I try not to let on that I am a nurse, however my family doctor will add it to my chart when he comes to see me (even if he isn't the admitting doctor). He told me once he does that so that people don't talk to me like I know nothing, to which I told him sometimes that isn't a bad thing! And my Mom will definitely announce to all staff when she comes to visit. So my plan of flying under the radar never works.
As an aside..... A number of years ago I had on my unit an elderly, very demented lady who had once been a nurse. She was very confused and was ever oriented to name only. I answered a call bell for her room mate one night, the room mate wanted the bedpan. I put her on the bedpan, pulled the curtain and said I would be back in a few minutes. I checked on a couple of quick things and went back to take her off the bedpan. The former nurse was out in the hallway when I got there and said to me "I hope you don't mind, but she was getting uncomfortable." When I got into the room, this former nurse had taken her room mate off the bedpan, emptied it, rinsed it out, powdered the edge of it, and it was sitting on the window sill under a blue pad. I put the former nurse back to bed, and when I got to the desk I commented to the other nurses that "Oh my, it really never ends. Even when retired, elderly and confused, nurses are still emptying bedpans...." We all got a chuckle out of the fact that this lady didn't remember how own children and grandchildren, but apparently never forgot what to do with a bedpan.