Hi all, though you all are most likely nurses already and probably are nurse practicioners, I am only a student rn nurse in an ADN program in my local city. While on the phone with a friend, I was telling her about how I wanted to become a nurse practicioner and all the things I will be able to do since that's an advance nursing profession. She then reply's "I wouldn't want anybody touching me but I doctor" I really didn't have anything else to say after that and just remained quiet and hung up the phone.
I know everybody has a right to their own opinion, especially their own preference to what kind of health professionals they trust their bodies to, but it felt like she made a racist statement (even though I know she didn't...just making a reference to how I felt). So my question to you all is how would you go about this situation of somebody being so ignorant saying a nurse practicioner isn't good enough to serve their health care needs?
P.S. after becoming a nurse, I'm heavly considering an RN-MSN program (I already have my BA in social work) so I guess this would be more of a training to see how I would be able to handle a situation like this in the future...hopefully their isn't one, but you never know!
Thank you for your input...