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Yes Ma'am, I mean Yes sir

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by OldDude OldDude (Guide) Guide

OldDude works as a School Nurse.

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As old as the nursing profession is, it's still considered a female profession...NOT THAT THERE'S ANYTHING WRONG WITH THAT! You are reading page 2 of Yes Ma'am, I mean Yes sir. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

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I graduated nursing school at the age of 53.  I get some double takes on the phone, but mostly from family members.  Since clinicals, I usually was mistakenly called ‘doctor’. My clinical instructor thought that was a real hoot... until one day, with a group of other students (mostly in late 20’s) a patient asked me if I was their instructor. The others didn’t let my instructor hear the end of it.

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0.9%NormalSarah is a ADN, RN and works as a MICU RN.

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Ugh I was just remembering this time I was the culprit. I was at Starbucks and I had just decided to go back to school to be a nurse and was super excited. So I was waiting for my drink and saw this pretty blonde lady in scrubs and asked her if she was a nurse, and she replied, “Actually I’m a doctor 😒” with that exact face. I should have known better, she was wearing that typical doctor mint green scrub color, but I had nursy stuff on the brain! I felt like a real butthead. 

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6 hours ago, LikeTheDeadSea said:

As a nurse with a pixie cut, I've gotten Sir'ed a handful of times a year.  I call it the "quick glance autopilot."  

As another nurse with a pixie cut, I once had a confused patient tell me "I'm not going to let a MAN put in my IV!" I asked him what made him think men aren't capable of starting IVs 😂

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Davey Do has 35 years experience and works as a Behavioral Health RN.

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1 hour ago, TheNightShift said:

"I'm not going to let a MAN put in my IV!" 

He could have been hemohomophobic.

I guess I'm that way, also. I'd rather a woman stick me.

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hawaiicarl has 28 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a Charge Nurse.

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Haha Oldude I love it.  I wonder if they thought you "identified" as a man and didn't want to offend you?!?!?!

I have to admit to getting a little irritated when people find out what I do and they go "Ohhhhhhh you're a Murse!"  No, a murse is a European Handbag....

Davey when I get called a Dr. I use the old drill seargent line …. "I ain't no Dr. I WORK for a living!"

Cheers

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ThatChickOmi has 1 years experience.

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I've gotten the opposite at my job. I'm still in nursing school but my current occupation of 8+ years is driving a delivery truck. I can't tell you how many times I'm doing my thing in the back of the truck getting their order ready to bring inside, and I hear them walking up "Goodmorning sir, I..." and they see me, long hair, evidence of boobage, and they're like "Oh. Gosh, I'm so sorry...." and they're embarrassed and start to explain themselves. I tell them I'm use to it, considering I'm the only female driver in my facility's delivery zone. Fact is, most people anticipate a dude being at the door when they answer it. It's actually pretty funny. Even young kids are thrown off. "Aren't you a girl???" "Last I checked, yes."

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barcode120x has 3 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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Lately, I don't think I've come across any patients that bring up the whole male/female nurse topic. If anything, I hear the "oh it's my doctor" way more rather than "oh your a nurse? back in the day all nurses were female..."

Neither topic bothers me, but if it is brought up, it's always a great way to spark a conversation with the older generation patients.

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Cool bio. Just sayin.

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On 2/25/2019 at 4:11 AM, Davey Do said:

My typical comeback is "I didn't go to school for two years to be called 'doctor' thank you very much!"

When I worked Med Surge in a small rural community hospital, an old farmer said to me, "You became a nurse because you're not smart enough to be a doctor!"

"Or ambitious enough", I added, "or  driven or devoted. Shall I go on?"

I was once asked if I went to a male nursing school. I said that I did, but only after I found that I couldn't make it as a female in nursing school.

 

 

Not smart enough - and you're stuck with me!  Love it when they gasp and go pale.  LOL

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