Finally signing RN at the end of my signature :-)

  1. 0 I passed the NCLEX less than a week ago! Yesterday I was filling out the hiring paperwork for my first job as a Registered Nurse, when it dawned on me...I could sign RN after my name right now!

    Then it got me thinking, when is it appropriate to sign RN with your name? I will be doing it with my documentation at my work, however should I be signing it with most documents?

    I am just curious, what do you experienced nurses do? Thank you!
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  3. Visit  PortCity_RN profile page

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    Joined Jul '13; Posts: 10; Likes: 4.

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  4. Visit  RNsRWe profile page
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    Anything that pertains to nursing, your job, anything that you are signing BECAUSE you're an RN.

    Not on checks. Not on your credit card receipts. And unless you're absent-minded like me, lol, not on your kids' field trip permission slips!

    If you're buying a house, NO. If you're signing a note in the chart, YES. On your HR paperwork? If you feel like it only.

    Oh, and CONGRATS!
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  5. Visit  FineAgain profile page
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    I still can't get used to it! Gives me a thrill every time. It's the little things in life, ya know?
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  6. Visit  DoeRN profile page
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    I forget to put RN when I sign work documents. But no, only sign RN if it is something related to your job. Everything else just sign your name.

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  7. Visit  Busymom2day profile page
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    What an amazing feeling for you! I just passed NCLEX-RN last week and I cannot wait until I have the opportunity to sign those two letters behind my name! Congrats!
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  8. Visit  azilliRN profile page
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    First of all, Congratulations! Make sure you only add the RN initials on work related documents, not on applications, checks, or personal papers. However, every once in awhile, you will catch yourself almost adding those initials after your name. I'm speaking from experience when I passed my boards 4 years ago.
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  9. Visit  PortCity_RN profile page
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    Thank you, everyone!! I am so excited to begin my career as a Registered Nurse. I will leave the "RN" signing only to nursing documents...and my boyfriend's birthday card, just because I can Thanks again!!
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  10. Visit  Cohiba profile page
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    The day I got the "You passed" email, I took myself out to lunch and paid with a check just so that I could sign it and tack on "RN"--after that I only use post-nomials on work stuff where necessary, ie charts but not on the W-4 form when I got hired...
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  11. Visit  Nurse2b7337 profile page
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    Yay!! Congrats to you!! I have two hrs to go beforeI can do that!!

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  12. Visit  OKinOKC profile page
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    Quote from RNsRWe

    Not on checks. Not on your credit card receipts. And unless you're absent-minded like me, lol, not on your kids' field trip permission slips!
    I did that on my daughter's folder once early in the morning when I was only half awake. The teacher asked my daughter why I did that. Oops!
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  13. Visit  RNsRWe profile page
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    Quote from OKinOKC
    I did that on my daughter's folder once early in the morning when I was only half awake. The teacher asked my daughter why I did that. Oops!
    Exactly! Thankfully no one asks me about why I signed my kids' stuff like that,on the rare occasion it happens lol....I have also been known to zip off the 'RN' when trying to get out of the grocery store fast; after umpteen years in nursing it really just becomes totally automatic.

    I sign a billion more bits of documentation for work than I ever do for my personal life, so it's an easy mistake
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  14. Visit  BSNbeDONE profile page
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    Big bold RN on the front of my car! Wonder if anybody saw it???
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  15. Visit  Nurse2b7337 profile page
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    LYNDAA that's dope! I love that idea!!

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