Degree Without the Major Imprinted On It?

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    I recently completed my BSN degree from ISU, and was excited to receive it in the mail, however, upon opening the package, I found that the degree only had "Bachelor of Science" printed on it with no mention of nursing or the department of nursing.

    I thought this was a bit odd since a have three other degrees that lists the respective majors, however, these are from different universities. I could say my degree is in Chemistry (although I would not do this), but I do not have the same satisfying feeling about my BSN degree as I do with the other degrees. The school told me to use my transcript to show the degree conferred. Why should a student have to go through all of this?

    For those of you with BSN degrees, can you tell me if your degree lists your nursing major on it?

    Denroc72
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    I have an Associates in Nursing and a Bachelor's in English. Both are from brick-and-mortar state schools. Neither diploma lists the major, just the degree and the date.
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    My schools both listed what my degree is in (BA in Literature and the BS in Nursing). Two different schools. I don't think it really matters- only 1 place I applied wanted to see a copy of my diploma and that was applying as a new grad. More places wanted to see transcripts. As an experienced nurse, no one cares about any of that anymore.
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    Quote from Denroc72
    I recently completed my BSN degree from ISU, and was excited to receive it in the mail, however, upon opening the package, I found that the degree only had "Bachelor of Science" printed on it with no mention of nursing or the department of nursing.

    I thought this was a bit odd since a have three other degrees that lists the respective majors, however, these are from different universities. I could say my degree is in Chemistry (although I would not do this), but I do not have the same satisfying feeling about my BSN degree as I do with the other degrees. The school told me to use my transcript to show the degree conferred. Why should a student have to go through all of this?

    For those of you with BSN degrees, can you tell me if your degree lists your nursing major on it?

    Denroc72
    Yes, the degree lists the nursing major on it. Is there a way for the school to consider printing the nursing part??? For what it's worth, the school is correct-the employer doesn't want to see the diploma-they want the transcripts and proof of licensure.
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    My diploma is all in Latin... I don't think it mentions Nursing.
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    Quote from Not_A_Hat_Person
    I have an Associates in Nursing and a Bachelor's in English. Both are from brick-and-mortar state schools. Neither diploma lists the major, just the degree and the date.
    Thank you, I just wanted to know if this was common. I don't want to read to much into it. I just thought it was a misprint actually as my other degrees does list the majors on them.

    Denroc72
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    Quote from hiddencatRN
    My schools both listed what my degree is in (BA in Literature and the BS in Nursing). Two different schools. I don't think it really matters- only 1 place I applied wanted to see a copy of my diploma and that was applying as a new grad. More places wanted to see transcripts. As an experienced nurse, no one cares about any of that anymore.
    I questioned this because when applying for jobs if they requests for a BSN prepared nurse then there are extra steps I would have to take just to prove this. It is not a major issue. I was just expecting to have the degree printed with the major on it.

    Thank you for your response!

    Denroc72
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    Thank you for your response KelRN215.

    Denroc72
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    Quote from LadyFree28
    Yes, the degree lists the nursing major on it. Is there a way for the school to consider printing the nursing part??? For what it's worth, the school is correct-the employer doesn't want to see the diploma-they want the transcripts and proof of licensure.
    From a telephone conversation, it does not appear so, however, I am waiting for an email response regarding the matter.

    I am happy my portfolio does not need four different transcripts for four different degrees. I think this would be a bit much for employers to cypher through on top of a resume.

    Denroc72
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    I have no idea where my degrees are at the moment and I'm not going to go hunt them up. I have two, a Bachelor of Arts with a major in communications and a BSN. A BSN is a different degree than a BS in, say, biology. You don't have a BSB if your degree is in biology. Just like my BA is just a BA, not a BAC. It all has to do with what is required for the degree and whether it came from a program within a school or from an actual "school" within the university.

    My husband has a BA with a major in music. The program he attended was within the School of Arts and Sciences at the college we attended. The state university in my city has a School of Music that offers a Bachelor of Music degree, a more rigorous degree with less liberal arts than my husband's. Most universities will not have a School of Biology or a School of English. They have a School or Arts and Sciences. Now they do have Schools of Business, Schools of Education, Schools of Nursing, hence the different types of degrees.


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