New name for nurses who are men - page 5

by 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... Read More


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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.
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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.
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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!!
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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.
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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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    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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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    This a probably a bad attempt at some humor.


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