Hello I am taking a pole - page 3

How many people out there use RN in their user name and haven't taken boards yet. Just wondering... Read More

  1. by   Havin' A Party!
    Quote from L&Dsomeday
    ... note to self....please let everything be spelled correctly
  2. by   TinyNurse
    it's actually illegal to use
    RN behind your name if you haven't passed your boards and earned the title.
  3. by   Someday-C.R.N.A.
    Great, now I have to think of a new name.

    Don't wanna get tossed in da klink
  4. by   sjt9721
    ...I saw the subject line and thought it was a thread about a particular type of dance...

  5. by   blueyesue
    Quote from jmgrn65
    pole- like a tent pole, fishing pole, a long cylnidrical object
    poll- asking people for thier thoughts

    I am sorry for correcting you, but spelling is my pet peeve because it is so easy to spell correctly.
    cylindrical. I know what you mean. Darn those people. grrrr.
  6. by   Katnip
    Quote from Someday-C.R.N.A.
    Great, now I have to think of a new name.

    Don't wanna get tossed in da klink
    Yours says Someday. Means you're working on it, like saying Future CRNA. I never took yours to mean that you currently carry the credentials.

    When I first started here I was a student and was going to do something like student RN, or Future Rn or something. But then I'd have had to change my user name after I passed the NCLEX.
  7. by   QuilterLPN
    ROFLOL! See, now I was thinking of the North Pole!

    Personally, I am a RN, but I have LPN in my username. I started posting on Allnurses when I was a LPN, now that I have my RN - I just haven't updated my username or profile..... Add that to the 'to do' list....
  8. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Quote from NRSKarenRN
    " I just had something negatively said to me..."

    LPN's and RN's are increasingly frustrated with people in public arena and on bulletin boards trying to pass themselves off as nurses when they don't hold a license or credentials CRNA, BSN. CCRN, NP, etc.
    Recent Gallop pole shows public trusts nurses more than other professions....we work hard to keep the public's trust.

    Over the past year as more signups occurred, it was brought to our attention large # people especially students signing up as RN and CRNA so we redesigned our sign up page mid 2005.

    :imbar Since your member date is Jan 2004, this was not a bold statement....and we realized many persons didn't follow this guideline. Additionally, allnurses.com is searchable via google, yahoo etc and we wanted nursing info members shared to be truly coming from licensed professionals.

    Anyone can request a name change via message in site feedback section. Please feel free to inform us of any student listing RN as user name and we will contact them: RN2be , RN96 is acceptable.
    Karen said it. Please abide by TOS. And if you have a dispute, please take this up with the moderator team by PM. Thank you!
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Dec 15, '05
  9. by   SmilingBluEyes
    SomedayCNRA seems ok to me., It indicates you will someday be a CNRA not one now.
  10. by   prmenrs
    I agree about "someday-CRNA"; that's fine. Any time someone graduates and passes their boards, we'll change their name happily! Just put it in the "feedback" forum, or pm an administrator (NRSKarenRN, Nurse Ratched, efiebke, brian....), give some alternative name choices in case your first choice is taken, and they'll take care of it.

    Ain't no big thing! Really!
  11. by   ZootRN
    Well, I was pinned yesterday with a pin that says "RN" on it.
    Am I allowed to wear it or I should return it to school and point out that there is a legal issue involved?
  12. by   Katnip
    I don't understand the point of that question.

    Obviously, or I hope that you know better than to wear it and present yourself as an RN until you have your license.

    My school pin does not say RN. It says the school name and the pin guard says BSN. Nothing about RN on there.
  13. by   nurse4theplanet
    Quote from Havin' A Party!
    Agree with the first comment... but didn't see the negativity... saw it as constructive. And it even has been clarified as such.

    Not with the second. We all should try to spell well... no matter if we make mistakes at times.
    one should be conscious of attempting to spell correctly, but one mistake shouldn't be pointed out by another poster when they have created several similar mistakes in their own post. And it certainly needs to be ignored when OP is considering not posting on the board anymore for this and other various reasons. Just my oppinion.