nurse2033 17,472 Views
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Medics serve an important function in stabilizing patients in the field. As far as changing the name from nurse will cause more confusion for laypeople. I have worked as a nurse and when people ask me" how does it feel to be a male nurse"? I say I'm a nurse and have been the last twenty three years. Its not all about being cool, its being comfortable in your job. If you want glamour find another field.
just my opinion,
I will not calm down. Do you think what she did is OK? I'm glad it has been taken down though. Hopefully she has realized the error of her ways.
Sorry, that moniker is already is use by military medics and paramedics. In fact there is already a movement in EMS to refer to all responders as medics. This is to allay the confusion that currently exists in the public's minds between EMTs, paramedics, first responders, EMT Intermediates, fire medics and so on. Lets not confuse the public further...
I wish you luck in getting over this obstacle. I've been a nurse for six years and not only have I never been mistaken for a woman, no one has ever batted an eye when I told them I was a nurse. Maybe it's a geographic or generational thing but sex never seems to be an issue with my coworkers or my patients. As more men enter nursing it will evolve to include us.
Not only is it an obvious HIPAA violation, but she is also degrading a patient and using her status as a nurse to "entertain" her friends. On the face of it, she has no business being in any position of trust. You worry that it will ruin her career? I think you should worry she will actually become a nurse. This is where nursing advocacy comes in. As an advocate for patients, this should be reported.
You can report to the feds here U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - Office for Civil Rights
Here is the NCSBN page on reporting nurses Filing a Complaint | NCSBN
You could also report to the school but this might not be confidential.
Wow, so you are profiling male nurses as drug diverters? That reeks of discrimination, sorry. If you count or witness correctly you would be actually contributing to the safety and security of narcotics.
Wow, two awesome projects at once! Rock it.
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