Allowing more than RN on name badge? - page 2

does your facility allow you to have designations other than rn on your name badge (such as rn, bsn/ rn, ccrn etc.)? our hospital does not allow this and it is a thorn in the side of some of the rn's... Read More

  1. by   P_RN
    Not one for alphabets, but mine would read BARN ONC and that to me looks like a pig.



    I much preferred "Registered Nurse IV (4 not intravenous)

    My daughter is a BAMA and my son is a BAFA. If you truly wish letters, present a case for ALL nurses. Doing it one by one is only creating havoc instead of pride.
    Last edit by P_RN on Aug 18, '06
  2. by   firstyearstudent
    Quote from SeanyRN
    I requested that BSN be on my badge. I went to school for it, why not be proud of it. Someone said its "just a 4 year degree", if you want to look at it like that. But most people who think like that dont have a 4 year degree.
    Hmmm. I would think that most people who would think like that would have advanced degrees.
  3. by   moongirl
    well, at one hospital I did clinicals in, it simply said "RN" on name tags. One girl was dang proud of her BSN and ordered scrubs with her name and then BSN embroidered in HUGE scrolly letters across her left boob. Brought attention to her degree.. and her left boob as well
  4. by   donormom
    I was proud when I achieved my LPN status as a single mom. I was proud when I achieved my RN status with an ADN while working full time as an LPN, pregnant, with a preschooler. I was working in one town, living in another and going to school in a third.

    I graduated in May '06 with my BSN while working full time and getting pregnant and having my fourth daughter, and doing volunteer work.

    I am proud of all my titles and would put them all on my name badge if I could!! My family is just as proud.

    I will be very happy to have my name badge show my MSN, FNP in 3 years or less!!

    Karen
  5. by   madwife2002
    All my qualifications wouldn't fit on my name badge so I would have to leave my name off it Then I would have to call it a title badge
  6. by   evans_c1
    no recognition at my hosp. i think it is odd, but oh well! they want you to have it but just not on your badge? whatever.
  7. by   sirI
    please, let's not start beating that dead horse regarding bsn, adn etc. all discussions regarding this subject are to be kept here:

    adn vs. bsn for entry level nursing

    please stay on topic:

    "allowing more than rn on name badge?"

    thanks!!!!!
    Last edit by sirI on Aug 19, '06
  8. by   Spidey's mom
    I'm pretty sure we could do as we pleased where I work but I'm content to have "RN" after my first name.

    I'm a nurse.

    But the truth is, I'm a mom first. Nursing doesn't define me at all.

    I guess I don't see the need to put a degree and a bunch of other credentials after my "RN".

    I can also see why hospitals might want to keep the playing field even regarding name tags . . .. . just see already how people get their hackles up when you start the ADN vs. BSN stuff.

    Good point about why don't you see more "ADN" on a nametag.

    steph
  9. by   KellieNurse06
    I have a nurse in my home who does home care..she is a BSN & I only know after asking her......she said she doesn't see the point of advertising it because she is an RN first & foremost...........I used to waitress and actually had a lady sign her credit card receipt with RN MSN...................I kindly told her that wasn't legal on her credit card slip as it doesn't have RN MSN after her name on the card..................knocked her right off her pedestal
    People like that seem to have power trip issues from what I have seen...........I applaude anyone who obtains higher education but to need to have acknowledgement by every person you come across is ridiculous......lol..I think the more humble ones are the ones who don't see the need to throw it out there in your face as if to say "look at me...look at me!!!!!!!" It seems to appear as an insecurity to me or they are over achievers also..... jmpo
  10. by   jmgrn65
    Quote from KellieNurse06
    I have a nurse in my home who does home care..she is a BSN & I only know after asking her......she said she doesn't see the point of advertising it because she is an RN first & foremost...........I used to waitress and actually had a lady sign her credit card receipt with RN MSN...................I kindly told her that wasn't legal on her credit card slip as it doesn't have RN MSN after her name on the card..................knocked her right off her pedestal
    People like that seem to have power trip issues from what I have seen...........I applaude anyone who obtains higher education but to need to have acknowledgement by every person you come across is ridiculous......lol..I think the more humble ones are the ones who don't see the need to throw it out there in your face as if to say "look at me...look at me!!!!!!!" It seems to appear as an insecurity to me or they are over achievers also..... jmpo


    I have signed checks my name RN, just because you sign your name a hundred times a day it becomes habit so sometimes it isn't meant to be a power trip.
  11. by   lindarn
    Quote from jmgrn65
    I have signed checks my name RN, just because you sign your name a hundred times a day it becomes habit so sometimes it isn't meant to be a power trip.
    How about the concept of having our degrees and certifications on our namebadges, and that allows the public to ask, and be educated, concerning the educational and professional qualifications of the nurse at his or her bedside?

    Maybe the public would be more interested and aware of just how qualified the individual at their bedside is. And we are not all interchangeable "widgets".
    Perhaps they would then be educated and interested enough, to question the hospitals' decision to provide them with only lower educated, unlicensed assitive personnel, instead of licensed, EDUCATED professionals. And then we could educate them on how this makes a difference in the quality of their care. JMHO.

    Lindarn, RN, BSN, CCRN
    Spokane, Washington
  12. by   moongirl
    Quote from lindarn
    How about the concept of having our degrees and certifications on our namebadges, and that allows the public to ask, and be educated, concerning the educational and professional qualifications of the nurse at his or her bedside?

    Maybe the public would be more interested and aware of just how qualified the individual at their bedside is. And we are not all interchangeable "widgets".
    Perhaps they would then be educated and interested enough, to question the hospitals' decision to provide them with only lower educated, unlicensed assitive personnel, instead of licensed, EDUCATED professionals. And then we could educate them on how this makes a difference in the quality of their care. JMHO.

    Lindarn, RN, BSN, CCRN
    Spokane, Washington
    this sounds like you are saying that the higher the title- the more qualified. Which turns this into a RN vs BSN war, which the moderator asked you not to do.
    A BSN is no more qualifed to care for anyone than a ADN RN is.
    The difference I think is not the BSN, it is what you are TRAINED for. Qualified to care for in my opinion, means that you as a Cardiac, or OB, or whatever, KNOW YOUR JOB as a REGISTERED NURSE who is trained in that area. Honestly, if I am on a vent in CCU, I could give a rip if you are a BSN, MSN, but you dang well better be able to understand the equipment, medications and parameters to keep me alive, and help me recover
  13. by   moongirl
    Quote from stevielynn
    But the truth is, I'm a mom first. Nursing doesn't define me at all.
    steph
    :yeahthat:

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