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by awilhelm awilhelm (Member) Member

awilhelm specializes in Critical Care.

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I personally find it hysterical for the most part, though I've never heard anybody (yet) use it in a demeaning way...

There's always the distinction between being jovial and being a jerk.

It's the same way some African Americans use the "n" word in friendship, but it can also be used in a derogatory and mean way. Ditto for some homosexual males that call each other the "f" word jokingly, but can also be used in a not-so-kind fashion.

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I've been an RN for 25 years now, in three different states, and have worked with nurses "of the male persuasion" :) throughout my career -- and the only place I've ever encountered the term "murse" is on this board.

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nursetim is a NP and specializes in ER, HH, CTICU, corrections, cardiology, hospice.

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I carry a murse Male + purse = murse. Just do not call me nursy man. I had an idiot Pt. do that once. Drives me loopy. Call me what ever you want, just do NOT call me late for meals.

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When talking to my friends we refer to myself as a murse. I dont find it negative but I can see why someone might.

one of my friends actually thought that was the real term for a male nurse for a few months after I introduced the term to him:lol2:

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mursecasey has 1 years experience and specializes in CCU.

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There are a few nurses in the ER I work in that are of the male persuasion including myself (even though I am not working as a nurse). A couple of the nurses and myself decided to put together a calendar of the nurses that work in our department and called "Nurses of the ER". So we took pictures of all of the nurses posing in their scrubs throughout the department (nothing offensive of course) and compiled a calendar. July was dedicated to Murses of the ER because it is just a running joke amongst ourselves. We use it kidding around and we thought it would be great to dedicated a page to us! So we printed them up (just for us) and handed them out. We had several requests to re-print to sell for fundraisers! It was a hit and everyone liked the murses of the er page!

:mnnnrsngrk:

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I love being a MURSE and I think that we should rock the term!

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Colin the Red RN has 2 years experience and specializes in Med/Surg Tele/Oncology.

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Hey,

In terms of patient care, I always say Nurse, joking with fellow staffers, friends and family, I find Murse to be amusing, but not professional. Like the others out there, we worked hard to be a Nurse, and enjoy it for various reasons. To patients and their families, I am proud to day I am your Nurse.... jokingly Murse to friends.

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