Non-Nurses calling themselves a Nurse - page 17

The school district my child goes to has a CNA in the school clinic, who refers to herself as "The school Nurse". I thought she was either an LVN or RN until last week when she had me come pick up... Read More

  1. by   sanctuary
    Along the lines of the original post, was at the VET's and after a "well baby" check, he said, "He is fine, really great shape. I'll send in the nurse shortly to give the vaccines." The ##***++@# VET calls his assistant a NURSE!!!!!:trout: :uhoh21: :trout:
  2. by   DutchgirlRN
    Quote from sanctuary
    Along the lines of the original post, was at the VET's and after a "well baby" check, he said, "He is fine, really great shape. I'll send in the nurse shortly to give the vaccines." The ##***++@# VET calls his assistant a NURSE!!!!!:trout: :uhoh21: :trout:
    What on earth are these doctors and nurse imposters thinking?!
  3. by   mstigerlily
    None of my kids have ever had a nurse there, they have something called a "health tech" whatever that is. Well, I guess they do have a visiting RN that visits schools in the districts to do hearing screens and I don't know what else...

    This is why I no longer refer to myself as a "nurse", whenever I am asked what I do, or about my job, I describe myself as an RN or Registered Nurse. I find that just saying "nurse" could be just about anything nowadays.
  4. by   sanctuary
    Same thing as CNN, continually referring to the wife of the bodyguard as Anna Nichole Smith's "nurse." They are so ignorant!!!
    (woops. This responds to the post by dutchgirl)
    Last edit by sanctuary on Apr 1, '07 : Reason: clarification
  5. by   RNsRWe
    Quote from mstigerlily
    This is why I no longer refer to myself as a "nurse", whenever I am asked what I do, or about my job, I describe myself as an RN or Registered Nurse. I find that just saying "nurse" could be just about anything nowadays.
    I'm with you. I used to say "nurse"; now I say "RN". Everyone seems to know what that is, without my having to say "Registered Nurse", but I'm prepared to if necessary.

    I don't wish to be confused with the "baby nurse", "vet nurse" or whatever the heck else is walking around in a nurse costume.
  6. by   TDub
    Quote from LUVyourCNA
    I am an LPN and i was just wondering do RN's consider an LPN to be a nurse?

    Absolutely! You get an education, have 'nurse' in your name and pass boards, don't you?
  7. by   TDub
    Ok, I have a slight tangent here: my son's principal has a PhD and insists on being addressed as "Doctor". I'll do that and jump through her hoop, but what should I have her call me? Nurse Dub? Sister Dub? Matron?

    Help me out here...
  8. by   RNsRWe
    Quote from TDub
    Ok, I have a slight tangent here: my son's principal has a PhD and insists on being addressed as "Doctor". I'll do that and jump through her hoop, but what should I have her call me? Nurse Dub? Sister Dub? Matron?

    Help me out here...
    Your son's principal has earned the right to the title "Doctor" as an academic title. There's really no equivalent in nursing, EXCEPT for a doctorate in nursing. So, I'd ask to be "Mrs. Dub" if that's the case, or "Ms. Dub", and leave the nurse part out of the equation.
  9. by   DutchgirlRN
    Quote from RNsRWe
    Your son's principal has earned the right to the title "Doctor" as an academic title. There's really no equivalent in nursing, EXCEPT for a doctorate in nursing. So, I'd ask to be "Mrs. Dub" if that's the case, or "Ms. Dub", and leave the nurse part out of the equation.
    :yeahthat: :yeahthat: :yeahthat:
  10. by   lovejana22

    the nurses in my children's districts are rn's, my older daughter always gets what is going around. i know this b/c my daughter told her i was in nursing school and we talked about it when i picked her up. i have never told anyone i am a nurse b/c i am not. i will not be a nurse until i graduate and pass the exam. shame on her
  11. by   Bonnierose
    Not able to do that here in Missouri. It is considered misrepresentation. It is in the Nurse Practice Act. I have to be licensed in Missouri to represent myself as a nurse.

    I also agree with telling people I am an RN. I think they get confused if we do not identify ourselves. To most patients all women are nurses and the men are doctors. Crazy but true
  12. by   teeituptom
    Quote from TDub
    Ok, I have a slight tangent here: my son's principal has a PhD and insists on being addressed as "Doctor". I'll do that and jump through her hoop, but what should I have her call me? Nurse Dub? Sister Dub? Matron?

    Help me out here...
    Have them call you whatever you feel is appropiate, proper, and respectfull
  13. by   teeituptom
    Quote from mstigerlily
    None of my kids have ever had a nurse there, they have something called a "health tech" whatever that is. Well, I guess they do have a visiting RN that visits schools in the districts to do hearing screens and I don't know what else...

    This is why I no longer refer to myself as a "nurse", whenever I am asked what I do, or about my job, I describe myself as an RN or Registered Nurse. I find that just saying "nurse" could be just about anything nowadays.
    I tell them Im a golfer

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