How do you feel on displaying your certification credentials on your badge?

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Should I start displaying my other degrees and credentials as well, or just the nursing related stuff? Really? How about displaying your licensure: RN? In no other profession do they list their degrees on their badge. What arrogant silliness!

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@holisticallyminded if you had a masters in nursing, yes you would probably display it lol

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39 minutes ago, holisticallyminded said:

Should I start displaying my other degrees and credentials as well, or just the nursing related stuff? Really? How about displaying your licensure: RN? In no other profession do they list their degrees on their badge. What arrogant silliness!

If ur a nurse, common sense dictates u display related nursing stuff only and fyi when you do pass the certifications you are granted credentials, like ccrn, pccn cmc, the list goes on and on which can be list after the RN title. Also, Doctors do display MD/DO, sometimes they display like a credietial to or if they are part of a certain fellowship of surgeons etc. lawyers are afforded Atty. are they?

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44 minutes ago, holisticallyminded said:

Should I start displaying my other degrees and credentials as well, or just the nursing related stuff? Really? How about displaying your licensure: RN? In no other profession do they list their degrees on their badge. What arrogant silliness!

Are you speaking about other healthcare professions or other professions in general?

The historical reason to display credentialing and educational achievement in healthcare is very similar to the military. In times of crisis it is extremely important to be able to quickly identify personnel and their roles within the team.

I have not encountered many facilities that do not include RN on their badges. At the minimum the licensure should be posted. As to the education and other certifications that can be debated.

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On 9/20/2019 at 6:01 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?

So, the importanter was intentional, sorry that you are obtuse. There is no there in my whole paragraph, you are wrong, but pompous, all the same. I am an RN with an ADN, 30 years of experience. Some of the scariest practice I have seen have come from valedictorians of their class or those with certifications who are not open to other "less educated" than themselves. I know I am inferring, but I believe I am putting a mirror up to you.

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On 9/20/2019 at 2:54 PM, Undercat said:

And how would you know that since you don't have a BSN? More nurse-bashing.

I have oriented BSN's. I am the least of those when it comes to NETY, I am a champion for new nurses. You can not fake hours on the floor. BSN prepared nurses have the least amount of hours on the floor during their education, they were on the floor 4 hours a day, twice a week, at the hospital I worked at, which was right next to the university. That is at least half what an ADN had and at least a quarter of a diploma nurse No nurse bashing, just statement of fact. Maybe if you looked into the requirements before statement, you wouldn't make such an emotional but false statement.

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On 9/20/2019 at 12:36 PM, choksantos said:

But education and experience can go hand in hand. Just because you have an extra credential does not mean you are less experienced and vice versa..

I never said that credentials mean less experience EXCEPT in a BSN prepared nurse (meaning that is the initial path to RN). Obviously once they have a few years under their belt, that all evens out, kind of like children, they all even out by the third year. I don't begrudge those with certification or a BSN. I have said that I would prefer a specialty certified nurse and I give those who further their education credit, I have just never had the need to do it myself. Even at my advanced age, I would do it if it meant my career, but everyone I know who goes back says the same thing, it is all management geared courses that really don't help clinically.

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34 minutes ago, MrNurse(x2) said:

BSN prepared nurses have the least amount of hours on the floor during their education,

Not in my neck of the woods. We have some really "light" ADN programs where I live. It all depends on the particular schools. Some of the ADN programs in my region are very good -- and some of the BSN programs are not. But the best programs in my region are a couple of the BSN programs.

Your assumptions that BSN programs in general have few clinical hours and graduate nurses with less clinical preparation is just not true -- and reflects a disturbing bias.

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20 minutes ago, llg said:

Not in my neck of the woods. We have some really "light" ADN programs where I live. It all depends on the particular schools. Some of the ADN programs in my region are very good -- and some of the BSN programs are not. But the best programs in my region are a couple of the BSN programs.

Your assumptions that BSN programs in general have few clinical hours and graduate nurses with less clinical preparation is just not true -- and reflects a disturbing bias.

This is a truth in the northeast. I have talked to nurses from universities from Virginia to Maine, and the response is very consistent.

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1 hour ago, MrNurse(x2) said:

I never said that credentials mean less experience EXCEPT in a BSN prepared nurse (meaning that is the initial path to RN). Obviously once they have a few years under their belt, that all evens out, kind of like children, they all even out by the third year. I don't begrudge those with certification or a BSN. I have said that I would prefer a specialty certified nurse and I give those who further their education credit, I have just never had the need to do it myself. Even at my advanced age, I would do it if it meant my career, but everyone I know who goes back says the same thing, it is all management geared courses that really don't help clinically.

I have a pccn cmc and csc and let me tell you they are not geared towards management AT ALL. I don’t know what type of certifications the people that you spoke with have as certifications.

MrNurse(x2), ADN

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11 minutes ago, choksantos said:

I have a pccn cmc and csc and let me tell you they are not geared towards management AT ALL. I don’t know what type of certifications the people that you spoke with have as certifications.

It always amazes me when people knee jerk respond or plain don't have decent reading comprehension. The statement was made about BSN specifically and is the logical flow of the statement. Really makes me fear for our future.

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57 minutes ago, MrNurse(x2) said:

This is a truth in the northeast. I have talked to nurses from universities from Virginia to Maine, and the response is very consistent.

Maybe you are talking to people who have the same bias as you do. And maybe those are just opinions not based on actual facts. I live in Virginia and work directly with most of the schools in my region. And it is just not true here.

Even if that is true in your particular region, you still can't assume that it is true everywhere.

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