Why do Nurse's wear there degree on there name badges? - page 20

I have never had anyone give me a straight answear to this question, Why do nurses wear there degree on the badge uniforms? I see few other people in the hospital setting that do it except for... Read More

  1. by   kanzi monkey
    Quote from ItsTheDude
    it's an ego thing, a nurse is a nurse (diploma, adn, bsn). not many people outside of nursing or health care have a clue what an adn or bsn is, but they might know what a rn is, heck many people don't know there's a difference between a lpn and rn.
    I'm a new NP. My dad keeps congratulating me on becoming an LPN
    It's what you do that matters, not the letters.

    And yeah, my dad knows what I do
  2. by   murphyle
    Our hospital's ID badges always used to have full names up until very recently. If you were a licensed professional, your badge also carried a "professional stripe" (a wide blue oblong with white text identifying your role: RN, PA, PT/OT, RPh, etc). Physician badges differed by having a red professional stripe, while anyone in L&D got a pink professional stripe indicating that they were security-cleared for handling infants. Degrees are not and have never been listed on staff badges. In recent years, due to security concerns, they changed the staff badges to the common first name, last initial format, while physicians kept the full name.

    Interestingly, our EC has now started issuing physician badges that look just like ours: first name, last initial, blue professional stripe reading "DR". (You'll notice it does NOT say MD or DO.) You guessed it, it's for security. Scuttlebutt has it that all physician badges will soon follow.
  3. by   RN-ing
    Quote from hotflashion
    I'm not sure what topic you mean. There is research on stalking, quite a lot of it. The US Department of Justice is very interested in stalking: http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov/aboutstalking.htm

    It's harder to find information about stalking of healthcare professionals; there's some, but I'm looking for more. I'm going to take this discussion to a more appropriate thread.

    Thanks for the link! I am interested in finding out more since it is such a hot topic at my workplace.
  4. by   HeartsOpenWide
    I would be courious to know who is more likely to argue against having the degree next to the name...the ASN nurse or the BSN nurse?
  5. by   Emile
    Quote from HeartsOpenWide
    I would be courious to know who is more likely to argue against having the degree next to the name...the ASN nurse or the BSN nurse?


    Most likely the ASN because they are more likely to feel insecure about not having BSN next to their name. Well I say if you feel so bad about it go and seek a BSN, can't be that hard with all these online RN-BSN programs.
  6. by   theatredork
    I think the ID badge is merely to tell the patient your name and job-title. We are registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, or nurse practitioners. We are not a bachelors of science of nursing degree, an associates degree of nursing, or a diploma of nursing. I think it just makes more sense to keep things simple for the patient.
  7. by   Murse901
    Edit: Deleted after realizing that this thread was from 3/2010, not 3/2011. Oooops. Is there an actual delete button somewhere?
  8. by   backatit2
    Quote from DonaldJ
    Edit: Deleted after realizing that this thread was from 3/2010, not 3/2011. Oooops. Is there an actual delete button somewhere?
    i don't know, but it's the first time i've seen this thread and i'll answer anyway!!

    as a second degree student, i'll have gone to school for 6.5 years by the time i obtain my BSN - so damn right i'll have BSN on my name badge! it's an accomplishment to be proud of IMO. the patients probably won't care unless they know the difference - and the only co-workers who would care would be the ones who didn't have a BSN IMO so that's a personal problem!
  9. by   Horseshoe
    Quote from DonaldJ
    Edit: Deleted after realizing that this thread was from 3/2010, not 3/2011. Oooops. Is there an actual delete button somewhere?
    Actually, the original post was written in August of 2001!
  10. by   traumaRUs
    Thanks for posting everyone. Since this is 10 years old - if you would like to discuss this, maybe start a new thread to get new ideas?

    Thanks much.

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