Exactly as the title states. I passed my NCLEX and have been an LPN for some weeks now and I'm continuing with school for my RN and eventually BSN. But, I stumbled upon an unforeseen "issue" that now seems to plaque my life. How to deal with the general public about my career and occupation. What do you say?
Examples I guess are just being in the general population and being put in a spot where somebody such when someone "tries" to explain to you something about health and wellness. Do you sit there and play dumb or say "i'm a nurse..." Do you ever get the stone cold look back at you as they shut up. Maybe i just get that because im young and male.
I have had rash of things happen in a short amount of time and recently I feel that i've been saying "im a nurse" just like the cliche "want fries with that." Its not becoming annoying, but it doesn't feel exactly "right either" Am I over doing it?
Taking my GF to ER for suspected appi
I'm donating bone marrow so I've stated multiple times that I'm a nurse over the many phone conversations I have had with a donor registry due to being contacted by different people.
Going to the clinic (something i never got to do during nursing school) for general health, checkups, immunizations, etc.
Talking to people in public and the discussion of health or wellness comes up
I feel overwhelmed and not sure what to do. I'm very proud of my accomplishment, but now i feel like i might be being "too proud" by stating "I'm a nurse.." in the conversations and situations I have been in recently put in.
How do you guys handle these public situations and daily things? Do you be humble and act like the quite hermit or are you more out spoken?