how to sign your name as a nursing student

  1. Hi, i saw a question posted earlier by a NURSING STUDENT who asked the community as she is in her final semester how they (nurses) sign. i think we all know that once you get your license, you sign with your title. but as a NURSING STUDENT, regardless of the semester, i am curious how we should sign. For example when writing scholarship applications, or sending correspondence specifically related to our field, such as a resume/ cover letter. i would never use any such designation outside of that environment until i'm actually licensed. thank you all in advance for your feedback!
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  3. by   Apple-Core
    Are you saying when we sign our names after we pass the NCLEX we sign with an R.N. after the signature?? I've never heard that before!!!

    As for while we are students, I think I would just stay with my actual signature without any suffix.
  4. by   rachaelofcourse
    When you are a student nurse, I was taught to sign with "SRN" got student RN.
    FWIW, I only sign my name with RN when I'm at work, not in any other circumstance.
  5. by   Ruby Vee
    Quote from rachaelofcourse
    When you are a student nurse, I was taught to sign with "SRN" got student RN.
    FWIW, I only sign my name with RN when I'm at work, not in any other circumstance.
    Unless, of course, you've just worked a 12 hour night shift and you're half asleep when you sign that check or credit card slip.
  6. by   rachaelofcourse
    Quote from Ruby Vee
    Unless, of course, you've just worked a 12 hour night shift and you're half asleep when you sign that check or credit card slip.
    That has happened a time or two
  7. by   Kaylapppp
    no, i didn't say anything about passing the NCLEX, i was talking about someone who never even graduated in order to pass the NCLEX on this website talking about using RN signature. and you have to use some sort of designation when applying for scholarships or sending nursing-related emails, that's why i asked.
  8. by   Kaylapppp
    thank you! this is exactly what i was looking for!
  9. by   mrsboots87
    You sign as SN (student nurse) for clinical documentation and the like. For anything else, youbsign just your name because the designation of SN means nothing outside of the clinical realm.
  10. by   MiladyMalarkey
    Agreed, SN (Student Nurse) in clinical settings only. I would not put SN or anything other than my actual name on a scholarship. In those cases, if it is asking for a title when you fill something out it is probably for RN's/MSN's continuing their education, then their title is probably worth noting, but if you aren't a nurse already just leave that student "title" off.

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