New name for nurses who are men - page 4

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. Visit  myk_RN profile page
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    When I was in College, almost half of our BSN class (about 12) were males. We called each other "FOCKERS" from the ben Stiller movie "Meet the Parents"
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  3. Visit  nursel56 profile page
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    Quote from midlife101

    Well? Let's hear it folks (yes, you ladies too!)
    We're so rarely invited into the clubhouse I feel compelled to reply!

    Midlife- this is actually one of the funniest threads I've read in a long time! No need to change the name. . . secretaries used to be primarily of the male persuasion. We've survived the transition pretty well so far. . and with apologies to the "murses" but that name makes me think of "smurfes" (that's pronounced smurf-ez 2 syllables) every time. I know there are those who disagree, but I don't think the guys have have been around here long enough to have your stereotypes become set in stone as the female "naughty nurse" and "battle-axe" images have.

    For the love of God don't let a diminutive blue cartoon creature be part of the mix.

    Quote from elkpark
    I worked 25 years ago with a colleague (RN) of the male persuasion who used to get asked a lot, "Oh, you're a male nurse?" To which he always replied, v. pleasantly, "No, I take care of females, too."

    Perfect.
  4. Visit  EasternMaleRN profile page
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    I'm from Russia and the male nurses are called here "medical brother". Ugly thing. "Nurse" is much better at all.
    JoyfulNurseLPN likes this.
  5. Visit  Positive Attitude profile page
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    Quote from DavidFR
    I've never actually had a problem with the legal title "nurse"
    Me neither.

    And I am BUTCH!!
  6. Visit  Anoetos profile page
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    Was watching "24 Hours in the ER" on BBC recently, the female Nurses were called "sister", but I did not notice that the male nurses had any particular secondary name. They weren't called "brother"...

    I just thought that was interesting.
  7. Visit  DavidFR profile page
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    Quote from Anoetos
    Was watching "24 Hours in the ER" on BBC recently, the female Nurses were called "sister", but I did not notice that the male nurses had any particular secondary name. They weren't called "brother"...

    I just thought that was interesting.
    The title "sister" in the UK denotes rank, a senior nurse, often the nurse who has ultimate responsibility for a given area. The male equivalent is "charge nurse" though in recent years the trend has been to call both sexes "ward manager"
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  8. Visit  watersamy profile page
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    ok, here's my two cents. I think all RN's should be called "Nurse Practitioner's" after all, we all practice nursing do we not??? and existing Nurse Practitioner's should be called "Advanced Nurse Practitioner's", so that they have rank. That should cover them all.
  9. Visit  Vinniesguy profile page
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    In Australia RN's were immediately given the title sister (same in Germany). Older people still use the term sister and I have even been called sister - not in any sarcastic sense but because people think that it's the proper respectful thing to all a nurse regardless of gender. I've been called nurse which is fine, sister which I also don't mind and an old guy once called me mister sister because he wasn't sure and that made me laugh! But generally I go with what the guy earlier said - just call me Christopher and we'll be just fine!
    nursel56 likes this.
  10. Visit  maydaymalone profile page
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    Most patients either refer to me as nurse or male nurse, but my good friends still call me Steel Balls Magillacutty.
    Aniroc, kabfighter, Anoetos, and 1 other like this.
  11. Visit  Positive Attitude profile page
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    Quote from maydaymalone
    but my good friends still call me Steel Balls Magillacutty.
    Do you make a clunking sound when yoj sit down?
    nursel56 likes this.
  12. Visit  relgis15 profile page
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    This a probably a bad attempt at some humor.
  13. Visit  Positive Attitude profile page
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    Quote from relgis15
    This a probably a bad attempt at some humor.
    I can see nothing gets past you.
    nursel56 likes this.
  14. Visit  Bringonthenight profile page
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    My friend would get asked, "oh so your going to be a male nurse?" to which he responded "well i'm still hoping for a female nurse position but I would settle for anything in this job economy"
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