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How to write our title after our name

Okay, I passed the CNA-R exam on Wed. My question is pretty simple. When writing my name on professional documents, how do I indicate the CNA title? Ann Smith, CNA Ann Smith CNA-R??? Comma or no comma? R or no R??? Help!

samsam22, CNA

Specializes in CNA med-surg.

ive always just done my first and last name with CNA

so i would do:

Ann Smith CNA

that is usually what they want... ive never really done a comma

you can always just ask how they want it at work :nuke:

casi, ASN, RN

Specializes in LTC.

I've always been Casi, CNA/HHA-R

pardon my ignorance,but what is the R?

I was wondering what the R is, as well.

I always signed my name "Michaela, CNA" in general.

However, certain facilities may have a different title they like you to use when it comes to charting/paperwork in that facility. I worked at one facility where we were called "Resident Care Assistants" so they wanted us to sign things as "Name, RCA". Right now, my position is called "Resident Services Coordinator" and I sign it "RSC".

casi, ASN, RN

Specializes in LTC.

c= certification. which means I've taken a program, passes and earned and educational certificate

r=registered which means I've taken and passed the state test and am now on the state registry.

Jolie, BSN

Specializes in Maternal - Child Health.

Check with your state BON. No one cares about a comma, but the use of the titles CNA vs CNA-R may have some legal significance.

Congratulations!

EricJRN, MSN, RN

Specializes in NICU.

If it's something typed like a resume, there should be a comma between the last name and each credential, but people may not include the commas when writing or signing (in the interest of speed).

ahhhh thanks, now you cleared that up,I thought if you had not taken the state exam(and passed) it was just NA and if you had -CNA ,learn something new every day.:D

I think it, like nearly everything else, just depends on where you are located.

Here, you are only a "CNA" if you have passed and been certified by the state, and you can only work as one if you're certified or if you've just completed a class and haven't taken the test yet, you have 3 months to do so. So, it must be an individual state thing.

Here in Connecticut you have to take and pass an approved NA class and the State exam. Regardless, of taking and passing the CNA class, you HAVE to pass the State exam, otherwise you aren't considered and can't work as a CNA. We have a registry for CNA's. So you can't be a CNA without being regestered. So for us to put Mary Smith CNA-R is redundant.

If in your State you CAN work as a CNA without being on the registry, I would put Mary Smith, CNA-R. If you can't then I'd just put Mary Smith, CNA

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