Published Jun 4, 2005
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!
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!!
Thank you so much Roxan. it definately clears up a few of them!
Are there any others you need cleared up? :)
Don't forget RPN-registered practical nurse...
RT = respiratory therapist
PT = physiotherapist
OT = occupational therapist
Hope these help.
CRNA....Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
FNP...Family Nurse Practitioner
ACNP...Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
WHNP..Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
GNP...Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
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
there's a whole slew of Credentials out there
RainDreamer, BSN, RN
Great lists, everyone!
You can also go to http://www.acronymfinder.com/ and type in the abbreviation you're looking for, that helps me sometimes.
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
unknown99, BSN, RN
CRRN-- Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse
carolinapooh, BSN, RN
This was a big help to me, too! Thanks for asking the question and thanks to those who answered!
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