Help! How do I sign my name?? - page 6

Hello. I am a new RN. I have one degree a BS, and then I just got my BSN. How do I sign my name?? My hubby is buying me a scrub jacket with my name on it for Christmas and I want to make sure I have... Read More

  1. by   Kmitch,CRNA
    And welcome to the world of nursing, where people are typically cynical & heartless (even though they claim they love to help people). Personally, I don't see anything wrong with you listing name, BSN, RN. I have my masters & I listed it on my lab coats & business cards. I just don't have time to when charting @ working. Most of the people commenting are just bitter anyways...remember there's no ? question that's a dumb ? & you have every right to ask if you don't know...congratulations! People talked about Jesus, & you are not exempt! Good luck with your careerredbeathe
  2. by   Epona
    Thank you!!!
  3. by   carolmaccas66
    I just sign my name and then 'RN'. I don't put BSN in any notes; we don't have to do that.
    Put all your titles on your jacket. The doctors do, so why shouldn't we? We can't sign ourselves anywhere else as RN, however doctors can.
    I'd shout it to the world myself.
    Great stuff obtaining your degree, well done sweetie pie!
  4. by   cherrybreeze
    Quote from Epona
    Thanks NM Katrina! To BabyCathr- that is your opinion.

    One of my current bosses ENCOURAGED me to list ALL the degrees on my business card. She thought it was great to list them all, so I did.

    As far as a lab coat on the actual ward, I believe it's a matter of opinion. If you have another degree and it is related to nursing, medicine then I believe it's appropriate to list it. I guess it's a matter of opinion. Like I said, if I had a degree in History, or Economics, then right, I would NOT include that degree. That would be out of place. Since my first degree involved heavy pre med classes with a concentration in that, again I am going to list it. And no, I would not list it or sign it BS, BSN, RN when I chart, just Epona, RN. The fancy stuff is just for the business cards and lab coat!

    Thanks for ALL the replies!! Best wishes!! :redpinkhe
    I'm only posting this to this thread at this late date because the OP made a post on it yesterday....

    If you already had an opinion and knew what you were going to do....why was the original question asked in the first place?

    Quote from Kmitch,CRNA
    And welcome to the world of nursing, where people are typically cynical & heartless (even though they claim they love to help people). Personally, I don't see anything wrong with you listing name, BSN, RN. I have my masters & I listed it on my lab coats & business cards. I just don't have time to when charting @ working. Most of the people commenting are just bitter anyways...remember there's no ? question that's a dumb ? & you have every right to ask if you don't know...congratulations! People talked about Jesus, & you are not exempt! Good luck with your careerredbeathe
    You deduced this....how?
  5. by   Jw1724
    Quote from cherrybreeze
    I'm only posting this to this thread at this late date because the OP made a post on it yesterday....

    If you already had an opinion and knew what you were going to do....why was the original question asked in the first place?
    Exactly my thoughts...
  6. by   kakamegamama
    So, a name tag could be rather large to get all the credentials/degrees on there. For instance, someone I'm close to would have a name tag/signature that says "Susie Q., Ph.D., MS-Nursing,BS-Nursing, R.N.". The hand would get rather tired typing all those, I would think.....
  7. by   abRN88
    It is your degree first then your licensure (NURSE BETTY, BSN, RN) per the AACN http://www.nursecredentialing.org/di...s-brochure.pdf (2013). As someone mentioned above, you put what can never be removed (the degree you earned) followed by the licensure which could always be revoked

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