Why do nurses feel the need to put RN on their license plates? - page 7

by 3dayRN 16,539 Views | 68 Comments

I have always wondered why RN's need to display their title on their license plate? I have never seen a teacher, lawyer, accountant, librarian, coach, housekeeper, CNA/PCT, chef, mayor etc....... put this on their license plate.... Read More


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    Pride is EXACTLY why my tag used to read "renal rn" I was proud of what I did!
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    Quote from GrnTea

    Where we come from, we know that's from the inimitable House of God and means "Licensed to kill."
    Oh this guy simply thought he was as charming and fabulous as James Bond, but really really was not.
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    I've seen plates with acronyms related to nursing, medicine, radiography, vet medicine, teaching, cosmetology, accountancy, and probably lots more. If you work at a hospital, and other nurses' cars are the ones you see and park next to every day, it just might be possible that you're more aware of those than others you may pass on the road.
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    I don't mind RN plates. I wouldn't have one, because I don't necessarily want the general public knowing I'm a nurse. I do see one around town that drives me absolulely bonkers, though. Some Sorority Susie has "DeltaDeltaRN" on her tag (okay, she's not a tri delt, but for the sake of discretion I'll not put the actual sorority). It makes my eyes roll so hard I'm afraid they're going to land in the floor of my car. Darling, if you're an RN now, then the sorority days are loooooonnnnggg over. No one cares who you rushed with when you're wiping their butt.
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    I don't really care what someone else puts on his/her license plate. After all, it's not MY license plate...
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    I'm with the people who don't want to advertise. I'm only going to be a nurse while I'm on the clock, not off. I do understand why people get those plates, but I think it just opens you up to unwelcome attention.
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    I'm with the people who don't want to advertise. I'm only going to be a nurse while I'm on the clock, not off. I do understand why people get those plates, but I think it just opens you up to unwelcome attention.
    I don't put any relgious, political bumper stickers or otherwise on my car for the same reason.
    My favorite by the way is a psychiatrist at our hospital that drives a rusty early model camry with the plates "RUNVS"
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    Quote from Twinmom06
    I'm graduating in 2 weeks and I got a vanity plate (Pennsylvania does not have a nurses specific plate), so my new license plate reads "ARR ENN"...

    I'm proud of it - I'm 39, and managed nursing school with a set of school age twins and a husband and household to run...it was either a vanity plate or a tattoo. The plate was cheaper (and less painful LOL)...
    A tattoo might have been cheaper in the long run since you have to renew the vanity plate every year!
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    Quote from salvadordolly
    I don't put any relgious, political bumper stickers or otherwise on my car for the same reason.
    My favorite by the way is a psychiatrist at our hospital that drives a rusty early model camry with the plates "RUNVS"
    I only did a bumper sticker once - "Honk if you like streaking".

    Showing my age!!!


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