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- Mar 25, '11 by linearthinkerYou could be like me and sign your name so that no one can read it anyway. The only thing you can make out in my signature is the first initial of my first name. The rest of it is just a scribble, so you would have no way of knowing what the loops at the end are supposed to be!
- Jun 18, '11 by makinjellowI just graduated with my BSN and am glad that I did it this way. I am not hugely proud of being a BSN prepared nurse, however I do know that most hospitals are requiring that associates degree nurses have to get their BSN within a specified time period, 5-10years. They were trying to instill legislation requiring that nurses all be BSN's for several reasons, but also for "professionalism". Associates degree programs are now about 3 years and almost as expensive as a bachelor's, in some schools it is the same amount as a bachelor's and you will be forced in many places to pursue your Bachelor's anyhow, usually tuition is reimbursed, though. Also, BSN's usually have preference for hiring because of this added expense. If you want to move on in your education it is much easier without taking an added step before your masters. Also, they are close to putting legislation in place to require APRN's to have a doctoral level degree.
It really doesn't matter to me if you are an associates degree nurse or a BSN. We made different choices to get to a RN, that's it. I know a lot of Associates programs drill it into their students heads that you don't need a BSN because it's just for people who want to become "administration" and not do bedside nursing. This seems to create a divide in some nurses heads between us. I am a BSN, RN but I could care less, if I need help and I can choose between a ADN and BSN RN, I will look to whomever is the better mentor.
I didn't come into nursing because I wanted to sit behind a desk all day- far from it. I will chart standing up in the patient's room before a nurses station. I love the foundation of nursing: caring.
Also, I will be signing only with my name and RN, but in my resume I would prefer RN, BSN because this makes more sense to me since the RN is what I was really working for, but some are insisting that it is BSN, RN. I have never seen it BSN, RN and I looked on my school of nursing's website and they list it name, RN, BSN.
- Jun 18, '11 by hiddencatRNI use Hiddencat BSN, RN on my resume because many employers in the area prefer or only hire BSN nurses. Everywhere else it's just Hiddencat RN. I guess if I ever write and publish a paper or article I'd include the degree in my credentials.
I admit to feeling a twinge of annoyance when I see people do it with the RN first. Just a twinge and it passes lol.
- Jun 18, '11 by joanna73Clearly it varies. Out of curiosity, I just checked my school website. Most of the faculty sign RN, BSN. To me, that makes the most sense. The RN is of most importance, followed by your alphabet soup of degrees
- Jun 18, '11 by JBuddQuote from llgand we love having you here!Here on allnurses.com ... I am generally known as simply llg.
Gotta love these 3 year old threads....... Professionally, it really is earned degree, then license, then credentials. Hospital daily life, just the RN. Otherwise, my sig letters would be longer than my name! MSN, RN, ACLS, TNCC, ENPC, ADNAUSEUMCC
- Jun 18, '11 by TheSquireQuote from makinjellowAs I said, half of nursing lives in (sometimes willful) ignorance of the rules for post-nominal letters. Just because you see others do it does not mean it's correct.I have never seen it BSN, RN and I looked on my school of nursing's website and they list it name, RN, BSN.
- Oct 3, '11 by jstack01I know this thread was started years ago but a BSN does matter. Try getting a job in NY without a BSN, you won't. Try advancing your career without it, you won't. Nurses should not settle for having less education than physical therapists, social workers, and other health care professionals. It is true that an experienced nurse knows more than a new nurse with letters after his or her name, but the education is different. I can speak to this having gone through LPN school, ADN school, BSN school, and now a master's program. I have to say going back to school has made me love my profession again, given me a sense of pride, and has opened the door to new possiblilites.Last edit by jstack01 on Oct 3, '11
- Dec 14, '11 by shaver7881Its almost funny to read this now, because people who say having a BSN was a waste of time are sooooooooooooo wrong because NOW they want most nurses to have Bachelors! My best friend has an Associates and was told by a prospective employer to go back to school because soon it would be necessary for nurse to have BSN, so def not a waste of time! And ANY nursing program is hard work so stop belittling your fellow nurses!! Nursing is stressful enough and we get very little appreciation as it is, so for fellow nurses to say your hard earned degree was a waste of time is very ignorant and sad!! It was such a simple question and so many got off topic post about being pretenious, ha, not even. It does not matter, yes it does in certain cases, etc. Im very LATE but Congrats to the lady who posted this questions!!
- Dec 14, '11 by OCNRN63At least a dumb diploma nurse like me can figure out that the actual topic of the thread was how to list your credentials when signing your name.
- Dec 30, '11 by ty03usI would sign RN BSN. I am really upset with some of these posts. I worked hard as hell for my BSN and am very proud of it. I do agree there are AMAZING ADN nurses as well, but BSN nurses are not any worse at bedside care. In the end we are all nurses, but BSN is a higher degree. You worked for this degree, sign your name with it. Be proud!!!!!