trust by engaging in personal and professional health care practices that promote the general welfare. That is why we are recognized as licensed professionals, and actually, as nurses, we have received the very top grade almost every year as the one discipline the public trusts the most. Apparently that is about to change.