Who HATES the term MURSE? - page 5

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Just checking in with all the hombres... Most guys I know are ambivilent to the term, but is there anyone else who just DETESTS being called a murse? B in VA... Read More


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    Thats funny as hell. What personn would actually take that to heart. If a male nurse is a murse, than a female nurse is a furse or a herse. before some brain child calls nursing a female role, the first recorded nurses were men. The reason that women have exploded into the work force is directly from men have historically killed themselves off during times of war. If all of your men folk are off fighting and dying, stands to reason that women should and have filled those position normally held by men.
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    Quote from UMichSCN07
    I suppose I'm a bit of a hypocrite when it comes to the term. I refer to myself as a "murse" on occasion, but mostly only around other "murses" or people who remember the episode of Scrubs when J.D. used the term to describe Elliot's boyfriend.
    Mike in Michigan
    Don't forget that at the end of the episode of Scrubs where everyone was using "murse", Dr. Reid was sitting in the lunchroom and surrounded by docs razzing her for dating a murse. Remember the last line of the episode was her offhandedly shutting them all up by saying, "Please. You all WISH you could bag a nurse."
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    Quote from hearticulture
    Just checking in with all the hombres...
    Most guys I know are ambivilent to the term, but is there anyone else who just DETESTS being called a murse?
    B in VA
    Well, to me that's a new one. I've never heard of anyone anywhere ever being called a "murse". All I can say is that I sure hope that it *doesn't* catch on....

    Myself, I prefer the credential designations - "RN", "LPN", "CNA", "NP", etc.
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    Quote from Spidey's mom
    I truly dislike the term "murse".



    We are nurses. Registered Nurses.



    steph
    I guess many guys' reaction is a sort of easygoing "so what" but I've gone through quite a bit to get to where I am in my nursing education, and have a bit to go yet. I will eventually be an RN. In a professional setting, it does matter what you are called, or what you allow yourself to be called IMO. If you want people to take you seriously that is. I'm 56 and getting into this as a second career, so like another poster mentioned, I too am way beyond "cute". Just my
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    Quote from AZ_RN2B
    Myself, I prefer the credential designations - "RN", "LPN", "CNA", "NP", etc.
    More professional....I agree.
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    When my friends have a few drinks they call me a murse which doesn't bother me its kinda funny. What did bother me was once I was a party and there was a guy there calling me gaylord... because of ben stiller and meet the faukkers that bothered me.
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    I too hope it doesn't catch on. Nursing is consistently ranked one of the most trusted professions. I'd not like to see that watered down with some silly new name that might confuse me with a handbag! Not having spent as much time getting my education as I have. Our gains as both males and females in the profession have been hard won!
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    It depends. My sister uses it to tease me, so in that case I don't like it. Not only am I studying to a murse, but I go to mursing school as well, according to her.

    You don't hear male lawyers and female lawyers referred to by their gender and their job. I guess one could get irritated by what the term implies, that men in nursing is different or something like that. At the end of the day, its just something to laugh off and get thicker skin about.
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    I don't give a rip one way or the other.
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    Quote from fabiusgile
    What did bother me was once I was a party and there was a guy there calling me gaylord... because of ben stiller and meet the faukkers that bothered me.
    Interesting. When it comes out that I'm a nurse (or when I was in school), I'd quickly follow up with, "You can just call me Gaylord." Always good for some chuckles (or blank looks from the folks that had never seen MTP).

    "Could you milk me, Greg?" One of the funniest things to ever come out of DeNiro's mouth.
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