Proper Title

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    Hi Everyone,
    I'd like some on how I should properly display my titles.

    I have a AS in RN, an LVN, and BS in Business.
    How should my name display as?

    Example: Henry Galindo RN, LVN, BA ???
    Should a non-BSN even be in my title?

    Thanks for the help in advance.

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  2. 4 Comments...

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    What's the BA?

    If you have a BS, it can be Henry Galindo, BS, RN

    But your degree really is not applicable to your station in life, and doing this could lead to a sticky situation like:

    "Oh, you have a BS, where did you get your BS in Nursing?"

    I have a few BS's but I only use my name, RN

    If you have accepted professional certificates those can be added after.

    Generally the highest degree goes first, though perhaps others disagree.

    RN trumps LVN, and so you drop the LVN, otherwise one might have APN, RN, LVN, CNA which would be pretty silly.
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    In healthcare, people generally do not use/list degrees unless they are directly related to your healthcare title/role. Once you are licensed as an RN, no one will care that you were an LVN, so no need to include that after your name (although the education and work experience should certainly be included in those sections of your resume'). "Henry Galindo, RN" is most appropriate in nursing settings. Best wishes for your job hunt!
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    Thanks for the feedback!
    @42pines , Sorry I meant BS., BS - Business Administration.

    So the reason of my initial post was to give me some leverage when presenting my resume.
    Being an ADN graduate with a BS in a non nursing field, obviously isn't what a lot of employers
    are quite looking for, but I can only hope it gives me a little fighting chance against BSN'ers...

    Thanks everyone!
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    You wrote "So the reason of my initial post was to give me some leverage when presenting my resume. Being an ADN graduate with a BS in a non nursing field, obviously isn't what a lot of employers are quite looking for, but I can only hope it gives me a little fighting chance against BSN'ers... "

    I disagree. I have an ADN, not a BSN and frankly I don't ever care to get a BSN. In my opinion in most cases the BSN is an ADN with the same amount of clinical + other classes often of a theoretical, managerial, ethical sort.... In other words classes that might give you a broader experience, and more knowledge, but NOT more knowledge that is generally useful when you hit the floor. This being said I will admit that there are hospitals that set the BSN as a minimum. But even in these cases they will often acknowledge non-nursing BS' or BA's, this is what occurred for me.


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