Introduced as "The Nurse" - page 3

Do you ever go places with your family, and they introduce you as "the nurse" or "the RN"? I have just graduated last week and my husbands family took me several places (restaurants, church, family... Read More

  1. by   Maverick80
    this is the truth!!!

    I have 2 semesters left of nursing school. I'm a 5 year BSN and even before i was in the nursing program i was hounded by relatives asking when are you going to be done, why aren't you done with school yet, i was like it's been 2 years i'm in a program that at leasts takes 4. I get so tired of the questions, my brothers, were never hounded like i am.

    My grandmother does the same thing and i haven't even graduated, this is Sarah she's a nurse, i'm like not yet, she's like well almost!!!

    it cracks me up, but she totally dosn't understand that i work at a hospital and then i still have to go to clinical and they are 2 different things. She's like are you goin to work i'm like yes. Are you in pediatrics, i'm like no that's clinical i work in the ED!! it goes both ways, i can't get anyone to understand the actual process of nursing!!
  2. by   MSLNT1.1
    Hope you are getting use to it. When I first completed my degree and they introduced me as the nurse I thought it was so cute, but it tired soon. Then once I thought about it, nurses are held in very high regards in general as a profession, so it's your family's way of acknowledging your accomplishments and how proud they are. Welcome to the field.
  3. by   NurseLatteDNP
    Quote from txspadequeen921
    for the 32 years i have been on this earth ;i have never been called by my name when it comes to family and friends ..they have always called me "ben's daughter".. my dad is one of those people that knows everyone every where...he is very respected and very well liked...when i graduated nursing school in 1999 , i thought for sure i would get at least some respect or maybe people could start calling me by my name...but now i'm known as "ben's daughter , the nurse"
  4. by   miko014
    I can't say that's happened to me too often. All of my family members' friends seem to know that I am a nurse, but I have never noticed being introduced as "my cousin, the nurse". I bet your MIL talks about you to those people when you're not there, and when you're there to finally meet them, she pulls out the "this is my DIL, the nurse!". As in "this is the one I was telling you about!". Maybe? I dunno. Just a thought.
  5. by   ElvishDNP
    I got it all the time when I first got out of nsg sch from family, friends, strangers, you name it. Now my family knows better than to come to me with their personal (and I mean VERY personal) problems. Well, maybe DH, but he doesn't count. Unless he's trying to get me to take out an ingrown toenail. I draw the line there.

    My friends still tell me their stuff sometimes and sometimes it's more than I want to know. And the OB nurse in me wants to know all the details about all my friends things. I don't usually ask unless it's a great friend and then they're usually telling me even before I can ask.
  6. by   jill48
    i would be proud. could be worse, you could be introduced as "the bum", "big one", "the easy one", or my favorite (and the only one that i ever heard myself), "the one who quit school after her lpn instead of going for her rn...tsk..tsk..". :angryfire :angryfire :angryfire :angryfire :angryfire :angryfire
  7. by   Tweety
    They sound proud. They'll quite soon enough.
  8. by   MarySunshine
    I don't get that too much. Although my mom did tell me that she met another lady in J.C. Penny's whose daughter was a nurse. I was like...."Um, why are you telling strangers at the mall that I'm a nurse?"

    It's good to have family that's proud of you!