Is this the correct way to list credentials?


Has 5 years experience.

I'm a Family NP student. I have a BSN as well.

Would it be listed as

First name, Last name, BSN, RN, FNP-S?

Thank you!

umbdude, MSN, NP

Specializes in Psych/Mental Health. Has 4 years experience.

You can't put any credentials that you have not earned behind your name. FNP is a certification bestowed after you passed the board exam, so you can't utilize "FNP" behind the name until you pass the board. You may state that you are a "Family Nurse Practitioner Student" in the body of the resume.

In short, as an NP student, you can only do the following:

Jane Doe, BSN, RN

Once you passed the board, you can use the following link which will show you how to display your credentials.

Edited by umbdude

aok7, NP

Has 12 years experience.

Yes, while national body it is easy to read, it is interesting in each state how credentials are placed. I have been in three states seeing the norm so different. I never use NP-C, yet in a prior state most NPs did. Never see it currently. It is assumed that you are certified nowadays, but once upon a time apparently another letter LOL! I am so fascinated by people choosing lengthy titles, purely that no judgment. I use NP, that's it. When I was a nurse, RN, that was that. I do kind of worry the details going awry after "nurse" credentials further confuse other health care providers and patients at a time NPs need to band together like PAs do and MDs do. No question of who's who.

Edited by aok7

DizzyJ DHSc PA-C

Specializes in DHSc, PA-C.

When I was a student, I signed my notes PA-S I or II, meaning first year or second year. We had to identify who we were. Now-a-days if using EMR it will already be reflected in your electronic signature you are a student. Agree with aok7, about listing credentials. Once your an NP, it is a given you are an RN and have a BSN, MSN.

TheSquire, DNP, EMT-B, APN, NP

Specializes in Urgent Care NP, Emergency Nursing, Camp Nursing. Has 10 years experience.

Credentials always go Degree, License, Certification, Fellowship (with additional categories that rarely come up on this board). If you're a student, your school will have a specific way they want you to sign documentation; IIRC, mine was TheSquire FNP-Student. As you're only a student, it would not otherwise come up in your postnomial letters; if it's important that someone know that you're a student, you'll be giving them your CV anyway.

erictaramoyBSN, BSN

Has 5 years experience.

Everyone, thank you for your input!

Warmly, Eric