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Attention, attention all!

The wonderful, fabulous, smart, awesome Little Sister Pony passed her NCLEX (nurse licensing exam) with flying colors! She is now a Registered Nurse, a licensed medical professional.

All Hail Little Sister Pony!


May. 10th, 2007 11:31 am (UTC)
Now everyone will have to call her Sister Pony.

(Or would ... ish ... if she were a nurse in the UK. Or so it would have been before there were more men in nursing and it became impossible to call male nurses Sister. Which I think would be delightfully ... post-modern and ought to return. Like the top nurse being called Matron.)
May. 10th, 2007 11:36 am (UTC)
It's like that in Hebrew, too -- my very first Hebrew pun was "ha-achot sheli lomedet l'hiyot achot," which is literally "my sister is studying to be a Sister." Now, it'll have to be "ha-achot sheli achot," "my sister is a Sister," which is much snappier.

So . . . what do they call male nurses in the UK? Brother?
May. 10th, 2007 11:54 am (UTC)
No - they just abandoned the use of traditional terminology that assumed all nurses were female.
May. 10th, 2007 11:57 am (UTC)
I think they call nurses of the level of the now-misses-Sisters Nursing Officers and Chief Nursing Officers. Although I could be making that up.

Puns in Hebrew! That sounds like advanced stuff.
May. 10th, 2007 12:36 pm (UTC)
Nursing Officer sounds pretty good. I bet Little Sister Pony would like that.

I should add that the above is not only my very first pun in Hebrew, it is my only pun in Hebrew. The rest of my Hebrew humor has been confined to situational comedy and really bad "doctor, doctor" jokes.
May. 10th, 2007 01:32 pm (UTC)
Congratulations, Little Sister Pony! Been there, done that, got the...well, not anymore. I let my license go. But state boards aren't a walk in the park. Like most things, a little common sense along with the book knowledge goes a long, long way. She should be proud. I know a lot of straight 'A' students who didn't pass the first time. There was that little common sense problem. I had an 'A' in common sense and an average GPA.

Nursing Officer sounds pretty good. I bet Little Sister Pony would like that.

Nah, over here nurses are just called, "Hey, you!" We don't have a title, just the little letters after our name if signing something official. RN. You rarely get to add the whole degree stuff to it. If you go into administrative work, you get to add it to your official correspondence. There have to be some perks!

I still occasionally add RN to my name for some bizarre reason. Just like not too long ago when having to give my name, I gave my name before I was married. Where did that come from? Twenty-four later you'd think I'd know my name. :>)

Give Little Sister Pony a high-five from me. I wish her the very best.

May. 10th, 2007 07:17 pm (UTC)
Little Sister Pony didn't just pass -- she aced that test. It's done on a computer now, with an algorithm that, if you get a question right, gives you a harder one, or if you get a question wrong, it makes you do more questions. Kind of like golf, in a way. Anyway Little Sister Pony just blazed right through the test. Did it in 75 questions. Is she not awesome?


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