African American perception and beliefs about western healthcare professionals is influenced by different factors. With their traditional healthcare system passed over many generations, African Americans still believed in the power of other another person to heal. African Americans were healed by traditional doctors who used herbs and effectively treated their disease. This traditional belief in being healed by another person has been passed over from one generation to the other. However, their interaction with western healthcare systems has changed their perception of ability of other persons to health. African Americans believe that nurse serves the important role as a healer in their lives. However, research evidence shows that there are very few African Americans joining the nursing profession and even for those who join, the rate of drop outs is higher compared with other races. Evidently, this means that African Americans hold a low view of nursing as a profession (Munoz & Luckmann, 2004). If they had a superior view of nursing, most African Americans would be joining the profession. The low number gives evidence that African Americans could be holding a negative view of nursing as a profession and this have contributed to low ratio of African American nurses compared to other races.