Proper Way to List Credentials? - page 2

Ok I have a question. What is the proper way to list your credentials? I've seen Susy K, RN, BSN and Susy K, BSN, RN. Why do some people put the BSN first? Does it mean anything?... Read More

  1. by   Ted
    Originally posted by Susy K
    Ok, Stargazer, I took your idea and perused my author listings, and most of them list licensure first, as you've stated, with the exception of ONE PERSON:

    The lovely Jean Watson, Ph.D, RN, FAAN. Gee. Go figure.

    So she's an idiot in more than one regard?
    You don't like Jean Watson? Isn't she the nurse theorist who focused on caring and nursing???

    I'm bewildered!

    Ted
  2. by   Q.
    Ugh, Ted don't get me started.

    NO, I don't care for Jean Watson.
  3. by   Stargazer
    Ted, when you've got a couple of hours to spare, you might want to check out this thread.

    Actually, I can't believe you missed it the first time--it was HUGE!
  4. by   Ted
    Originally posted by Susy K
    Ugh, Ted don't get me started.

    NO, I don't care for Jean Watson.
    Sorry. . . I missed the thread that you started on Jean Watson. I hardly know the gal. I most certainly couldn't love or even care for a patient as I would towards my wife or my parents. But there is a bit of a basic caring bent in me that I think I share to the patients in my nursing. . . at the very least a basic respect. (It's impossible to like and care for everyone and every personality! )

    Cheers!

    Edward Fiebke, BM, BSN, RN, OCN, FAAN, FAART
    (Well, I used to be OCN certified. Doubt I'll ever be a "FAAN". . . however the FAART thing fits like a glove!)
  5. by   Stargazer
    Hee hee. Ted, can't you put the "BM" and the "FAART" next to each other?

    'cause I'm mature like that.
  6. by   Ted
    Originally posted by Stargazer
    Hee hee. Ted, can't you put the "BM" and the "FAART" next to each other?

    'cause I'm mature like that.
    Edward J. Fiebke Jr., BM, FAART, BS, RN

    How's that!

    Ted
  7. by   Stargazer
    Works for me!
  8. by   montroyal
    It amazes me that people are not happy with just being refered to as an RN. Why all the alphabet soup ? When I got my certifications, I did it to increase my knowledge, not to impress anyone. Nursing will never become a true profession until we as a group unite, instead of insisting that we must show one is better than another.
  9. by   Ted
    Originally posted by montroyal
    It amazes me that people are not happy with just being refered to as an RN. Why all the alphabet soup ? When I got my certifications, I did it to increase my knowledge, not to impress anyone. Nursing will never become a true profession until we as a group unite, instead of insisting that we must show one is better than another.
    Are you kidding me?!?!? I want to have a name badge that's at least several inches long containing as many letters as possible. Even if I have to make them up! :chuckle :roll :chuckle

    Ted

    (And I want the name badge to be gold plated with diamond dust letter that twinkle like little stars!)
    Last edit by Ted on Nov 19, '02
  10. by   Stargazer
    montroyal, Susy is applying for a postgraduate position. In order to be competitive, YES, degrees and specialty certifications not only matter, they are actual job requirements.
  11. by   llg
    I was always taught that the proper way was to list your highest academic degree first, then your licensure, then added miscellaneous certifications.

    llg
  12. by   montroyal
    Originally posted by Stargazer
    montroyal, Susy is applying for a postgraduate position. In order to be competitive, YES, degrees and specialty certifications not only matter, they are actual job requirements.
    I never meant to say that degrees and certifications are not important. I am just amazed at the fact people have to wear them on their name badges or business cards. They do belong on a resume or CV, under the education and certification section. The public has a hard enough time distingushing who is who in the hospital setting, adding a alphabet of initials only leads to more confusion. At one time I had CEN, ACLS, PALS, NALS, TNCC, ENPC. I'm willing to bet there are a large amount of nurses who read this that can't tell you what some of these stand for. If they can't, do you think the public can? Does having these or any other certification or degree gaurentee you are are better nurse?
  13. by   Ted
    Originally posted by montroyal
    I never meant to say that degrees and certifications are not important. I am just amazed at the fact people have to wear them on their name badges or business cards. They do belong on a resume or CV, under the education and certification section. The public has a hard enough time distingushing who is who in the hospital setting, adding a alphabet of initials only leads to more confusion. At one time I had CEN, ACLS, PALS, NALS, TNCC, ENPC. I'm willing to bet there are a large amount of nurses who read this that can't tell you what some of these stand for. If they can't, do you think the public can? Does having these or any other certification or degree gaurentee you are are better nurse?
    Oh God I have "Alphabit Soup" credentially initials envy! I don't know what "TNCC" or what "ENPC" stand for, but I want them by my name none-the-less! Again, with Gold plating with diamond-dust letters that twinkle!

    Just kidding!

    But what does "TNCC" and "ENPC" stand for??

    May the credentially gods be with us all!

    Ted

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