Been a cop for 19 years, currently a Detective in a major city. I graduated from nursing school about 4 years ago and work in a busy city ER.
I have not had a problem regarding the issues you mentioned.
In fact the only nurse ratchet types I've ever encountered are on the POLICE department and no one in either job has asked me to cuddle.
In BOTH jobs, I walk into a S!!!storm, project and instill confidence [whether or not I have it], assess the situation, and do my job.