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Nurse titles. should I put...?

  1. 1 I have BSN from a foreign country & I have license that says registered professional nurse,.

    How do you write titles? should it be Name, RN, BSN or Name, BSN, RN? or can you just write Name, RN ? Is there a difference if you write: NAME, RN from NAME, RN, BSN?
    Last edit by Joe V on Sep 17, '12
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  3. Visit  KelRN215 profile page
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    I believe the official way it should be written is "BSN, RN" because your BSN can never be taken away from you whereas your RN license can be. That said, plenty of people write it as "RN, BSN" and I don't think it would ever hurt your chances for a job if you write it that way. At my old hospital, on our badges it said "RN, BSN."

    You can write just "Suzy Smith, RN" but- depending on where you are applying the BSN may grab the recruiter's attention and lead them to read your resume when they may not have. I don't know... I live in an area that pretty much demands BSNs for entry-level nurses.
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  4. Visit  Lovelymo79 profile page
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    I think it should be RN, BSN because the RN is essentially the most important. Everything else that comes afterwards (MSN, CCRN, etc.) is just education/credentials.
  5. Visit  KelRN215 profile page
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    Quote from Lovelymo79
    I think it should be RN, BSN because the RN is essentially the most important. Everything else that comes afterwards (MSN, CCRN, etc.) is just education/credentials.
    This is true but your degree cannot be taken away from your. Your license can be revoked for many reasons and the general rule is that you follow your name with the credentials that can least be taken away from you in descending order, and awards/fellowships go last.

    So your professor in college may list her name as something like "Mary Jones, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN." The PhD is the highest degree and the degrees cannot be revoked while the RN license can be. FAAN goes last because it's a fellowship.

    http://nursingworld.org/FunctionalMe...ntialsGame.pdf
  6. Visit  Lovelymo79 profile page
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    I think there should be a standard of how everything is listed because everyone lists the "alphabet soup" in different ways. I, for one, will always list my RN first because first and foremost, I am an RN, not matter how many other degrees/certifications I get. Besides, God forbid I lose my license, all other certifications/education won't matter if I can't work under my RN.
  7. Visit  MrChicagoRN profile page
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    Kel, you are exactly right.Those are the rules I follow
  8. Visit  malicexmirage profile page
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    thank you for all of your advices! It makes sense to me adding BSN with my RN, I put mine NAME, BSN, RN,. that way I'd get easily noticed by HR's that I got this degree thanks all! lovelots
  9. Visit  Frank RN profile page
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    I have seen either way and I admit I have interchangeed RN, BSN and BSN, RN. But for me I prefer BSN, RN. It makes sense since I got the BSN first, then the RN second and like someone here said the BSN cannot be taken from you so it stays closest to your name (I heard that somewhere too). But its a matter of preference!
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  10. Visit  elkpark profile page
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    Quote from Lovelymo79
    I think there should be a standard of how everything is listed because everyone lists the "alphabet soup" in different ways.
    There is a standard, and it is what KelRN215 already posted.
  11. Visit  Lovelymo79 profile page
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    Last edit by Lovelymo79 on Oct 3, '12
  12. Visit  Lovelymo79 profile page
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    There isn't a standard because I have seen more people, on resumes, on hospital websites, on association websites, list RN, BSN. There are SUGGESTIONS but there is nothing standard or set in stone.
  13. Visit  Lovelymo79 profile page
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    Also, what KelRN posted is what one person's opinion on what should be listed. And even she states that the only legal requirement that most states require is to list the certification that the state has authorized the person to use and that is the RN (unless you have an advanced certification. Again, until there is a standard that we must follow, people can, and will list their credentials as they wish.
  14. Visit  Lovelymo79 profile page
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    Last post, I promise: I also find it somewhat ironic that almost (and I saw almost because while I've never seen it, I don't want to generalize) no one lists themselves as Name, ASN, RN but as Name, RN..until they get their BSN and then, bye-bye ASN. This of course doesn't apply to those who go straight to get their BSNs but it's just something I've noticed.

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