Dropping the "Nurse Card"? - page 3

I am very curious if any of you ever dropped the "Nurse" word to get you out of trouble? Myself and a couple of buddies are new recently hired nurses and we call each other on our way home after... Read More

  1. by   Medic/Nurse
    I was driving my hubby's truck once and was stopped (no idea how fast, or for what - rest assured, I was prolly making good time) and when the Deputy Sheriff stopped me and realized it was me, he just laughed.

    He said, I'm sorry. I didn't know it was you. Who's truck is this? Even the last name is different. (I still use my Maiden name for work.) I wouldn't have even stopped you if I'd known it was you. You should have waved me off.

    No ticket. Just an apology.

    Too funny.

    I told him it was all okay. He was just doing his job. And we are good.

    Stay safe.

    This guy was a wonderful deputy (very good at his job) he would round and visit the base and talk to us that if he got in the BADNESS, my partner and I were likely what stood between him and death as the nearest trauma center was 30 minutes away by AIR. Super nice guy.

    I don't want to see this become an "ethical" quagmire. This has nothing to do with letting me out of a ticket, how I would treat a law officer -- OR ANY PATIENT -- it is never a QUID PRO QUO situation -- my standards of care never waiver. GIVE ANYONE, EVERYONE EVERYTHING WE GOT!

    CARRY ON. GO FAST. GO SAFE!

  2. by   Medic_Murse
    Quote from Medic/Nurse
    I was driving my hubby's truck once and was stopped (no idea how fast, or for what - rest assured, I was prolly making good time) and when the Deputy Sheriff stopped me and realized it was me, he just laughed.

    He said, I'm sorry. I didn't know it was you. Who's truck is this? Even the last name is different. (I still use my Maiden name for work.) I wouldn't have even stopped you if I'd known it was you. You should have waved me off.

    No ticket. Just an apology.

    Too funny.

    I told him it was all okay. He was just doing his job. And we are good.

    Stay safe.

    This guy was a wonderful deputy (very good at his job) he would round and visit the base and talk to us that if he got in the BADNESS, my partner and I were likely what stood between him and death as the nearest trauma center was 30 minutes away by AIR. Super nice guy.

    I don't want to see this become an "ethical" quagmire. This has nothing to do with letting me out of a ticket, how I would treat a law officer -- OR ANY PATIENT -- it is never a QUID PRO QUO situation -- my standards of care never waiver. GIVE ANYONE, EVERYONE EVERYTHING WE GOT!

    CARRY ON. GO FAST. GO SAFE!

    You get a like, just for your user name!
  3. by   Tprofitt
    I once wore my scrubs to court to get out of a ticket.. It worked, the judge asked me what I did, told me "thanks you for doing what you do" and let me off. That was the plan all along!!! lol
  4. by   RNJay_
    Quote from Imanut
    Funny ? Not...It was your buddy who answered the phone. Cop should be disciplined for unequal treatment under law. Not at all amusing RNjay...RN is not a pass for being unsafe and breaking any law.
    It was not my intention to offend anyone with the title or come off as if what my friend did was acceptable. I did yell at him when he called back for the reason he was pulled over in the first place. Hope that makes you feel better.

    I meant for this thread to be about ANYTHING that got you "special" treatment for dropping your career choice...NOT just for being pulled over.
  5. by   kakamegamama
    I wouldn't know....I've never used my profession as a means to anything other than work overseas. I'm personally bothered that some would use this profession as a means to get out of a ticket. If you break the law, you break the law and deserve it. And, speeding is breaking the law. Do I do that? Yes, sometimes I do...but, it's with the acceptance that I could very well get stopped for speeding. I guess the fact i am from a LEO family makes me a bit testy about things like this.
  6. by   psu_213
    Quote from kakamegamama
    I wouldn't know....I've never used my profession as a means to anything other than work overseas. I'm personally bothered that some would use this profession as a means to get out of a ticket. If you break the law, you break the law and deserve it. And, speeding is breaking the law. Do I do that? Yes, sometimes I do...but, it's with the acceptance that I could very well get stopped for speeding. I guess the fact i am from a LEO family makes me a bit testy about things like this.
    I'm not trying to start an argument here--just genuinely curious:

    Real situation--a family member of a friend is a police officer. While driving his son in his family minivan he was pulled over while driving over 90 MPH. When he was pulled over, he flashed his badge, and, per the family friend, the officer who pulled him over said "darn, you were the fasted one I had all day." They both laughed and moved on. If that any more appropriate than someone getting out of a ticket because they are a nurse?
  7. by   sallyrnrrt
    Well...............a very nice DPS, pulled me over for speeding, he knew me from working in local ER in the past.....only got warning
    Then 3 months later same DPS, gives me another warning for speeding....
    then 3 months later same thing
    & , 3 months later same offense....... trooper said, these warnings just are working.....since we both were in a good mood...... I stated they are working, they work for 3 months...... he was nice and only wrote it. For 10 over, and told me to take defensive driving, so it would not be on my record.....

    That was 5 years ago.... no getting pulled over, I'm using cruise control....and not speeding anymore
  8. by   kakamegamama
    Quote from psu_213
    I'm not trying to start an argument here--just genuinely curious:

    Real situation--a family member of a friend is a police officer. While driving his son in his family minivan he was pulled over while driving over 90 MPH. When he was pulled over, he flashed his badge, and, per the family friend, the officer who pulled him over said "darn, you were the fasted one I had all day." They both laughed and moved on. If that any more appropriate than someone getting out of a ticket because they are a nurse?
    Nope, it's not any more appropriate than someone getting out of a ticket because they are a nurse.
  9. by   skylark
    Quote from applewhitern
    What bothers me about this post is the fact that this person was using his/her cell phone while operating a moving vehicle. Good way to end someone's life or maim them for life.
    Absolutely the most sensible post on this thread.

    There is never ANY excuse for using a phone while driving.
    And far too many casualties of incidents caused by people like the OP.
  10. by   broughden
    Quote from kakamegamama
    Nope, it's not any more appropriate than someone getting out of a ticket because they are a nurse.
    Well then since Im an actual former cop, obviously the LEO in your family never explained to you that we have discretion to write or to warn. Extenuating circumstances, etc.
  11. by   vintagemother
    I have gotten out of at least 2 tickets by showing I am a nurse / nursing student. One officer said "I think you know why I'm letting you off with just a warning." I said thank you officer, profusely. The other time he asked me to just make sure we take good care of him and his buddies if they have to go to the ED. I love some nice cops!! Thank goodness for them!
  12. by   EricJRN
    Did it once by complete accident. I had driven home after forgetting my wallet at a restaurant less than a mile from home. As I was driving back to the restaurant, I got stopped for an expired inspection sticker. Of course I didn't have my license (which was in my wallet), but I showed the officer the only thing I had with my name and photo on it (my work ID). I wasn't even thinking of getting out of the ticket, but the officer was gracious and I got lucky that day.
  13. by   osceteacher
    After a night shift I turned in to my close at a really bad angle and right in to the path of a police care, the officer wound the window down, gave me a bollocking. 'I said I'm really sorry I just fnished a night shift on ICU, I'm a nurse' she suddenly changed her tone to a far more friendly one and said, ahh, well go and get a good sleep then. I don't think I got out of anything, but it was nice to be able to pull the nurse card out once for a positive thing. Normally its because someones collapsed at my games club and they go 'get **** he's a nurse'.

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