Do your co-workers know if you are an ADN or BSN nurse?

  1. do they know if you have an ADN or BSN?? do you think its important that they know
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  3. by   roser13
    Some facilities note degrees on your name badge. Others simply note your designation: RN, for example. It usually only comes up in casual conversation with fellow nurses. I've never actually heard a nurse ask anyone else what type of degree he or she has.

    And no, it's not important to me whether anyone knows my degree, nor does it matter to me what anyone else's degree is. We're all RN's.
  4. by   Orange Tree
    Most of mine know that I have an ADN. I wouldn't say it's important that they know, but it's a pretty basic part of getting to know each other in the nursing world.
  5. by   dah doh
    It's on my badge. No, it's not important, just a facility requirement.
  6. by   KelRN215
    When you work with people you tend to talk about things like where you went to school. When I tell people where I went to school, they can figure out that I have a BSN. My hospital also denoted "RN, BSN" on the name badges of nurses who had their BSNs. I did know what degrees most of my coworkers had as well as any certifications (like CPN, CPON, etc) because those were listed on their badges as well.
  7. by   PinkNBlue
    It's not on our name badges... they know because I tell them.. I'm an ADN nurse, planning to eventually go back for my BSN but at our hospital, there's no difference in an ADN vs BSN.
  8. by   pghnurse527
    We know because we discuss it openly, but it is also listed on our badges.
  9. by   pghnurse527
    Quote from PinkNBlue
    It's not on our name badges... they know because I tell them.. I'm an ADN nurse, planning to eventually go back for my BSN but at our hospital, there's no difference in an ADN vs BSN.
    What exactly do you mean there is no difference? They are two separate degrees.
  10. by   monkeybug
    Quote from EmilyEmily
    do they know if you have an ADN or BSN?? do you think its important that they know
    My job requires a BSN, so they know just by virtue of me being there.
  11. by   PinkNBlue
    Quote from pghnurse527
    What exactly do you mean there is no difference? They are two separate degrees.
    Yes, I am aware of that. In my hospital, there is no difference. We all have RN on our badge and there is no pay difference.
  12. by   Orange Tree
    Quote from monkeybug
    My job requires a BSN, so they know just by virtue of me being there.
    So does mine, but I managed to slip through the cracks.
  13. by   BlueDevil,DNP
    Yes, they knew. There were a myriad of ways for them to figure it out. I was a huge fan of my alma mater team , season ticket holder and booster, and that University doesn't award ASN degrees, so duh. Only BSNs could work up the clinical ladder, only BSNs could be in charge, etc. And then of course I worked several places that would never have hired an ADN, so we all knew that we were all BSNs at a minimum. And if there was any doubt, we could always read it one another's badges. There were several MSNs on staff, so we lowly BSNs didn't get too big for our britches, .
  14. by   qdiva411
    It is on our name tags. Most of the ADNs are in school for a BSN, myself included. But most of us don't care. Tbh, the LPNs where I work have been there forever and some of us have no issues asking their advice/opinions.

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