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!)