New name for nurses who are men - page 7

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   Flare
    Quote from zieglarf
    Instead of running away from the term "murse" we need to OWN it. So when you see another murse on the floor just ask - "Wha's up murse?" and keep it going like a beer commercial. If a non-murse uses it then stare hard at them and say coldly - "You aren't allowed to use that word."
    this made me spit tea all over my keyboard!
  2. by   DoGoodThenGo
    Quote from zieglarf
    Instead of running away from the term "murse" we need to OWN it. So when you see another murse on the floor just ask - "Wha's up murse?" and keep it going like a beer commercial. If a non-murse uses it then stare hard at them and say coldly - "You aren't allowed to use that word."
    Have it your own way, but next time going to and from duty in uniform/scrubs and someone cracks "mursey, mursey, I need an angel of mercy" don't come boo-hooing to me.
  3. by   nursel56
    Next thing you know all the Smurf nurses are going to demand to be called Smurses. Is there no end to the madness?
  4. by   Anoetos
    Quote from zieglarf
    Instead of running away from the term "murse" we need to OWN it. So when you see another murse on the floor just ask - "Wha's up murse?" and keep it going like a beer commercial. If a non-murse uses it then stare hard at them and say coldly - "You aren't allowed to use that word."
    I will be implementing this this evening.
  5. by   Magelan
    I wouldn't change anything since "nurse" gramatically does not imply to gender (good thing about English)

    In my country (in most Eastern Europian Slavic countries)... OMG... If you are a female, your legal title is "medical sister". If you are a male, your title is "medical technician" since "male" and "sister" (obviously) gramatically do not go together

    We don't have a lot of male nurses over there but people often call them "medical brother" rather than techs (silly), and your frinds will sometimes joke with you calling you "a sister"
  6. by   blackvans1234
    Here's a good one:

    Female Nurse = Nurse

    Male Nurse = Nurse
  7. by   blackvans1234
    Quote from zieglarf
    Instead of running away from the term "murse" we need to OWN it. So when you see another murse on the floor just ask - "Wha's up murse?" and keep it going like a beer commercial. If a non-murse uses it then stare hard at them and say coldly - "You aren't allowed to use that word."
    It's kind of like how certain ethnic groups refer to each other as a derogatory term as though it is acceptable, but if any other group refers to them then it immediately becomes derogatory again.
  8. by   SummitRN
    My name badge reads "Staff Ninja - Clan Poop-wiper"
  9. by   Mr Midwife
    When I was a nursing student I was asked why I wanted to me a male nurse and answered that it would have been to much trouble to become a female nurse.
    In the UK military we never dropped the title of Matron for nurse in charge so lots of men held that title and it slowly worked its way back into the NHS so lots of male managers go by matron now.
    I've had more fun since getting my midwifery qualification and always get refered to as the 'purposely bearded midwife' on the postnatal ward.

    I do like that 'What up Murse?! idea and plan to start it first thing on Monday's handover!!
  10. by   dt70
    It could be worse. I refuse to use the title, flight attendant. They are stewardess and male stewardess.
  11. by   ourbaba
    I even think that the name Registered Nurse sounds to Post office like.
    So i guess Certified Nurse, First-Class Nurse, and Express Nurse could add to the dimension too?

    How about Snail-MALE nurse.....for the slow guy nurses out there?

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