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Specializes in Home Health, Hospice.

This might sound silly, but I waswondering if anyone knew of a website where I could get a comprehensive list of medical titles. Of course I know the basics, RN, LPN, CRNA etc, but sometimes I see a zillion letters behind someone's name and have no idea what they mean!

Thanks,

Karen

RoxanRN

Specializes in CCRN, CNRN, Flight Nurse. Has 10 years experience.

this might sound silly, but i waswondering if anyone knew of a website where i could get a comprehensive list of medical titles. of course i know the basics, rn, lpn, crna etc, but sometimes i see a zillion letters behind someone's name and have no idea what they mean!

emt-p = emergency medical technician - paramedic

emt-b = emt - basic

emict = emergency mobile intensive care technician

ccrn = rn who has completed certification testing in the critical care area

cfrn = certified flight registered nurse

ccemt-p = critical care emt-p

acls = advanced cardiac life support

pals = pediatric advance life support

nrp = neonatal resuscitation program

cnm = certified nurse midwife

cns = clinical nurse specialist

bsn = bachelors of science in nursing

msn = masters of science in nursing

asn (aka adn) = associates of science in nursing (aka associates degree nurse)

this is what i can think of at the moment. i know there's more.

somewhere, someone put together a huge list of abbreviations, their meanings and organizational information. now i can't find it!!

kk2000

Specializes in Home Health, Hospice.

Thank you so much Roxan. it definately clears up a few of them!

Karen

RoxanRN

Specializes in CCRN, CNRN, Flight Nurse. Has 10 years experience.

Are there any others you need cleared up? :)

loriangel14, RN

Specializes in Acute Care, Rehab, Palliative.

Don't forget RPN-registered practical nurse...:p

loriangel14, RN

Specializes in Acute Care, Rehab, Palliative.

How about:

RT = respiratory therapist

PT = physiotherapist

OT = occupational therapist

Hope these help.

:rolleyes:

CRNA....Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

FNP...Family Nurse Practitioner

ACNP...Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

WHNP..Women's Health Nurse Practitioner

GNP...Geriatric Nurse Practitioner

PNP..Pediatric NP

NNP...Neonatal NP

APN...Advanced Practice Nurse

APRN..Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

CNP..Certified Nurse Practitioner

DNSc..Doctor of Nursing Science

DrNP...Doctor of Nursing Practice

PhD.. Doctor of Philosophy

ND...Nursing Doctorate

there's a whole slew of Credentials out there

kk2000

Specializes in Home Health, Hospice.

I appreciate the help. I am familiar with most of them, but some of the others threw me for a loop, just want to make sure I have a good knowledge of the less 'common" ones. Thanks

karen :)

unknown99, BSN, RN

Specializes in Inpatient Acute Rehab.

CRRN-- Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse

carolinapooh, BSN, RN

Has 10 years experience.

This was a big help to me, too! Thanks for asking the question and thanks to those who answered!

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