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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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- Sep 20, '12 by KelRN215I 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.
- Sep 20, '12 by Lovelymo79I 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.
- Sep 20, '12 by KelRN215Quote from Lovelymo79This 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.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.
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.
- Sep 20, '12 by Lovelymo79I 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.
- Sep 21, '12 by MrChicagoRNKel, you are exactly right.Those are the rules I follow
- Sep 21, '12 by malicexmiragethank 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
- Oct 2, '12 by Frank RNI 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!
- Oct 3, '12 by elkparkQuote from Lovelymo79There is a standard, and it is what KelRN215 already posted.I think there should be a standard of how everything is listed because everyone lists the "alphabet soup" in different ways.
- Oct 3, '12 by Lovelymo79.....Last edit by Lovelymo79 on Oct 3, '12