I feel a little silly asking this...RN to BSN Title

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    Hello,

    I am currently in my last semester and I am excited to say that I will have my BSN this December. With that said, I don't know how to add my new title to my name. Should it be Name RN, BSN or Name BSN, RN. I have seen nurses on my floor use both.

    Thanks for your thoughts!
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    Congratulations on almost finishing the program! You're so close! =) On my unit I have always seen the BSN nurses sporting tags that say *RN,BSN* and the ADN nurses have tags that say Registered Nurse. I don't think I've ever seen *BSN,RN* but I'm sure its fine either way.
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    Does it matter if it's on your badge or not? The BSN part?
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    The "correct" way by universal standards in other diciplines and the ANA is Jane Doe, BSN, RN

    Here is a link that explains it:
    http://ancc.nursecredentialing.org/P.../CREDBRO11.pdf

    If you have trouble with the link ... go to the American Nurses Credentialling Center and do a search for "credentials." This brochure comes up. Permanent academic degrees are listed first .. then temporary licenses and certifications.

    However, in many places nurses do it backwards. I think it is because they are so used to putting RN after their name when signing charts -- and because it used to be considered "bragging" to list your academic degrees at all. So they were downplayed.

    Congratulations!
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    Guide-Very helpful info. Thank you!
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    Quote from pookyp
    Does it matter if it's on your badge or not? The BSN part?
    Why not? MSN's put their degree on their badges too, don't they?
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    Quote from moonchild86

    Why not? MSN's put their degree on their badges too, don't they?
    I dont know. I'm asking. You mad? Lol you seem upset.
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    Quote from pookyp
    I dont know. I'm asking. You mad? Lol you seem upset.
    No, not even a little upset. lol I think BSNs put their names on the tag for the same reason MSNs do-- because it's a higher degree. It's a lot of work to reach your goals and I think people are proud of that route- be it a C.N.A., L.P.N., ADN, BSN, MSN, Ph.D...

    I know some people think it's snobby or elitist... maybe it is... but if it's the norm, and you're proud of your achievement, why not?
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    Quote from moonchild86

    No, not even a little upset. lol I think BSNs put their names on the tag for the same reason MSNs do-- because it's a higher degree. It's a lot of work to reach your goals and I think people are proud of that route- be it a C.N.A., L.P.N., ADN, BSN, MSN, Ph.D...

    I know some people think it's snobby or elitist... maybe it is... but if it's the norm, and you're proud of your achievement, why not?
    I don't know my dear, I asked if it made a difference in the workplace. The whole if MSN's do it didn't answer my question. But thanks for responding. I don't know anything about it being snobby or what have you. The only part that did probably answer my question was the part that they are proud of their achievements. All the other stuff like so and so does it was irrelevant.
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    As usual, llg is spot on. I agree that the backwards credentials thing may occur because the RN does come first for a lot of nurses, where the BSN is viewed as sort of an "add-on." I don't look at the badge/credentials issue as an elitist thing; to me, it's just interesting that I rarely notice a non-nursing professional with an undergrad degree on a card or badge.


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