Any Muslim Nurses/Student Nurses in Allnurses? - page 7

Hi, I'm muslim pre-nursing student and I wear the hijaab. I would love to know any Muslim nurses/student nurses that I can ask some questions regarding the hijaab, uniform, dealing with patients,... Read More

  1. by   dishes
    I have a question regarding muslims using the term sister. I noticed female muslim patients frequently call me sister and I feel honoured being called this, but my muslim male patients do not call me sister. I am curious is there a religious or cultural reason for a female to call me sister and not a male? Or is it just individual preference?
    kindest regards
    dishes
  2. by   CaribMuslimah, RN
    i love to be called sister as well. i think it may be individual preference based on culture (men not talking to women for whatever reasons). it's the same excuse/reason some men use not to return salaams.

    Quote from dishes
    i have a question regarding muslims using the term sister. i noticed female muslim patients frequently call me sister and i feel honoured being called this, but my muslim male patients do not call me sister. i am curious is there a religious or cultural reason for a female to call me sister and not a male? or is it just individual preference?
    kindest regards
    dishes
  3. by   .Heartbeat.
    Hi I was just wondering, Does anyone here have a co-worker that wears the hijab (headscarf)? One of my close friends does and she hasn't had any issues. What about your co-workers? How do they feel?
  4. by   CaribMuslimah, RN
    are you asking how our co-workers feel about us muslimah's wearing our hijab? (my first rxn: does it matter how they feel?) or are you asking how we feel about wearing it? i feel just fine and natural and would feel naked and uncomfortable without it.

    Quote from .heartbeat.
    hi i was just wondering, does anyone here have a co-worker that wears the hijab (headscarf)? one of my close friends does and she hasn't had any issues. what about your co-workers? how do they feel?
  5. by   Atiyya
    i am from guyana.

    Quote from caribmuslimah, rn
    sorry, you are in canada, eh....new york (flatbush, brooklyn is home to many west indian/caribbean ppl)
  6. by   Unavailable
    Quote from caribmuslimah, rn
    may the peace, mercy, and blessings of allah be upon the muslimeen,

    muslimah here!

    since i don't know any other muslimah nurses, i was wondering how some of you wear your uniforms/scrubs...

    my preference is to wear a loose dress scrub thingy (lol) or baggy scrubs with a skirt and arm sleeves
    Any Muslim surgical technologist/scrub nurses in allnurses?
  7. by   CaribMuslimah, RN
    Quote from Atiyya
    I am from Guyana.
    Vincy here
  8. by   Unavailable
    its nice to meet other Muslim nurses from around the world i from Australia
  9. by   .Heartbeat.
    it's nice to know that there are nurses who wear the headscarf as part of their uniform. some people here take it off to go to work because they feel it will affect interaction with people.

    i don't get it, as long as you're a confident, happy, hardworking nurse i don't think the world wouldn't care if you were blue and furry.



    "nurses may not be angels, but they are the next best thing."


    - anonymous patient




    ( from nursing link)
  10. by   Unavailable
    totally agree, why should it have any bearing on how you interact at work. if anything hopefully it will be a means to break down barriers.
  11. by   Nursebarebari
    Peace,
    I would like to hear how you muslim sisters are coping with fasting and working 12 hr shift. For me, it sucks because I work night shift from 8p-830a. I leave home just when we are breaking the fasting. So I worked the first 2 wks of ramadan and took a vac for the rest of the time. HAPPY RAMADAN!!!
  12. by   khadijafarah
    assalmualkium everyone:spin:
    Last edit by khadijafarah on Oct 29, '09
  13. by   Unavailable
    wa alaikum assalam

    Ms farah!

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