What is an RN, BAAN?

  1. A colleague lists the credentials "RN, BAAN" after her name in her signature. I've asked once before what it meant and she dismissed the question, refused to respond. What is a BAAN? Anyone have a clue?
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  3. by   Pepper The Cat
    Bad A** Angry Nurse??
  4. by   Wuzzie
    The only thing I could find is it is some sort of computer system software certification used primarily in India. Sounds like someone is trying to look impressive.
  5. by   JKL33
    Likely "Applied Arts" (?)
  6. by   CaffeinePOQ4HPRN
    @JKL33 What kind of nursing degree is a BAAN? Is it some kind of associates credential? I've never heard of a BAAN, especially in Canada it's either BScN or BSN or BN.
    Last edit by CaffeinePOQ4HPRN on Jun 20
  7. by   CaffeinePOQ4HPRN
    @Wuzzie This person is definitely the type who tries to look impressive.
  8. by   klone
    I know that in Minnesota especially, there are a few BAN programs (as opposed to BSN). It's a bachelor's degree (I'm guessing Bachelor's of Applied Arts in Nursing).
  9. by   Wuzzie
    Quote from CaffeinePOQ4HPRN
    @Wuzzie This person is definitely the type who tries to look impressive.
    I would totally laugh in her face if I found out it was the computer thing.
  10. by   Wuzzie
    Quote from klone
    I know that in Minnesota especially, there are a few BAN programs (as opposed to BSN). It's a bachelor's degree (I'm guessing Bachelor's of Applied Arts in Nursing).
    You're probably right but why wouldn't she just say that?
  11. by   klone
    Quote from CaffeinePOQ4HPRN
    @JKL33 What kind of nursing degree is a BAAN? Is it some kind of associates credential? I've never heard of a BAAN, especially in Canada it's either BScN or BSN or BN.
    Apparently Canada is one of the few countries that DOES have a BAAN degree.
  12. by   klone
    Quote from Wuzzie
    You're probably right but why wouldn't she just say that?
    Is that a hypothetical question?
  13. by   CaffeinePOQ4HPRN
    Quote from klone
    Apparently Canada is one of the few countries that DOES have a BAAN degree.
    In what province? I live in Canada and I'd never heard of any educational institution handing out BAAN degrees for nursing before. Nursing degrees here are either: BScN, BN, or BSN.
  14. by   klone
    Quote from CaffeinePOQ4HPRN
    In what province? I live in Canada and I'd never heard of any educational institution handing out BAAN degrees for nursing before. Nursing degrees here are either: BScN, BN, or BSN.
    Did you read the article that JKL linked to?

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