BSN RN & Certifications not allowed on my badge: I am outraged! - page 7

After much hard work, dedication, and sacrifice I obtained my BSN RN in 2004. Today I walked out of an orientation at a major Raleigh, NC hospital because I was told why I asked why RN's could not... Read More

  1. by   ohmeowzer RN
    i know having BSN on your badge is important to you, i understand your compassion...... being a nurse is all about the care and kindness you give to your patients, just like sharpie stated above. ... you can have all the letters on your badge , you have all the degrees on your walls , why you could have BSN tattooed on your forehead. ... what nursing comes down to is the standard of care of your patients.. all your degrees mean nothing if you can't step beyond that title and take care of those people who need you.

    i have been a nurse for a long time.. and i have seen many a nurse with more letters on their badge not worth their weight in enema bags..... i know working for a BSN is hard work , i also know ADN and LPN's all work hard for their education. you can't discount anyone in this business, we are all worth alot to our patients.
  2. by   hotmama2be
    Sharpeimom!!!

    You are wonderful I can tell you are true example of a dedicated RN , regardless of what degree you have obtained. You do what is required of us in this profession with a humble heart :bowingpur We should all have this frame of mind!!!
  3. by   April, RN
    I personally am with the "there are bigger fish to fry" crew, but if having your credentials displayed is that important to you, then by all means find a facility that does that. My issue is that it almost seems that you want your BSN displayed on your badge so that it is known that you are "above" some of your fellow ADN co-workers. You were hired as a staff nurse to do the same job as every other RN they hired whether they are ADN, BSN, MSN.

    I have a BSN and work at a magnet hospital. I'm proud of my accomplishments and I do plan to further my education. While I do feel that my BSN has prepared me to move on to a Master's degree, I DO NOT think it has made me a better nurse than an ADN prepared RN. It all comes down to experience, the care given to patients, and being a valuable member of the healthcare team.
  4. by   RNKel
    Quote from Simba2241
    Well the American Nurse Credentialling Center CARES! As a matter of fact...magnet status is reflected in the number of BSN...credentialed nurses! Does anyone here read or subscribe to nursing journals?
    Why do you find it necessary to resort to this sort of behavior?
  5. by   Cindy-san
    Meh, my hosp gives my BSN it's recognition in the proper place, my paycheck.
  6. by   ohmeowzer RN
    gee kaiser pays $2.00 more an hour for my BSN? what would i do with all that extra money? gee whiz i really am missing out. ... well... all that extra money would just put me in a higher tax bracket anyway... heaven knows i pay enough in taxes allready.... lol
  7. by   ohmeowzer RN
    Originally Posted by Simba2241
    Well the American Nurse Credentialling Center CARES! As a matter of fact...magnet status is reflected in the number of BSN...credentialed nurses! Does anyone here read or subscribe to nursing journals?

    no i subscribe to 6 kids , shoes, eating , roof over their heads , food in their bellies.. and harry potter books. i have read a nursing journal at work , it was interesting .. but i love harry potter...
  8. by   PacoUSA
    SCENARIO: Patient projectile vomits his dinner across the room.

    ENTER ROOM: ADN-RN and BSN-RN

    BSN-RN pushes ADN-RN out the door flinging her into medicine cart, runs to patient's bedside:

    BSN-RN: "Mr. Patient, don't you worry, I can clean up your puke with so much more skill than these silly ol' ADN nurses. Lookie here! See here on my ID?? These three letters, B-S-N. It says I can give you premium care and clean you up nice and spiffy, yessir, I take care of you better don't you worry ..."

    SCENARIO: Mr. Patient projectile vomits once again ...

    THE END

  9. by   hotmama2be
    Quote from ohmeowzer rn
    originally posted by simba2241
    well the american nurse credentialling center cares! As a matter of fact...magnet status is reflected in the number of bsn...credentialed nurses! Does anyone here read or subscribe to nursing journals?

    No i subscribe to 6 kids , shoes, eating , roof over their heads , food in their bellies.. And harry potter books. I have read a nursing journal at work , it was interesting .. But i love harry potter...





    amen, amen, and amen sister!!!!!
  10. by   caliotter3
    Quote from Paco386
    SCENARIO: Patient projectile vomits his dinner across the room.

    ENTER ROOM: ADN-RN and BSN-RN

    BSN-RN pushes ADN-RN out the door flinging her into medicine cart, runs to patient's bedside:

    BSN-RN: "Mr. Patient, don't you worry, I can clean up your puke with so much more skill than these silly ol' ADN nurses. Lookie here! See here on my ID?? These three letters, B-S-N. It says I can give you premium care and clean you up nice and spiffy, yessir, I take care of you better don't you worry ..."

    SCENARIO: Mr. Patient projectile vomits once again ...

    THE END

    You about made my evening with this spot-on scene!
  11. by   Lucky0220
    Quote from ohmeowzer RN
    Originally Posted by Simba2241
    Well the American Nurse Credentialling Center CARES! As a matter of fact...magnet status is reflected in the number of BSN...credentialed nurses! Does anyone here read or subscribe to nursing journals?

    no i subscribe to 6 kids , shoes, eating , roof over their heads , food in their bellies.. and harry potter books. i have read a nursing journal at work , it was interesting .. but i love harry potter...
    ohmeowzer---way to go! You have a life!
  12. by   lpnstudentin2010
    I am a patient......to me it doesnt matter. When I first read the op's post I read it to mean that there wasn't even RN on the badge, and was thinking that was not good, but if this is over having BSN on the badge....WHO CARES!!! I just want to know what the person taking care of me is (RN or LPN) just cuz it interests me, it doesnt even have any real importance to me I just think it is good to know. However I do not care if you got a BSN or ADN having a BSN does not necessarily make you a better nurse!
  13. by   rnffemtguy
    Simba, I read this thread right after you posted it and there were only a couple of replies, my initial reaction was OMG!!!!!!!!!!! (might have even slapped my forehead in anguish), and was thinking what alot of the other posters have said.......but I digress....... Obviously if this is important to you and you feel this passionatley about it I do have to give you huge kudos for standing for what you beleive in!!!!

    It is your perogative and I sincerely wish you the best of luck in whatever you pursue.....

    BTW, the song is Aaron Tippin, "you've got to stand for something, or you'll fall for anything"

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