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professional upgrade, change our title from nurse to ?

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by MICU RN MICU RN (Member) Member

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I recently read that some nursing schools are actually thinking about a title change to reflect the more modern role we play in healthcare. Good idea or bad ? Just think this may actually lead to an upgrade in our curriculum. I personally don't care if they change the name.

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Brownms46 has 27 years experience and specializes in Everything except surgery.

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What about Health Care Consultant...???:D

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SmilingBluEyes has 20 years experience.

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sounds like Mary Kay or something. lol, Browns........

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whipping girl in 07 has 7 years experience as a RN and specializes in ICU, nutrition.

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Not only will we make you well, we'll make you PRETTY too!

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Sounds like a tricky way to get around differentiating between licensed and unlicensed personnel.

In fact, a lot like the hospital who had been calling (and I am not making this up) UAP's "NRN" which meant "non-registered nurse."

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SmilingBluEyes has 20 years experience.

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*****Nurse Goddess Extraordinaire (or N.G.E.), A.S.N., A.S.*****

-------outrageous---- but I HAPPEN TO LIKE IT! Sorry, but after all the heavy-duty threads I have been in on, this was a way for me to have some fun. Now back to your regularly scheduled thread!

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I personally like this one..........PMM.........Provider of Modern Miracles........we are expected to do all , know all, put up with all and read peoples minds....especially the MD's.

What type of titles are they thinking of anyways???????

PHD.....Personal Health Director

MHW...Miracle Health Worker

DDC....Doctor De-Cypher........heehee

CAC....Catcher of All Crap

Ok, I'll quit while I'm ahead...........it's been a long day and this is kinda fun!!

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Brownms46 has 27 years experience and specializes in Everything except surgery.

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sounds like Mary Kay or something. lol, Browns........konni

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Not only will we make you well, we'll make you PRETTY too!

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Brownms46 has 27 years experience and specializes in Everything except surgery.

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Even though I like SmilingBlu's title...I think I will go with CAC...as it totally describes how I see things sometimes....especially when have to make that infamous call during the nite...:chuckle

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Originally posted by fab4fan

Sounds like a tricky way to get around differentiating between licensed and unlicensed personnel.

 

In fact, a lot like the hospital who had been calling (and I am not making this up) UAP's "NRN" which meant "non-registered nurse."

Oooh, good call, fab4fan--I'm sure you're right.

NON-REGISTERED NURSE? Does the state BON know about this?

I dunno--these kinds of things rarely accomplish what they set out to do, which is to improve the status or lend dignity to a job which traditionally has not had much. Flight attendants have had some success getting away from "stewardess", and changing "janitor" to "custodian" has been, what, 50% effective maybe, but how many of you call the garbageman a "sanitation worker" or "waste removal engineer" or whatever they call themselves? And for those who HAVE successfully changed their titles--has it fundamentally changed how the public perceives them?

Better to educate the public on what nurses do and who we are--and how much the profession has evolved in the past 50 years or so--than to try to hide from the stereotypes by changing our job titles.

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