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choksantos has 17 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Cardiac TCU /tele/SDU.

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On 9/12/2019 at 8:39 PM, Divine-LPN,BSN said:

As an LPN with an advanced degree, I feel proud of displaying my credentials. Especially since most nurses have not completed college beyond an Associate's degree. One additional point to mention is that practitioners who are truly proud and consider themselves to be prestigious are always introducing themselves as either Doctor, Nurse, etc. I notice patients will have to ask what the practitioner's role is if he/she is a tech or a non-medical provider. This is another reason why I think badges revealing the credentials are great. They allow people to see who does what, along with their level of expertise.

Kindly,

Divine-LPN, BSN

Just curious— with the BSN, are you now an RN?

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Jedrnurse has 25 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in school nurse.

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On 9/13/2019 at 5:46 AM, Salisburysteak said:

I do have a question. Since you have a BSN, why aren’t you an RN? Why have a degree that you really cannot use. Your scope as an LPN is limited. I do not know if that question has been asked and answered. I just cannot wrap my head around someone who would work there butt off getting a BSN and NOT take the NCLEX-RN. I believe it may hurt you in the long run. That is just my observation. 

 

On 9/12/2019 at 10:39 PM, Divine-LPN,BSN said:

As an LPN with an advanced degree, I feel proud of displaying my credentials. Especially since most nurses have not completed college beyond an Associate's degree. One additional point to mention is that practitioners who are truly proud and consider themselves to be prestigious are always introducing themselves as either Doctor, Nurse, etc. I notice patients will have to ask what the practitioner's role is if he/she is a tech or a non-medical provider. This is another reason why I think badges revealing the credentials are great. They allow people to see who does what, along with their level of expertise.

Kindly,

Divine-LPN, BSN

Not to put too fine a point on it, but level of educational attainment and level of expertise are not the same thing...

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On ‎9‎/‎20‎/‎2019 at 3:22 PM, llg said:

Oh, there are lots of physicians ... and nurses ... who don't like nurses with PhD's and DNP's using the title "Doctor."    You've never heard a physician say that they don't think people who are not physicians should not use the title?

I meant I have never heard any of our PharmD's say DR. and I have been here 20 years. There are about 20 PharmD's employeed here  -never heard it.

Although I must say I don't say it out in public at all, and inside the hospital I never have to say it because for one it is on my badge, and two if you do ask me if I am a nurse ....well, there is one thing you are after.

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tacticool has 3 years experience and specializes in BSN, RN-BC, NREMT, EMT-P, TCRN.

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9 hours ago, Jedrnurse said:

 

Not to put too fine a point on it, but level of educational attainment and level of expertise are not the same thing...

Not true. If you have an ASN or BSN that means you went through the EDUCATIONAL process to take your NCLEX-RN and become an RN to ENHANCE your level of expertise. Why are you now not an RN?

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Jedrnurse has 25 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in school nurse.

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6 minutes ago, tacticool said:

Not true. If you have an ASN or BSN that means you went through the EDUCATIONAL process to take your NCLEX-RN and become an RN to ENHANCE your level of expertise. Why are you now not an RN?

Please reread what I wrote; I said nothing about not being an RN. You can be a new grad entry MSN and have minimal expertise. Expertise comes with experience; note the similarity in the words.

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Hoosier_RN has 20 years experience as a MSN and specializes in LTC, home health, hospice, ICU, ER, dialysis.

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On 9/13/2019 at 7:55 AM, Rose_Queen said:

How about registered nut instead of nurse?

I wrote it on mine.  My manager doesn't see the humor in it that everyone in my clinic does

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MunoRN has 10 years experience as a RN and specializes in Critical Care.

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On 9/20/2019 at 3:01 PM, tacticool said:

1. "More important", not importanter

2. "Their", not there.

You want to see just "RN, no letters."? "Thousands of hours bedside..." Don't know what you are since there's nothing identifying your level, but the RN with RN-BC, CEN, CCRN, TCRN, etc., has lots of hours, MORE expertise/experience than the average nurse. Are you an RN? Do you have a board-certification? Are you a BSN?

Knowledge base is a vital component of expertise, experience plays an important role as well, but these should not be confused for nursing 'expertise', these are very different things.  

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tacticool has 3 years experience and specializes in BSN, RN-BC, NREMT, EMT-P, TCRN.

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Bro, you just spoke a mouthful of jibberish and confusion. Knowledge and experience are components of expertise, but shouldn't be confused for expertise?

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MunoRN has 10 years experience as a RN and specializes in Critical Care.

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7 minutes ago, tacticool said:

Bro, you just spoke a mouthful of jibberish and confusion. Knowledge and experience are components of expertise, but shouldn't be confused for expertise?

Correct.  As an example, replace nursing expertise with the ability to juggle ten tennis balls with your eyes closed.  In order to do that, you need to: (a) possess ten tennis balls, (b) be able to both throw and catch tennis balls, and (c) be able to close your eyes.  If you meet those criteria does that mean you can juggle ten tennis balls with you eyes closed?  

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choksantos has 17 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Cardiac TCU /tele/SDU.

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1 hour ago, MunoRN said:

Correct.  As an example, replace nursing expertise with the ability to juggle ten tennis balls with your eyes closed.  In order to do that, you need to: (a) possess ten tennis balls, (b) be able to both throw and catch tennis balls, and (c) be able to close your eyes.  If you meet those criteria does that mean you can juggle ten tennis balls with you eyes closed?  

I get what you mean but I always find answering a question with a question annoying. 🙄

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On 9/20/2019 at 2:38 PM, Undercat said:

If I were just the regular everyday Joanna, I would think from your initials that you are an LPN.  Only nurses know what a BSN is for the most part.  Are you a fancy LPN with some other degree?  Why wouldn't you want the patient to know that you are an RN?  No one presses the call bell for a BSN to my room, please.

Okay fellow nurse. I appreciate your respectful comments. Have a great day!

 

Kindly,

Divine- LPN, BSN

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