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    sister / nurse

    I am still puzzled. How do we call a nurse in a hospital? Sister or Nurse?

    eg: "Nurse/Sister/or nursing sister, please bring me that thermometer"


    appreciate

    jk


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    Re: sister / nurse

    Quote Originally Posted by jirikoo View Post
    I am still puzzled. How do we call a nurse in a hospital? Sister or Nurse?

    eg: "Nurse/Sister/or nursing sister, please bring me that thermometer"


    appreciate

    jk
    If the hospital is operated by a religious order and you know the nurses are nuns (they are wearing a habit) then you could refer to them as "sisters". Otherwise "nurse" would be the word to use even if they are nuns.


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    Re: sister / nurse

    Quote Originally Posted by jirikoo View Post
    I am still puzzled. How do we call a nurse in a hospital? Sister or Nurse?

    eg: "Nurse/Sister/or nursing sister, please bring me that thermometer"


    appreciate

    jk
    That will depend on the nursing structure: here the nurse is the basic grade, the ward sister is in charge of the ward.

    Generally, whatever their grade, if asking for something to be done, "Nurse" would be the term used.

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