professional upgrade, change our title from nurse to ?

  1. 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 upgrade in our curriculum. I personally don't care if they change the name.
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  3. by   Sleepyeyes
    nooooooooo!!
    to paraphrase Bones to Capt. Kirk:

    "Dammit jim, I'm a NURSE, not a politically correct over-educated public-relations flunkie."
  4. by   Brownms46
    What about Health Care Consultant...???
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    sounds like Mary Kay or something. lol, Browns........
  6. by   whipping girl in 07
    Not only will we make you well, we'll make you PRETTY too!
  7. by   fab4fan
    Sounds like a tricky way to get around differentiating between licensed and unlicensed personnel.

    In fact, a lot like the hospital who had been calling (and I am not making this up) UAP's "NRN" which meant "non-registered nurse."
  8. by   Vsummer1
    health care clinician?
  9. by   SmilingBluEyes
    *****Nurse Goddess Extraordinaire (or N.G.E.), A.S.N., A.S.*****

    -------outrageous---- but I HAPPEN TO LIKE IT! Sorry, but after all the heavy-duty threads I have been in on, this was a way for me to have some fun. Now back to your regularly scheduled thread!
  10. by   NannaNurse
    I personally like this one..........PMM.........Provider of Modern Miracles........we are expected to do all , know all, put up with all and read peoples minds....especially the MD's.
    What type of titles are they thinking of anyways???????
    PHD.....Personal Health Director
    MHW...Miracle Health Worker
    DDC....Doctor De-Cypher........heehee
    CAC....Catcher of All Crap

    Ok, I'll quit while I'm ahead...........it's been a long day and this is kinda fun!!
  11. by   Brownms46
    SmilingBluEyes
    Senior Member
    (Post# 4)

    sounds like Mary Kay or something. lol, Browns........konni
    Thankful member

    (Post# 5)

    Not only will we make you well, we'll make you PRETTY too!

  12. by   Brownms46
    Even though I like SmilingBlu's title...I think I will go with CAC...as it totally describes how I see things sometimes....especially when have to make that infamous call during the nite...:chuckle
  13. by   Stargazer
    Originally posted by fab4fan
    Sounds like a tricky way to get around differentiating between licensed and unlicensed personnel.

    In fact, a lot like the hospital who had been calling (and I am not making this up) UAP's "NRN" which meant "non-registered nurse."
    Oooh, good call, fab4fan--I'm sure you're right.

    NON-REGISTERED NURSE? Does the state BON know about this?


    I dunno--these kinds of things rarely accomplish what they set out to do, which is to improve the status or lend dignity to a job which traditionally has not had much. Flight attendants have had some success getting away from "stewardess", and changing "janitor" to "custodian" has been, what, 50% effective maybe, but how many of you call the garbageman a "sanitation worker" or "waste removal engineer" or whatever they call themselves? And for those who HAVE successfully changed their titles--has it fundamentally changed how the public perceives them?

    Better to educate the public on what nurses do and who we are--and how much the profession has evolved in the past 50 years or so--than to try to hide from the stereotypes by changing our job titles.
  14. by   fab4fan
    Stargazer: The hospital that did this (and I forget which it was) was made to stop...thank goodness. I mean, really, if you were not a nurse, and in the hospital, and someone came into your room with a badge that said, "Nancy Nurse, NRN", wouldn't you think this person was some kind of nurse?

    I agree, we would be much better off educating the public...Shakespear ("A rose by any other name would smell as sweet...") does not apply here.

    NRN, alright...Not Really a Nurse.

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