Proper Way to List Credentials? - page 5

Ok I have a question. What is the proper way to list your credentials? I've seen Susy K, RN, BSN and Susy K, BSN, RN. Why do some people put the BSN first? Does it mean anything?... Read More

  1. by   cmooremsn
    so is MSN, RRT, RN correct then? I was a previous Respiratory Therapist before an Registered nurse
  2. by   jacyonthefly
    Hi all. I'm buying a personalized gift for a new nurse. Would I engrave it RN or R.N.?
  3. by   traumaRUs
    cmoremsn - Do you keep your RRT license current? If not, I would delete it since you are not working in that capacity. To me it would be confusing

    jayconthefly - I would go with RN no periods.

    traumarus, MSN, APN
  4. by   nursekaren98
    While attempting to submit an article for publication, I learned the proper order to list my credentials. List the most permanent to the least permanent. First, list your highest college degree -- this degree cannot be taken away from you until the day you die, even if you retire or do not renew your license/certification. Next, list your license (RN). This is also quite permanent. Then, list any legal certifications (CEN) -- these are typically renewed every few years. My title (as it appears in a journal in print) is: MSN, RN, CEN. I hope this helps.
  5. by   corbinRN
    Ok. First of all, Watson is an awesome theorist!As far as credentials, according to the ANCC, the credential most difficult to lose goes closest to your name (highest degree obtained). Then your licensure, then certifications, then any other credentials (ie if you're a member FAAN). Example: Jonah Rogers, MSN, RN, CMSRN, FAAN.
    THAT is the correct way
    Last edit by corbinRN on Jun 12, '12 : Reason: HTML bad