New name for nurses who are men - page 3

New guy here. I'm a 46 yr old single dad of 3 daugters (that accounts for some of what's wrong with my brain). I've decided to take the plunge and start the prereqs at my local community... Read More

  1. by   Hawkens
    Slightly off topic but still related, Why is it that in every interview I have the nurse manager will at some point say "It is great you became a nurse, we need more male nurses" I never get the job(new grad with ADN and only have BLS, ACLS certifications) and I am starting to get just a little paranoid that this phrase is the kiss of death. I am thinking that in my next interview when they use that phrase I am going to ask "Do you want me to start tomorrow than or wait until the beginning of next week?" and see what they say next.
  2. by   zzrider
    Half the RNs in the ER I work at are men, and both the ICU and ACU floors have RNs that are men as well.

    I'm far more worried about my job prospects as a future new grad nurse than I am the about the masculinity of the title.
  3. by   PacoUSA
    As much as this thread is made in good humor, there are people out there (yours truly EXCLUDED) who are dead serious about getting a different name for nurses who are men. Why the obsession? Personally, quite happy with plain old NURSE!
  4. by   Changeup
    Aspiring male nurse here. I always thought 'Norse' was a good term. Yes it has another meaning but so do a lot of words.
  5. by   DixieRedHead
    I think "manurse" might work.
  6. by   Anoetos
    Betesticled Care Giver?
    Personal Restraint System?
    Captain Dilaudid?
  7. by   charlie8025
    Never had a problem until just the other night. A patient of mine, in a post op state of fuzz and confusion, said to me "Oh great, another male nurse, just what the hell do I call you". I told him" try Charlie, Ive been answering to that all my life!" Heck of a world aint it.
  8. by   MrChicagoRN
    Quote from DixieRedHead
    I think "manurse" might work.
    I think not. Say it a few times quickly and tell us what it sounds like
  9. by   MrNurse2011
    Male nurses at my school are callled murse.
  10. by   emtb2rn
    Personally, I think the term "murse" is stupid. I'm a nurse. Period. JMHO YMMV
  11. by   Seth O Scope
    When people say to me "so youre becoming a male nurse" I say "well I applied to be a female nurse, im keeping my fingers crossed".
  12. by   lpnzach
    Healthatican? Something- Assistant? (I wouldn't want the word assistant in my title as it means a step down to the physician) SO, I'm a Nurse.

    I just don't like how the word 'nurse' also means to feed a baby via breast, which is strictly a feminine role (naturally)
  13. by   MursingMedic
    I could care less. I chose my user name here just to keep it lively.

    Someone mentioned something about corpsmen, and I did the same damn job as a corpsman in an ER in Japan as I do in an ER here in the US. I wouldn't mind being called a corpsman again... but then you'd get some old marine who would continue to call you doc, and then the MDs would get their panties in a wad (male and female versions)....

    Who cares? The majority of people who think male nurses are all gay are dying out. Just give it another decade and we'll all be set.