Nov 28, '09 by rn/writer Guide
We're talking different names for the same thing. Whether a person is certified or licensed, the designation has to be earned, and it can be lost if state-specified standards are violated.
So why the variation in title? It's strictly a preference of each state's legislature and board of nursing. Some states refer to the thing you put on your car (to show that it's registered) as a license plate. Others call them car tags. Same items--different terms.
It's no more complicated than that.
Last edit by rn/writer on Nov 28, '09