Time for a name change

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I think if ‘nurses’ were called something else we would have a lot more male ‘nurses’ in the world. I prefer to say that I am an RN for a couple reasons. One, it lets others know that I am a professional REGISTERED NURSE and two, it takes the dreaded ‘nurse’ out of the equation.

So many times people say they are a nurse and then when you get down to the heart of the matter they are really a secretary at a doctor’s office or something. Not to discount secretaries at doctor’s offices but you can see how that is just a smidge misleading.

But I digress.

Some of the BEST and MOST WONDERFUL RNs out there are males. They bring a different outlook, point of view, strength and dignity to the profession. Plus, it is super awesome to have them around when you need help lifting someone heavy. HA HA! 🙂 How’s that for a stereotype?

I feel like there are so many qualified and interested males who get turned off from being an RN because they don’t want to go around calling themselves a ‘nurse’. I suggest that we should change the name to something more gender neutral…what do you think? Any ideas? Should we start a Facebook campaign? March on Washington? Make a plastic bracelet to show our solidarity? Ideas people ideas, let’s get this gender revolution party started.

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