Fun answers you can use for the dumb questions we get... - page 3

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  1. Visit  JoyfulNurseLPN profile page
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    Yeah. It still happens, in response to Brandon. I used to have female and male
    patients refuse me to do their cares and ADL's as an aide, and when I got my license
    staff sometimes referred to me as an ''Orderly'' which really made me raise my eyebrow
    towards them. I responded ''Well that's strange, my license says 'nurse' on it, I better
    send it back for a nifty 'Orderly' license''.

    I've had instructors tell me that ''men don't usually do well in this profession'' and that
    ''men have no place in nursing''... it was really difficult.

    It's an unfortunate gender bias that still exists in the nursing profession, however it
    isn't very widespread anymore, as more and more people just view it as 'normal' now.
    juan.ramirez0426, Humando, Orca, and 1 other like this.
  2. Visit  Orca profile page
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    Quote from BrandonLPN
    Does this really come up with guys here? I've only once had a patient express surprise/disapproval over having a male nurse.
    Very seldom. We have become a part of the normal environment - although I still occasionally get "Are you the doctor?"
  3. Visit  CountyRat profile page
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    Quote from Orca
    Very seldom. We have become a part of the normal environment - although I still occasionally get "Are you the doctor?"
    We shoild start a new thread: what fumny things do you say when people keep calling you "doctor?"
  4. Visit  BrandonLPN profile page
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    Several of my little old nursing home residents refer to me as "that nice doctor who passes pills"
  5. Visit  classicdame profile page
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    Female here - I get discriminated because of age, but in a positive way. I did not start nursing school till I was 45, so by the time I got my first job I was granny. Patients assumed I had the most experience due to my age and would ask for me or seek me out for conversations. Then I would run to the much-younger charge nurse and get the REAL answers. Fun for a short while.
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  6. Visit  Orca profile page
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    Quote from classicdame
    Female here - I get discriminated because of age, but in a positive way. I did not start nursing school till I was 45, so by the time I got my first job I was granny. Patients assumed I had the most experience due to my age and would ask for me or seek me out for conversations. Then I would run to the much-younger charge nurse and get the REAL answers. Fun for a short while.
    A couple of my classmates in nursing school were in their 50s. They reported similar experiences from their first jobs. Because of their age, patients assumed that they were veteran nurses and knew more than anyone on the floor.
  7. Visit  bargraphix profile page
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    I am still in school but people used to ask me what I am in school for and when I told them they would give me a funny look and say oh you are going to be a male nurse.
    I always wanted to say (as bill engval would say) nope gonna try to be a female one... heres your sign
    juan.ramirez0426, CountyRat, Stcroix, and 1 other like this.
  8. Visit  barcode120x profile page
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    Q: What was your reason for becoming a nurse? (in response to you being a male nurse)
    A: Because I know how to handle the body.
  9. Visit  Anoetos profile page
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    Quote from tenjuna
    Yes, it really does. Just had a LOL yell at me last night for being a pervert and how dare I do a woman's work.

    Sigh.
    Yeah, cuz there's nothing sexier than a dried up, old, paper skinned crone.
    juan.ramirez0426 and BrandonLPN like this.
  10. Visit  CountyRat profile page
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    Best answer that I have ever heard for this one is, "Nope. I'm going to care for both males and females."
    juan.ramirez0426 and jtwilburt like this.


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