question about titles

  1. I am currently a nursing student (I will enter the nursing program next spring actually) and I am writing a paper on my career choice for my Intro to Health Care class (NURS 1010) I am a little confused at the titles....if I get my Bachelor's in Nursing, what would my title be? Master's?

    I am confused over the different in titles from the regular BSN program and the RN-BSN program - are they the same title of RN?

    thanks
    emily
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  3. by   TMPaul
    Quote from Emily_Jayne
    I am currently a nursing student (I will enter the nursing program next spring actually) and I am writing a paper on my career choice for my Intro to Health Care class (NURS 1010) I am a little confused at the titles....if I get my Bachelor's in Nursing, what would my title be? Master's?

    I am confused over the different in titles from the regular BSN program and the RN-BSN program - are they the same title of RN?

    thanks
    emily
    Emily,

    RN = Registered Nurse
    AS = Associate Degree
    BSN = Bachelor Science- Nursing
    MSN = Master Science- Nursing
    PhD = Doctorate Philosophy
    APRN-BC = Advanced Practice Registered Nurse- Board Certified

    Just remember: whatever the "title" you're a Registered Nurse.

    Tina, RN, MSN, APRN-BC
  4. by   Glimmer
    Quote from emily_jayne
    i am currently a nursing student (i will enter the nursing program next spring actually) and i am writing a paper on my career choice for my intro to health care class (nurs 1010) i am a little confused at the titles....if i get my bachelor's in nursing, what would my title be? master's?

    i am confused over the different in titles from the regular bsn program and the rn-bsn program - are they the same title of rn?

    thanks
    emily
    an rn is an rn... if you graduate from a diploma school, adn, or bsn you will sit for the same rn boards. some rns will have rn, bsn on the name tag or rn, msn if they have their masters but they are still an rn. others will have rn regardless of what education level they have completed. you may also find their cerfications on a name tag as well...

    the difference between a bsn and rn-bsn program (as long as i am understanding the question right) is that with a bsn you are taking all bsn classes at that time and will sit for your rn board after you complete your bsn classes. with the rn-bsn route the person taking the bsn classes already has there rn either through their adn or diploma and now are going on to higher education level. like i said before... whatever education route you take in the long run you are still an rn. (unless you go higher up the chain to np, crna, etc).

    hope that helps!
    alnee

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