professional upgrade, change our title from nurse to ? - page 3

I recently read that some nursing schools are actually thinking about a title change to reflect the more modern role we play in healthcare. Good idea or bad ? Just think this may actually lead to an... Read More

  1. by   shudokan-RN
    :roll Will we finally get the magic wands that the surgeons, and doctors think we have too.
  2. by   kittyw
    PHCP - psychic health care provider ....

    I'll provide the tarot cards.
  3. by   Cascadians
    SLAVE
    IGOR
    CACA (Catch All Crap Always)

    $#!+
  4. by   jnette
    I'm with you Stargazer... you've got it right.
  5. by   NICU_Nurse
    NRN????????? Umm, does that mean I can start calling myself a Non-Doctor? For that matter, I guess that makes me a non-ballerina, non-stripper, non-mermaid, right? Why is it non-REGISTERED NURSE? What about all the other things they *aren't*? Like respiratory therapist, secretary, housekeeper? This truly is one of my pet peeves...I knew a girl who was in school, and she was..well..a bit of an idiot. I worked with her, and after she quit, hadn't seen her in ages. Someone I knew saw me at the grocery store, and said, hey, did you hear about so-and-so? She's in medical school! I was like, what??? She's barely got half a brain cell! They kept insisting she was in medical school, and after some lengthy conversation, it turns out she was in school to be...drumroll...a medical ASSISTANT. However, she was going around telling people she was in medical school. Doh! I think, if you're doing something, be proud of it, because it takes all kinds to make the world go 'round, but for chrissakes, stop inflating your 'title' to make up for your insecurities, you know what I'm saying? sorry...I'm tired, and cranky, I guess. ;>P
  6. by   aus nurse
    Originally posted by Cascadians
    SLAVE
    IGOR
    CACA (Catch All Crap Always)

    $#!+
    I like those ones

    I always say a nurse has be a nurse but then also has to do what every other allied health person does when they go home at 5pm!
  7. by   Vsummer1
    This site emails me when new posters post to a thread that I have posted to.

    In my emails, it reads:

    "professional upgrade, change our tit"

    :chuckle
  8. by   aus nurse
    Originally posted by Vsummer1
    This site emails me when new posters post to a thread that I have posted to.

    In my emails, it reads:

    "professional upgrade, change our tit"

    :chuckle

    :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle
  9. by   RNConnieF
    HCG- Health care Goddess?
    When I was a homemaker I called myself a Domestic Goddess so HCG sounds good.
  10. by   shannonRN
    healthcare goddess :chuckle
    HCG...works for both sexes...healthcare god/goddess....
  11. by   shannonRN
    just thought about it...if a male nurse walks in and says, "hi, i'm your health care god"...the reply more than likely would be, "oh so you are my doctor!?!?!" :roll
  12. by   gizzy76
    Originally posted by ceecel.dee
    MD - multidisciplinary coordinator
    This one would definitely be a good one. It's what we do and the patients could have a heyday trying to figure out if we are the docs or nurses!

    "Hi, I'm Kendra, MD"

    Also makes me think of when people ask about nursing school and they can't comprehend the fact that a nurse can get her doctorate in nursing and be a Dr. Nurse. I don't know HOW many people I've had to explain this to.

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