Who HATES the term MURSE? - page 7

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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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    I have never heard of this trm until I read this article..lol...I thought a MURSE was a purse made for a man....hence murse!
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    It makes me think of MRSA...
    Paco-RN likes this.
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    [quote=squelchie;4155074]so a female would be wurse?
    Or maybe furse or lurse.

    I walked into a new pt.'s room recently and introduced myself as her nurse for that night. She said "wow, a male nurse!" I replied, "Sorry, I just take care of patients, I don't bring them their mail". She looked at me for a second, laughed, and said "we're gonna get along just fine!" She was there for several days and was one of the easiest people I have ever cared for.
    kristajaye, Paco-RN, and K+MgSO4 like this.
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    Murse is a first for me...........Im not offended, I actually got a good laugh when I saw that word but I guess it depends on who's calling me that and what mood I'm in...............guess I will have to wait and see. These days I dont care what they call me cause Im not looking for work unlike some of my buddies who made fun of me for going into the mursing profession 9yrs ago.......who's laughing now.
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    While I am not insulted by the term "murse" I feel that its really not that funny. Nor is it very relevant to my profession. Much like the term "male nurse," it differentiates between male and female nurses as if we had different job descriptions. I am a nurse who happens to be male, and I do the same job as another nurse who may happen to be female. Gender is irrelevant to my profession, or at least it should be.

    Now, if you want to be funny about it then call me an XY-RN, but only if you are a female and prepared to be called an XX-RN.
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    Its a word - it does not change the quality of the care you provide. I am a male and I am a nurse, if you want to combine the two words I do not care - you are not degrading my ability or making me out to be less of a man - its a word get over it.
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    Quote from Hearticulture RN
    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
    I hate the term "nurse". "Nurse" is something a mother does with her breasts to an infant.

    I'd like to see a change to something more gender neutral sort of like "flight attendant" vs "stewardess".
    dizzyheadspin and Rock like this.
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    I dislike it too. In fact, I thought MURSE was a term for "male purse." As far as I am concerned, that is all MURSE will ever be.
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    Quote from MOTOXRN2004
    Murse is a first for me...........Im not offended, I actually got a good laugh when I saw that word but I guess it depends on who's calling me that and what mood I'm in...............guess I will have to wait and see. These days I dont care what they call me cause Im not looking for work unlike some of my buddies who made fun of me for going into the mursing profession 9yrs ago.......who's laughing now.

    I had never heard of this term before either....

    I have to admit, I laughed out loud as well when I read the topic. While I can appreciate that it may upset some, it is quite common these days to combine words/terms. A female nurse=Furse, or Wurse.
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    How about Registered Medic or Medico?


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