do what many nurses do... in my hospital the rns put rn first, then degree, then certs. why? the reason i am given is that they are rns first. there is no such thing as a bsn or msn profession. the profession is rn. so, nurses saying "i am a bsn" are stating that "he/she is a degree", which is not true. plus, anyone can get a degree, but not anyone can be licensed (there are a few that graduated with me with no license). therefore, you
have a bsn, like i
have an mba. i am not an mba. i am a registered nurse with an mba (among other degrees).
outside of the work setting, a few times i have seen people choose to use degree, license, certs when writing articles or books. on the other hand, most of my textbooks are written rn, ph.d, blah... so i plan to keep this format in my future unless otherwise asked to do differently.