Degree Without the Major Imprinted On It?

  1. 0 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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    Denroc72 has '2' year(s) of experience. From 'Florida'; Joined Oct '07; Posts: 37; Likes: 17.

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  4. Visit  Not_A_Hat_Person profile page
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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.
  5. Visit  hiddencatRN profile page
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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.
  7. Visit  KelRN215 profile page
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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
  12. Visit  mappers profile page
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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.
  13. Visit  brillohead profile page
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    My understanding is that a University is an organization made up of different Colleges (or schools, like mappers said in the previous post) -- there's a Business College and a Music College and a Science College and a Nursing College. Many diplomas will say the name of the university as well as the name of the college/school, rather than saying the name of the specific degree. Therefore a BS degree from a School of Nursing or Nursing College would be assumed to be a BSN.
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  14. Visit  GrnTea profile page
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    I had to climb up over my desk and look at mine.

    The bachelor's says "The Trustees of X UNIVERSITY upon the recommendation of the faculty of the SCHOOL OF NURSING hereby confer upon GRNTEA MAIDENNAME the degree of BACHELOR OF SCIENCE ..."

    The master's says, "Y UNIVERSITY. To All to Whom these Letters shall come, Greeting. The Regents of the University upon Recommendation of the University Faculty and by Virtue of the Authority vested in Them by Law have this day admitted GRNTEA LASTNAME to the degree of MASTER IN NURSING ..."


    Schools and universities get to say when they apply for the ability to grant degrees what they're going to be called. A BS in nursing is the same as a BSN or a BScN, but you can only use the one they actually gave you in your signature. So mine was GrnTea BS RN, but not BSN, and now is GrnTea MN RN blah blah blah, not MSN. (The convention is to list your highest academic degree first, then your licensure (RN) then your certifications, if any.)
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  15. Visit  LadyFree28 profile page
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    Quote from Denroc72

    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
    Most employers ask for an official transcript. I did not show my employer my degree. They asked for a official transcript .
    GrnTea likes this.


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