New name for nurses who are men - page 2

New guy here. I'm a 46 yr old single dad of 3 daugters (that accounts for some of what's wrong with my brain). I've decided to take the plunge and start the prereqs at my local community... Read More

  1. by   Larry77
    When you become a member of the Federation of Male Nurses then you can complain...until then you are an aspiring

    This topic has been discussed so much on here...the problem in my opinion is in the people that think "nurse" is a female term and all male nurses want to be doctors...
  2. by   RyanCarolinaBoy
    A spade is a spade is a spade.

    A nurse is a nurse is a nurse, and if it ain't broke, then don't fix it.
  3. by   exit96
    Big Papa works for me :-)
  4. by   avionics
    I will be plenty happy to finish school and be referred to as "the RN that caught the F--k up".

    Which beats the all too common new grad alternative of "that RN F----d up..."

    Both have RN in the title which, considering how hard I am working to get those initials, I am fine with.
  5. by   jasonwillhelp
    I agree midlife.... They all took this way too seriously... I am in school right now and someone in postpartum ask me the other day what kind of nurse I wanted to be and I told them a midhusband / lactation consultant. They laughed their a$$ off. I wasn't serious of course, but I had fun with it and they did too. I think that was the point of this point, just to have fun.
  6. by   xtian
    I'm someone who no matter what, I hear the word nurse I think woman. I can't say I admire that aspect of nursing too much.
  7. by   homer8u
    I've been a male nurse for 28 years. I've gotten a thicker skin over the years, but the comments still bug me sometimes. But when some jerk makes a snide comment I tell them that I enjoy the scenery I work with. But believe me, I'd rather work with a bunch of male nurses than an all female crew. Less drama. Another thing that bugs me is that it seems all the nursing mags are geared only for the females. How about Regestered Corpsman or Licnesed Practical Corpsman?
  8. by   Rock
    Sounds good !
  9. by   emsguy
    Did anyone mention "Murse" as an option? I also don't like the word penis so lets change it to mangina. Yes "nurse" is not as exciting as Para-medic, or Physician Assistant or Respiratory Therapist.

    How about Registered Osteopathic Medical Technician, and for advanced practice Osteopathic Practitioner, and build out of the D.O. philosophy which correlates very closely with nursing theory.

    The osteopathic medical philosophy is defined as the concept of health care that embraces the concept of the unity of the living organism's structure (anatomy) and function (physiology). These are the four major principles of osteopathy:

    The body is a unit. An integrated unit of mind, body, and spirit (Triune of Man - A.T. Still).

    The body possesses self-regulatory mechanisms, having the inherent capacity to defend, repair, and remodel itself.

    Structure and function are reciprocally inter-related.

    Rational therapy is based on consideration of the first three principles.
  10. by   nightlpn
    Licensed Practical MURSE, haha, sorry you reminded me of the movie "Meet the Parents" I know what you mean about the drama, but don't you get special tx. from the other nurses for being the only man? I have 2 male nurses on my shift, and one of them is actually the biggest drama queen, and has the biggest mouth. My bf works in the fire dept. (mostly men) and there's as much drama there too, so don't feel bad
  11. by   CMorgan RN BSN
    I work with male nurses, and they ROCK! Much less drama there.....
  12. by   THE KAT
    I personally never had a problem working with a nurse of male gender whats the big deal anyway a nurse is a nurse no matter what gender you are as far as Im concerned
    Last edit by THE KAT on Nov 1, '11 : Reason: typo
  13. by   bad boy
    Quote from midlife101
    New guy here.

    I'm a 46 yr old single dad of 3 daugters (that accounts for some of what's wrong with my brain).

    I've decided to take the plunge and start the prereqs at my local community college with the intent to become an RN...hence, my presence on this board.

    In the last couple of weeks, since I've been here, I've read alot of threads about men in nursing and some of the stereotypes (real or imagined) that go along with the term "male nurse". I, myself, will admit to feeling a bit of a feminine connotation associated with the term, probably due to the association with "nurse" and breastfeeding.

    It occurs to me that if we put our heads together, we should be able to come up with a better term that we could then quietly promote in our day to day activities.

    We've already heard "murse", RN with prostate and some others but I'd like to hear other ideas too. I'll profer a couple of suggestions of my own to get things started:

    RN-DG (RN - Differently Gendered)
    RN-NSG (RN - Non Standard Genitals/Gender)

    Well? Let's hear it folks (yes, you ladies too!)