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

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31 minutes ago, llg said:

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.

Very well said.

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41 minutes ago, MrNurse(x2) said:

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.

Logical flow....yes you started talking about BSN then certifications, your response is not “BSN specifically”. My response to you was purely about certifications, for you to bring up BSN vs ADN then expect me to follow your disorganize thoughts is funny. I like it that you tried to come at me sideways, making a pass at me for either having a knee jerk response or lack comprehension. It also amazes me when people who are so far advanced in their careers like 30 years or something have not developed a semblance of maturity.

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I keep mine in my pocket when I work ed . it fall in to the ? ?. I wear it when I work in cath lab , IR , OR . I dont care Im proud of my adn . I plan on working the floor for my whole career . I have yet to meet A bsn that makes 120k plus a year like I do . Not bad for adner

On 9/9/2019 at 8:03 AM, choksantos said:

Nurses, How do you feel on displaying certification credentials on your badge or nurses who displays them on their id/work badge? I am proud of them because they were a lot of hard work and time but I also do not want to seem like a show-off.

Why should you hesitate to let the world know you have whatever credentials? Did you earn them honestly? Are doctors reluctant to show theirs? They sweated blood to get them (presumably). So did you, right?

Who cares if someone is jealous? They can go earn theirs, too. Besides, you are assuming they will be jealous. Maybe they don't care.

Just wondering - do you earn more for having them?

On 9/20/2019 at 2:00 PM, L-ICURN said:

This right here! I have never encountered such a field of study that despises their members who choose to advance their academic standing.

If anything, I'm envious of those who have the time and money it takes to pursue advanced academic degrees.

Take 1 course per semester. Maybe online is easier for you than in person. If you want further education, you can find a way.

it might not be the best time for you, though, if you have young kids or aging parents for whom you are responsible.

To everything there is a season.

jinct

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I personally choose not to put mine, but others that I work with do. Definitely comes across as having a superiority complex, in my humble and honest opinion, but that's just my opinion so who cares. If you want to include your credentials, more power to you!

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On 9/26/2019 at 4:16 PM, beekee said:

I do it for the money. I’m a nurse and I have no idea what most of those random letters mean. I can’t imagine patients and their families know. ?

Lol I wish my facility at least reimbursed me for my certification. And it's not really for the patients, it's for you. I mean, yes, getting your certification will probably improve your skills and your benefits your patients (I say probably because I've met some really awful certified nurses. Not all of them but they're out there), but you're right, they don't know what it means and they don't care.

Getting my certification opened a lot of professional doors for me, so even if I did not directly make money off it (in the form of a raise or bonus) it did improve my career a lot. My manager's eyes lit up when I mentioned it in the interview, and I'm pretty certain it gave me the edge I needed to land that job (and it turned out to be the best job I've ever had).

Plus, it was a point of pride for me to complete the CCRN because a lot of people told me I would never make it in the ICU. They can't tell you that when you're board-certified in critical care ?

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8 hours ago, viprn21 said:

Lol I wish my facility at least reimbursed me for my certification. And it's not really for the patients, it's for you. I mean, yes, getting your certification will probably improve your skills and your benefits your patients (I say probably because I've met some really awful certified nurses. Not all of them but they're out there), but you're right, they don't know what it means and they don't care.

Getting my certification opened a lot of professional doors for me, so even if I did not directly make money off it (in the form of a raise or bonus) it did improve my career a lot. My manager's eyes lit up when I mentioned it in the interview, and I'm pretty certain it gave me the edge I needed to land that job (and it turned out to be the best job I've ever had).

Plus, it was a point of pride for me to complete the CCRN because a lot of people told me I would never make it in the ICU. They can't tell you that when you're board-certified in critical care ?

Professionalism and pride. Two great reasons!

Specializes in critical care.

I don't like to show certs - certs have nothing to do with how good a nurse is. I don't patients to think that I'm a better nurse because I have more letters after my name, I want to be judged by the care I provide.

On 10/11/2019 at 11:07 PM, jinct said:

I personally choose not to put mine, but others that I work with do. Definitely comes across as having a superiority complex, in my humble and honest opinion, but that's just my opinion so who cares. If you want to include your credentials, more power to you!

Why do you think that displaying one's credentials shows a superiority complex?

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32 minutes ago, hoiboy said:

I don't like to show certs - certs have nothing to do with how good a nurse is. I don't patients to think that I'm a better nurse because I have more letters after my name, I want to be judged by the care I provide.

Certs enhance the perceived goodness of a nurse. Patients ask me what the letters mean and when I tell them, they feel more confident since I went above and beyond. So displaying them does have a positive impact.

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