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

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choksantos has 16 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Cardiac TCU /tele/SDU.

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Pixie.RN has 11 years experience as a MSN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN.

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Just now, Wuzzie said:

We¬†should but not all do. I've seen it.¬† Made me¬†ūüôĄ¬†and lose respect for the person immediately when I finally stopped laughing. Not in front of them of course.

Oh my. On a badge? How did they talk the badge-makers into that?! Lol. I guess the badge people don't know any better. 

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On 9/10/2019 at 10:29 PM, choksantos said:

Seems like you tend to judge people rather quickly and harshly. And that you think too highly of yourself to pass judgement on other people. Yikes.

You must have missed that we have already heard similarly-tenored commentary from the pro-letters side? It's gonna be okay.

How about we all do what we feel comfortable with and neither side worries about what someone else does or doesn't want on their badge, while also refraining from the expectation that others must validate our personal choices on the matter. ūüĎć

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

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On 9/10/2019 at 7:44 PM, Elaine M said:

What are your certifications?

I have CCRN, CEN, and PCCN certifications, along with ACLS, PALS, TNCC, etc., all of which are various terms for a relatively small portion of the things we all do become and maintain our abilities as nurses.  The purpose of your 'badge' is to communicate to others what your role is in the care of the patient, which is "RN", the other jumble of letters is superfluous to that.

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Pixie.RN has 11 years experience as a MSN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN.

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Just now, MunoRN said:

The purpose of your 'badge' is to communicate to others what your role is in the care of the patient, which is "RN", the other jumble of letters is superfluous to that.

Badge, color coded scrubs, actually telling the patient that you are their nurse, and then they still don't know who the nurses are. Lol. 

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

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On 9/10/2019 at 7:29 PM, choksantos said:

Seems like you tend to judge people rather quickly and harshly. And that you think too highly of yourself to pass judgement on other people. Yikes.

You asked for views on the use irrelevant letter combinations on a person's badge, you may not agree with all of those views.

The purpose of your "badge" is to communicate others what your role is.  A badge that says "RN" communicates you're a nurse.  A badge that says "RN-CCRN PCCN CEN ACLS PALS"  communicates to others that you feel the need to bolster the term "RN" with a distracting alphabet soup.  There's nothing about the title "RN" that can't stand up just fine on it's own.  

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5 minutes ago, MunoRN said:

You asked for views on the use irrelevant letter combinations on a person's badge, you may not agree with all of those views.

The purpose of your "badge" is to communicate others what your role is.  A badge that says "RN" communicates you're a nurse.  A badge that says "RN-CCRN PCCN CEN ACLS PALS"  communicates to others that you feel the need to bolster the term "RN" with a distracting alphabet soup.  There's nothing about the title "RN" that can't stand up just fine on it's own.  

Ive NEVER seen someone put acls, or pals after their name

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choksantos has 16 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Cardiac TCU /tele/SDU.

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5 minutes ago, MunoRN said:

You asked for views on the use irrelevant letter combinations on a person's badge, you may not agree with all of those views.

The purpose of your "badge" is to communicate others what your role is.  A badge that says "RN" communicates you're a nurse.  A badge that says "RN-CCRN PCCN CEN ACLS PALS"  communicates to others that you feel the need to bolster the term "RN" with a distracting alphabet soup.  There's nothing about the title "RN" that can't stand up just fine on it's own.  

I myself would find it irrelevant if you put ACLS, PALS on your badge, those are not meant be put in anyones ID. I am asking for the CCRN and PCCN and the like. I actually like that you gave a different take, I just did not like the very presumption on who is on the wrong profession. You can't tell that.

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choksantos has 16 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Cardiac TCU /tele/SDU.

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14 minutes ago, Pixie.RN said:

Badge, color coded scrubs, actually telling the patient that you are their nurse, and then they still don't know who the nurses are. Lol. 

Then the patient calls you in, asking for the nurse. I mean, I AM YOUR NURSE! ūüėā

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The purpose of ID badges is so the patient can identify who the different staff are. 

I think a display of alphabet soup letters will only confuse them.  They have absolutely no idea what any of those letters mean, nor do they really care anyways. 

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choksantos has 16 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Cardiac TCU /tele/SDU.

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5 minutes ago, Crash_Cart said:

The purpose of ID badges is so the patient can identify who the different staff are. 

I think a display of alphabet soup letters will only confuse them.  They have absolutely no idea what any of those letters mean, nor do they really care anyways. 

true true.

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Salisburysteak is a ADN, RN and specializes in Long-term Acute Care.

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1 hour ago, Crash_Cart said:

The purpose of ID badges is so the patient can identify who the different staff are. 

I think a display of alphabet soup letters will only confuse them.  They have absolutely no idea what any of those letters mean, nor do they really care anyways. 

I have no idea what some of them mean also!¬†ūüėā¬†

it is great you get certified in a specialty but, in the grand scheme of things the patient will never really understand what it means. 

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2 hours ago, Crash_Cart said:

The purpose of ID badges is so the patient can identify who the different staff are. 

I think a display of alphabet soup letters will only confuse them.  They have absolutely no idea what any of those letters mean, nor do they really care anyways. 

Agreed. That's why I like that my facility uses the "certified nurse" badge buddy instead of using the actual abbreviation for each certification.

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