Who HATES the term MURSE? - page 2

Just checking in with all the hombres... Most guys I know are ambivilent to the term, but is there anyone else who just DETESTS being called a murse? B in VA... Read More

  1. by   dskrninpa
    Never heard it used before, doesn't really make sense to me, would a female be a furse?
  2. by   Fiona59
    Murse... made me think of manpurse=MURSE.
  3. by   anonymurse
    Y'all can call me anything but late for dinner!
  4. by   XYnurse2B
    Yah Fiona, to my understanding, the term is now more affiliated to a "man purse" than a "male nurse". I really think the stigma / preconcieved notions / level of ignorance among the general public about men in nursing is fading away.
  5. by   superramvette
    Quote from XYnurse2B
    Yah Fiona, to my understanding, the term is now more affiliated to a "man purse" than a "male nurse". I really think the stigma / preconcieved notions / level of ignorance among the general public about men in nursing is fading away.

    funny that i just read ur post after watching the movie "yes man." The movie pokes fun at a male friend as not being "manly" enough because he is a nurse. hollywood screen writers still seem to be playing to the stereotype.
  6. by   Shenanigans
    Never heard of the term "murse" before, but I know some gay guy nurses who like to be called "sister".

    Whatever makes people happy, I guess.
  7. by   Bobylon
    Never heard of it .... no worse than "male nurse" .... but, I'm a nurse - gender is irrelevant
  8. by   amateur
    i don't know, the term makes me laugh... it sounds like a name for an animal... or dumb or stupid... lol
  9. by   Doubledee
    Yuk! Murse is not a term I would use for myself. At 55, I am way beyond "cute"
    As it is, I tell them I don't work for the Post Office when I am called a "Male Nurse".
    I am not in favor of changing our title. Nurse already is a respected title. Other suggestions I've heard don't come close.
  10. by   mcknis
    Like the others, i dont mind the different titles, but what does get me every now and then is the fact that I am an RN...um yeah it was hard earned and worth every penny i spent on it...and no I didnt buy my RN initials or steal someone elses badge just to claim myself as a nurse. I know I am young, but murse, male nurse, whatever,...to me it still stands for the hard earned degree that helped me become an RN!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  11. by   silentRN
    Quote from UMichSCN07
    I suppose I'm a bit of a hypocrite when it comes to the term. I refer to myself as a "murse" on occasion, but mostly only around other "murses" or people who remember the episode of Scrubs when J.D. used the term to describe Elliot's boyfriend. However, I have run into a few occasions where it's been used in a derogatory manner, mostly by hypermasculine guys who've gotten a bit over-beveraged and feel the need to compensate for having a lap pinky by belittling anyone who doesn't fit their definition of a "man." In those instances, I HATE the term.

    Mike in Michigan
    I love the term lap pinky...haha...I've never heard that before.
  12. by   Spidey's mom
    I truly dislike the term "murse".



    We are nurses. Registered Nurses.



    steph
  13. by   sssrn
    Love the idea of a "Murse day." Only had one shift where the entire nursing staff was male and I warned the oncoming shift that we spent the night raising the toilet seats.

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