BSN RN & Certifications not allowed on my badge: I am outraged! - page 8

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   Lucky0220
    Quote from caliotter3
    You about made my evening with this spot-on scene!
    Let's not leave out the MSN student's part in this: "Oh what a great topic to write my thesis on!"

    Paco386 and guys add joy and laughter to my life!
  2. by   sharpeimom
    Quote from 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
    i know...i know... you could buy a years worth of cat litter (we just stocked up!!) ... or ... hmm ... how'z'bout ... i know... lots of new cat toys...

    sharpeimom(and mama to 5 cats)
  3. by   PacoUSA
    Quote from JustaPatient
    I am a 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!
    Glad to see a patient perspective jump aboard the runaway train
  4. by   TakeTwoAspirin
    As one BSN to another, I don't think anyone will notice your badge. They won't be able to see beyond the chip you appear to have on your shoulder.

    Perhaps you should consider tempering your attitude towards your colleagues. If you want to head the charge for change, make sure you have a good army of people behind you. Criticizing your peers and being condescending is not the way to build allies.
  5. by   liloadro
    The hospital I work at hires RNs. They pay the same regardless of ADN or BSN. They are expected to do the same job. As was explained to me when I decided to go ADN or BSN: BSN prepares you more for management and teaching jobs. ADN will see more direct patient contact. I chose the latter because management and teaching do not interest me. I wanted to work with patients. That's what appealed to me in nursing. That doesn't make you, or me, a better -or worse -nurse. Not to belittle all the money you spent on your education but, I think you spent alot of time and money on stuff I don't need. That is why I don't make an issue of ADN on my name tag: I'm a nurse, that's all and it's just fine. Actions speak louder than words and I don't think your patient gives a hoot which degree you hold if you give excellent and compassionate care.
    I do think nurses, aides and other personnel should have some sort of identifier for their profession so that patients understand who does what. It is awfully confusing with everyone dressed in scrubs, going in and out of patient rooms.
  6. by   island40
    Is your badge to identify you to the general public who don't know the difference between a CCRN and a FAAN? (do you???) Or is your badge a means of elevating your ego. I am lazy enough to sign my name KC RN instead of KC RN-BC, MSN.
  7. by   sharpeimom
    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

    i just spit my tea all over the monitor of my laptop and onto a very indignant formerly sleeping cat...
  8. by   HealthShepherd
    The OP wrote:

    "We were required to write a Socialization paper....We were required to do a research paper...including statistics etc. In other words...our bar was raised pretty a hospital comes along and tells me that it means nothing."

    In terms of your ability to be a competent nurse... which is what your hospital, coworkers, and patients will be concerned with... it DOES mean nothing. Sorry about that.

    I suspect that might be part of the root of this issue you're having with displaying your credentials: maybe you don't want to face the fact that the time you wasted doing absurd assignments was a waste of time, so you're inflating them in your mind to have a significance and usefulness that they don't really have.

    Just a thought,

    Rhymeswithlibrarian (who was smarter when I started my BSCN than when I finished it)
  9. by   Calibean
    My badge says nurse and that is how I introduce myself, as the nurse. (And I have a BSN).
  10. by   PacoUSA
    Quote from rhymeswithlibrarian
    I suspect that might be part of the root of this issue you're having with displaying your credentials: maybe you don't want to face the fact that the time you wasted doing absurd assignments was a waste of time, so you're inflating them in your mind to have a significance and usefulness that they don't really have.

    P.S. I just wanted to use a cute emoticon and be post #100
  11. by   island40
    ANCC credentials are different for BSN vs. ADN (some certifications require BSN) and Magnet status for a hospital IS based partly on educational level of the nursing staff but that doesn't mean it has to be plastered on everyone's nametag. Why can't we all be proud of being a nurse and clear things up for the public in a united fashion?? The damn chiropractic "doctors" are going to be respected as educated professionals long before nurses are largly due to the in-fighting and grandstanding of nurses. It's sad.
  12. by   GilaRRT
    As much as I love good entertainment, the AD versus BS argument is a bit boring for my taste. As an AD nurse, I actually respect my BS colleagues for having their degree. Clearly, they have put in work, time, and money to obtain this degree. In addition, it is a degree that I do not have. I simply cannot argue that point.

    That said, AD versus BS is not really the crux of this argument.
  13. by   NurseyPoo7
    This thread makes me sick.
    I can't stand the negative, condescending attitude.

    NurseyPoo7, ADN