Would it be appropriate??

  1. I am starting nursing school this fall and have a grant for tuition, books and supplies. I have decided on a Littman Cardio III stethoscope...my question is: I want to have it engraved(for obvious reasons) and I wanted to have my name with "RN" behind it. I know I'm not there yet, but wanted to do it as I hope to have this scope forever. I thought I would tape off the "RN" until graduation...what do you all think????? I don't want to be seen as presumptuous but I am thinking ahead. HELP!!
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  3. by   Stargazer
    Why not have just your name engraved for now? You can always have the "RN" added later--it can be your graduation gift to yourself.
  4. by   GPatty
    Hmmm...makes sense to me.
    Or, like you said, do it now and just put a piece of tape over it.
    It's your steth.....
  5. by   Joan_RN_CO
    I like the first suggestion

    I was an LPN for 15 years and I just waited to put that RN behind my name until I passed the boards. I felt so proud to offically be an RN that was my gift to myself that final RN once I was done.

    So no harm in putting your name on it now and then adding RN after graduation.
  6. by   rstewart
    Your name and RN engraved on a stet? Hmmmmmm. Hope you have a really big stet or a really short name.
  7. by   delirium
    I have a Littman master cardiology scope with my name engraved on it. Actually, my name is too long, so I have my first two initials and my last name engraved on it.
    It didn't even occur to me to have RN put after it, because I'm not an RN yet. Not that you shouldn't do whatever you want to, but I'd be afraid that would 'jinx' me, for whatever reason.
  8. by   beaming525
    Thanks for all of your advice, I ordered my stethocsope yesterday and decided to go with my name and wait on the RN. Hopefully I can find someone to engrave RN in about 19 months!! Like one poster said, I was afraid I would "jinx" myself. I was just trying to make life a little easier. Thanks again to all who replied.
  9. by   beaming525
    rstewart: Your name and RN engraved on a stet? Hmmmmmm. Hope you have a really big stet or a really short name.

    You can have your name and RN, LPN, DR, ect. put on any Littmann Stethoscope purchased at allheart.com for an additional 19.95, I thought it was a good investment considering they tend to grow legs and walk off!