Call Us Nurse or Call Us ???What??? - page 2
If you could pick what professional title "nurses" could be called instead of the title "nurse", what title would you want to be called......professionally speaking? :nurse:... Read More
Aug 3, '03"Hello Ms. Smith, I will be your lifeline today, please let me know if you need anything"!
Aug 4, '03Registered Nurse works real well for me.
Just don't call me "too late for dinner", ya know.
Aug 4, '03I'm not even a nurse yet and I'm lucky if i get to look at my dinner anymore. Bet it would taste good too.:stone
Aug 4, '03HEY!!! Before we went all PC and let all those males into the profession we Aussie female nurses had the title of "Sister". It went with a veil, white dress and shoes and a cape for cold weather.
I introduce myself as my fisrt name and say "I will be your nurse for the day". But Australia is a very informal society and use first name basis more than last names. Even our doctors often introduce themselves as first name then last name. Especially those medical personell working with the elderly or children.
Aug 4, '03Just call me Mate! Hahaha....
but if you really want to be formal.....
"Princess Laughing Water"! LOL
Guess NURSE is ok too! :-)
SISTER....hmmmm, reminds me of a NUN!! LOL....
Main thing is that we be RESPECTED!
Aug 4, '03Over the years I've come to realize that people (particularly patients) have a real respect and affection for nurses. I think we ought to stay with a winning moniker.
Aug 4, '03I think 'nurse' to a patient means 'someone I can trust'.
But I still think Goddess fits.
Aug 6, '03Hey!! I worked damn hard for my RN-whatever degree you want to put behind it-and you know that thermometers have degrees too-and we all know where they are put!!
Old saying-no one cares how much you know till they know how much you care!
for where i work a PCC is an aide! and way too many MD ofc receptionists,MA and general flunkies are calling them selves nurses-that is BS and makes my blood boil. Theire license is not on the line with everything they do-but mine is-for their actions-
like i said- I worked damn hard for my RN (and this goes for LPNS too) and frankly I want to be called a NURSE!!!
You wouldn't call an MD or PHD anything but Doctor would you
(well at least not in public professional setting-what we say behind closed lounge doors is something else-and hopefully HIPPA doesn't hear!!)
Off my soapbox now!
Aug 6, '03Well I am new here (been lurking for weeks) but I will chime in a bit from MY male pt. of view.....Now I said MY so don't anyone start thinking I am making general statements
I come from a number of male dominated fields, law enforcement, tobacconist and pro poker player....all titles that bring a certain mental pic to mind.
Nurse due to history & useage isn't gender neutral, at least not to the mind of the public, this is why even though I am a NA (new) and working towards RN I have started using the term RN vs. Nurse.
I think it would be great to raise the professionalism of RNing and the view everyone has of being an RN, language is a great place to start. Being referred to as RN Lance vs. Nurse Lance will cause everyone from the pt to the Dr. to Admin to thick of my training and professionalism, not the historical image of Nurse (stand when the Dr. enters, do what is told w/o questions and all that).
Oh and not to start a ruccus but goddess most definitely isn't gender neutral And if you think I am just PC then you don't know this cigar smoking, poker playing amputee very well