Who HATES the term MURSE? - page 4

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

  1. Visit  footsoldier profile page
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    Hey everybody, virgin poster in the house.

    Lets face it mursing is the future, so get on board!
    I don't care if its a man bag or an insult.
    I recall one episode of Greys, not that I watch it, but
    one of the male medical officers (hehe) accused the skinny lead mo
    of being a ''nurse'' and she took total offence.

    The root meaning of nursing is something like -to suckle. Well
    thats not really what we, especially the menfolk, are about these days.
    Technical jargon would truly nurse/suck. So why not embrace the humour
    and self depricating nonmenclature. My only other suggestion is
    Toilet Brush. Hello Mr Smith, I will be your nurse today but you can just call me TB.
  2. Visit  chademack profile page
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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.
  3. Visit  E Non Imus, RN profile page
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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."
  4. Visit  AZ_LPN_8_26_13 profile page
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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.
    Smitty08 likes this.
  5. Visit  AZ_LPN_8_26_13 profile page
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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
  6. Visit  Thunderwolf profile page
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    Quote from AZ_RN2B
    Myself, I prefer the credential designations - "RN", "LPN", "CNA", "NP", etc.
    More professional....I agree.
  7. Visit  fabiusgile profile page
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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.
  8. Visit  Smitty08 profile page
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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!
  9. Visit  alabamacrimson profile page
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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.
  10. Visit  ♪♫ in my ♥ profile page
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    I don't give a rip one way or the other.
  11. Visit  ♪♫ in my ♥ profile page
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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.
    puravidaLV likes this.
  12. Visit  puravidaLV profile page
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    Quote from ♪♫ in my ♥
    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.
    I'm expecting that as well while going through school, as far as I know its just me and my friend that are going to be the only males running through the program. We've looked at previous graduating pictures and there seemed to be only one guy in the whole class of graduates for the past couple years.

    I say call me a "murse" and I'll reply with a joke, or since I used be a club bouncer the intimidating flare up of the chest then just pull out my Hello Kitty wallet.
    tewdles and ♪♫ in my ♥ like this.
  13. Visit  ♪♫ in my ♥ profile page
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    Quote from cingham
    ...or since I used be a club bouncer the intimidating flare up of the chest then just pull out my Hello Kitty wallet.
    Or, if appropriate, pull out a duplicate of Jules's wallet from Pulp Fiction...

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