Reccomend a gender neutral title to replace "Nurse"!

  1. 1
    Other professional titles such as mailman or stewardess have been replaced with gender neutral titles like postal worker and flight attendant, and as someone put it before on the forums here the term nurse implies an act that by definition requires having mammaries! what would you reccomend as a gender neutral replacement title?
    lindarn likes this.
  2. 79 Comments so far...

  3. 26
    Not trying to give you a hard time, but males have mammaries, too.
    KimberlyRN89, WeepingAngel, ChristaRN, and 23 others like this.
  4. 6
    Medical Moderator.
    R!XTER, Pneumothorax, barbyann, and 3 others like this.
  5. 13
    Sorry I like being called a Nurse. I do not believe in gender neutrality. I do not even see the purpose of it.
    FLmomof5, R!XTER, KimberlyRN89, and 10 others like this.
  6. 29
    Quote from keithjones
    Other professional titles such as mailman or stewardess have been replaced with gender neutral titles like postal worker and flight attendant, and as someone put it before on the forums here the term nurse implies an act that by definition requires having mammaries! what would you reccomend as a gender neutral replacement title?
    I guess that I fail to see how the title "nurse" is in any way "gender-specific", at least in regard to how it's used today... Yes, I'm aware of the origins of the word, and the history of nursing, and all of that. I think we've progressed quite a ways beyond that however. I'm a guy, studying to be a nurse, and I can't wait to proudly wear that title. Nothing wrong with it at all.

    BTW - I'm not really a big fan of "gender neutral language" myself.... In many cases it sounds contrived, stilted, and a bit odd.
    R!XTER, KimberlyRN89, ChristaRN, and 26 others like this.
  7. 9
    I have no problem with the title "nurse". It's no more gender specific than the title "doctor". I remember hearing the phrase "woman doctor" when I was a kid just as we might hear "male nurse" today. As more men enter the profession, the assumption of a certain gender will fade.
  8. 1
    I think you are the one having a problem with the title Nurse..I would wonder why?
    mochabean likes this.
  9. 7
    Patient Advocate
    R!XTER, Patchouli, heyitsjaii, and 4 others like this.
  10. 3
    It was meant to be a lighthearted fun thread... I don't have any problem with the title nurse, I have more of a problem with "male nurse" as many people feel obliged to add the "male" descriptor. With that in mind any alternatives that preclude a gender specific descriptor being used?

    No DON recommendations as Concierge or Room Service are definitely out... LOL!
  11. 3
    enfermita has a certain ring to it. for female and enfermito for male

    hey people make new words every day.
    Last edit by P_RN on Jun 15, '09
    Crux1024, sharpeimom, and tishirajan like this.


Nursing Jobs in every specialty and state. Visit today and Create Job Alerts, Manage Your Resume, and Apply for Jobs.

A Big Thank You To Our Sponsors
Top