New name for nurses who are men - page 3

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... Read More

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    Sounds good !
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    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 organismís 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.
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    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
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    I work with male nurses, and they ROCK! Much less drama there.....
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    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
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    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!)
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    Slightly off topic but still related, Why is it that in every interview I have the nurse manager will at some point say "It is great you became a nurse, we need more male nurses" I never get the job(new grad with ADN and only have BLS, ACLS certifications) and I am starting to get just a little paranoid that this phrase is the kiss of death. I am thinking that in my next interview when they use that phrase I am going to ask "Do you want me to start tomorrow than or wait until the beginning of next week?" and see what they say next.
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    Half the RNs in the ER I work at are men, and both the ICU and ACU floors have RNs that are men as well.

    I'm far more worried about my job prospects as a future new grad nurse than I am the about the masculinity of the title.
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    As much as this thread is made in good humor, there are people out there (yours truly EXCLUDED) who are dead serious about getting a different name for nurses who are men. Why the obsession? Personally, quite happy with plain old NURSE!
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    Aspiring male nurse here. I always thought 'Norse' was a good term. Yes it has another meaning but so do a lot of words.


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