If you have two degrees, do you put both credentials on your title?

  1. I recently obtained a BSN and also have a Bachelor of Science in Social Work. Do I put my name as Monica, BSW, BSN, RN or Monica, BSN, RN or just Monica, RN?

    It would be for work like email or letters etc. I am not sure what is appropriate and I work in a facility with a bunch of social workers so they are no help!

    Thanks!
    Monica
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  2. Poll: Which is right?

    • Monica, BSW, BSN, RN

      42.86% 3
    • Monica, BSW, RN

      14.29% 1
    • Monica, RN

      42.86% 3
    7 Votes / Multiple Choice
  3. 6 Comments

  4. by   Sour Lemon
    I'm confused about what you're actually doing right now ...if nursing, use the nursing title(s). I'm not sure I see the point of using credentials or education that have nothing to do with one's current position.
  5. by   elkpark
    If you're working as a social worker, you use your social work credentials. If you're working as an RN, you use your nursing credentials. No reason to list your social work degree with your nursing credentials. I notice your poll didn't include the obvious option of "Monica, BSN, RN," which is what you should use as an RN (or you can skip including the BSN and use just "RN," as you did include in your poll).

    Congratulations and best wishes!
  6. by   Cat365
    I use the credentials that are relevant to were Im at. I have credentials that are completely unrelated to nursing when I'm there I use those initials when I'm nursing I use R.N.

    I don't actually use any educational ones unless I'm applying to jobs or something formal. I figure RN says it all.

    If you are working in both capacities I would use both, otherwise I would use the relevant ones.
  7. by   mon00707
    Thanks!
  8. by   CelticGoddess
    When I sign my charting, paperwork for admissions or paperwork for any facilities that I am visiting (I am a hospice case manager), I sign it CelticGoddess, RN. My work email has the sig line "CelticGoddess, BSN-RN". That's the only time I list my BSN. Except, as a previous poster wrote, for job applications.
  9. by   akulahawkRN
    I also hold two degrees: a BS in Sports Med and an ADN. I also hold two professional licenses: Paramedic and RN. Most of the time I do not list my educational or licenses at the same time, usually I just list whatever's relevant to what I'm doing. If I'm working as an RN, I just add "RN" to my name. Petty much the only time(s) I use all the "stuff" is when I have to highlight my education and my licensure.

    It's also easier for me to write: AkulahawkRN, RN or Akulahawk, EMTP than it is to write "AkulahawkRN, BS, ADN, RN, EMTP."

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