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- Dec 30, '11 by SuesquatchRNI sign correspondence as Suesquatch, RN, BSN. Anything clinical is simply Suesquatch, RN.
I do find the comment that the BSN only prepares one to be a pencil-pusher inaccurate. However, only in nursing is one proud of having the minimum qualification - a bachelor's - that the professions with which we would like to be compared consider standard for entry to even begin studying.
- Dec 30, '11 by WhisperaI believe you use the credentials you got first, first...and on down the line. So, I'm Whispera, BSEd, BSN, RN, MSN, CNS, APRN-BC. I think it's a whole bunch of alphabet soup though and lots of places only allow one credential, so pick the one you are most proud of and use that--that's my motto anyway! I'm tempted to be Whispera, EIEIO, but so far I've restrained myself...
- Dec 30, '11 by OCNRN63I've understood it to be our academic credentials first then your license, e.g. MSN, RN.
Specialty certs. come after the license, e.g. MSN, RN, CCRN.
- Mar 4, '12 by j3r4RNWhichever you want, it doesn't really matter but I prefer BSN, RN because i got my BSN first before my RN.
I agree, it doesn't really matter what educational level you get as long as you're an RN or somehow, a professional with title. BUT think of this, aren't you proud of something you achieved for yourselves? Like being a Registered Nurse? What doesn't make you proud/satisfied, can make others happy. Let her do whatever she wants cause after all, it's her name and degree. Plus, she's just asking what to put first
- Mar 4, '12 by j3r4RNLOL I agree with you.. Very true! Instead of congratulating her and giving her the right answer, they still have time to bash her. Bless them. )
- Mar 4, '12 by MinnieMomRNLike Sue, I sign MinnieMom RN on clinical notes, but my resume and letters are signed Minnie Mom RN, BSN. Maybe someday it'll be RN, MSN.... or maybe MinnieMom PNP. I plan to keep learning until I receive my terminal degree, which will read:
Get it??? Ha! Terminal degree!!!
Some days I really amuse myself.
Congrats to the OP. As old as this thread is, she's no longer a novice nurse!
- Jul 5, '12 by climbinjunkieI realize I'm late to this also, but in response to the posters who said BSN sounds pretentious - where I live there are several very prominent hospitals (University of Colorado and Children's Colorado) who will only hire RN's with a BSN. So in the current competitive market for new grads, I feel it is most certainly NOT presumptuous, but almost a necessity to put that in cover letters, resumes, etc. I wouldn't sign that in a clinical setting, but in professional correspondence and trying to find a job it can be quite important. Odd that one poster felt the BSN is just a waste of time, since nationally ranked hospitals think it's important
- Jul 10, '12 by Havin' A Party!Academia has decided the convention mentioned here a few times. Not sure it's comparable to that used in other professions, and thus totally legit.
I personally dislike the "convention." And because any time I sign my professional name it's in a nursing or medical context, I believe the RN should predominate.
If I write an article, I'd follow the practice of the magazine or other publication. If they leave it to me, I'd sign it Havin'AParty, RN, MBA.
The RN is the real qualification.
- Jul 25, '12 by yafolaHello all! I'm a new grad and I have to say this is the craziest thing I've ever seen. Nursing is my second career and I'm starting to wonder what the heck I got myself into~! (Just focus on the patients! Just focus on the patients! New Mantra) There is no other profession in which a person would be shamed for wanting to recognize their accomplishments. A new PhD doesn't continue to write MS only behind their names to avoid looking pretentious. It has nothing to do with thinking you are better than anyone! BSN nurses legitimately jumped through more hoops!
- Aug 29, '12 by SarahJane, BScN, RNQuote from ava'smomRNWow, you can tell by the level of animosity that many nurses here are diploma RN's. Shame on you, let the lady be proud of her accomplishments. Simply answering her question would suffice.this is silly and i should know, but i dont. i just graduated and passed boards. how are supposed to write your credentials, if you are an RN with BSN?