Misunderstanding About a “Doctor” Nurse

Suggested citation: Gunawan, J. (2020). Misunderstanding about a “Doctor” nurse. Journal of Radiology Nursing, 40(1), 5-6.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jradnu.2020.09.007

This letter prompts a discussion about misunderstanding related to nurses with a doctorate degree. My personal concern arises every time I introduce myself as a nurse with PhD (or Doctor of Philosophy) and people often asked, “Are you a medical doctor?”, or “Can you give a prescription?” This poses a challenge for nurses with doctorates to identify themselves as a “Doctor” that will create confusion in public. Read the full article here: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jradnu.2020.09.007


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