Rant #1: There is no such thing as a ‘male nurse.’

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There is no such thing as a ‘male nurse.’ There is no such thing as a ‘murse.’  Please, under no circumstances,  should one ever reference the Ben Stiller character in the movie, “Meet The Fokkers” because that movie sucked. Please don’t tell me some anecdote about how your (family member) was treated at (healthcare facility) and had a (male) nurse who was absolutely (wonderful, nice, friendly, yada yada), specifically to emphasize how males have the ability to provide care to others.

I am a nurse. I didn’t become a nurse, as part of a failed plot to become a doctor. The stethoscope I wear around my neck is one of many tools I use to care for people. It is not on loan from a doctor. I am part of the rich heritage that has helped shape, strengthen, and advance health care. I happen to be male, which only has a bearing at work when it comes to which bathroom I use. I am a nurse.