Proper way to write title? - page 2

I need to write credentials for someone properly for an ID tag, and while I know she's a nurse practitioner, I'm not sure how to write the title. Jane Doe, NP? Jane Doe, APN?... Read More

  1. by   RN007
    At the hospital where I do clinicals, they put the last nursing degree. I have a master's in another field but when I graduate in May with an ADN in nursing, my tag will say "Jane, RN". I will not get to put "Jane, RN, BA, MS" b/c those degrees are not relevant to nursing. If I follow my dream and get an MSN and become a nurse practitioner --say a family NP -- my tag will say "Jane, MSN, FNP".
  2. by   GardenDove
    Quote from redwinggirlie
    LOL....
    You should now add VF for very funny
    Maybe I should be CNA SN RN PITA?
  3. by   Dixielee
    I should be MRS, ASN, BS, BSN, RN, MOM, BLS, ACLS, PALS, ENPC, TNCC, CEN, GRANMA....cause that is the order they came in.

    No wonder I am tired, carrying around that heavy nametag all day long!

    Good thing I only sign my name, Dixielee RN.
  4. by   GardenDove
    Quote from Dixielee
    I should be MRS, ASN, BS, BSN, RN, MOM, BLS, ACLS, PALS, ENPC, TNCC, CEN, GRANMA....cause that is the order they came in.

    No wonder I am tired, carrying around that heavy nametag all day long!

    Good thing I only sign my name, Dixielee RN.
  5. by   jingy
    I wonder how many amongst the non-nursing public will know what most of those initialisms stand for when they see it on a badge and no matter what order they're in.
  6. by   outcomesfirst
    Quote from jingy
    I wonder how many amongst the non-nursing public will know what most of those initialisms stand for when they see it on a badge and no matter what order they're in.
    This is why in my Diploma then BSN and finally MSN program I was taught Nancy Nurse, RN, MSN
  7. by   GardenDove
    Ha ha, I think that Joe Q Public thinks MSN is an internet company
  8. by   Epona
    thank you to all who legitimatley answered my question. i appreciate it.

    this is how i feel like it or not... if one earns a degree then they should be proud of it. in nursing, when one earns a degree they typically include that in their title. no, you are not going to say to someone "hi. i am jane doe, ba, bsn, msn, rn. no.. you say "hi. i am jane doe, your nurse." period. however, on a name badge or listed title, one usually lists their title and degrees associated with it. my first degree was in bio, pre med and broadcasting. no...broadcasting has nothing to do with being a nurse. but my biology background does. my bio background had a wealth of pre med classes involved. med term., a&p, and human genetics just to name a few... and on my senior thesis i did medical research on heart defects and genetics at a renowned medical university. so yes.. i am including my first bs on my title. i guess it's just a preference and you have to do what works for you. no. i am not going to list: ba, bs, bsn, msn , daughter, singer, whatever.. don't be ridiculous! in nursing, you can list degrees and i am. mine happens to relate to health sciences and medicine. much of what i learned in my first degree i have retained and will use in my future studies. i earned it.. it's related.. i am listing it.

    thanks.
  9. by   RNsRWe
    Epona, for what it's worth, my original question when posting this thread really had to do with a name tag associated with a healthcare conference, NOT a nametag one would use while at work. I happened to be doing some computer help for the conference committee and was given a stack of names and what they listed as their professions/titles, so needed to know the proper way to list them for THOSE name tags.

    However, when it comes to work settings, I have yet to see anyone have all their degrees listed on their name badges. It just isn't done. Or maybe it isnt' done in my area, I can't be sure. At any rate, all that you'll ever see on anyone's tag is "Mary Smith, RN". Or, for a few that have gotten privately-made up tags, "Mary Smith, RN BSN". That's about it. Nothing more.

    So while it may be tempting to list everything you've earned (and you're right, you DID earn those degrees!) you may find that it's inappropriate for your name tag in your employment setting. Certainly the non-nursing specific ones, anyway. Your patients care that you're a nurse, and if you want MSN or BSN tacked on, it's reasonable. The BA and BS and whatever else, probably not.
  10. by   xptp29a
    Quote from RNsRWe
    ...So while it may be tempting to list everything you've earned (and you're right, you DID earn those degrees!) you may find that it's inappropriate for your name tag in your employment setting. Certainly the non-nursing specific ones, anyway. Your patients care that you're a nurse, and if you want MSN or BSN tacked on, it's reasonable. The BA and BS and whatever else, probably not.
    :yeahthat:

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