Didn't Want To Be A Doctor is a blog penned by Orally Fixated Male Nurse, about his trials and tribulations through training within the NHS.
When I was a student nurse I did an agency shift in a nursing home, where I had the following conversation:Care assistant: "So, I understand you're training to be a doctor?"Me: "No, I'm training to be a nurse."Care assistant: "A male nurse?"Me (sarcastically): "No, a FEMALE one! The operation is next week!"
I recall a similar conversation.Old Lady: "You're going to be a great, famous doctor one day,"Me: "It's nice of you to say, but I'm actually training to be a nurse,"Old Lady: "No! A doctor. You'll be a great doctor,"Wonders never cease.
Yep, seems to be a common theme. When my wife (who worked in catering) was asked what I did and she replied HE's a nurse, the next question was always "What, a male nurse?
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