MSN in Education

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Hi All,

I recently completed my MSN in nursing education. I’ve seen different credentials after people’s names and wanted to ask what is correct. Is this degree notated as MSN only ir MSN-ED? 
thanks

Nurse SMS, MSN, RN

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Specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development. Has 12 years experience.

I have never found a firm guidelines either way. I use MSN-ED after my own name, as do many of my colleagues, but quite a few also use just MSN. 

Specializes in Vascular Neurology and Neurocritical Care. Has 11 years experience.
On 12/7/2020 at 8:48 AM, HM3-2-BSN said:

Hi All,

I recently completed my MSN in nursing education. I’ve seen different credentials after people’s names and wanted to ask what is correct. Is this degree notated as MSN only ir MSN-ED? 
thanks

There are guidelines on this and I'm almost certain it's just MSN. The "ED" is not part of the degree title, just a specialization. On your diploma it states "master of science in nursing" +/- a comment about specialization. Now if you got a professional level certification in education (something akin to CCRN, CEN, CPHQ, etc.), you could list that as a post-nominal.

So really, in the most technical sense your credentials should be listed as "Sally B. McJones, MSN, RN".

Congrats on your accomplishment!

Specializes in Med/Surg. Has 12 years experience.

It is your name, Highest degree, credential, certifications.  So, for an MSN in Nursing Education, it would look like: John Smith, MSN, RN

Specializes in Occupational Health. Has 19 years experience.
3 hours ago, PugMafia said:

It is your name, Highest degree, credential, certifications.  So, for an MSN in Nursing Education, it would look like: John Smith, MSN, RN

Exactly! Is it just me or does it bother others to see professionals incorrectly format their signature....drives me nuts ?

Nurse SMS, MSN, RN

2 Articles; 6,837 Posts

Specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development. Has 12 years experience.
1 hour ago, sleepwalker said:

Exactly! Is it just me or does it bother others to see professionals incorrectly format their signature....drives me nuts ?

Me too. 

Specializes in Vascular Neurology and Neurocritical Care. Has 11 years experience.
3 hours ago, sleepwalker said:

Exactly! Is it just me or does it bother others to see professionals incorrectly format their signature....drives me nuts ?

Yes, bugs the crap out of me. It is something the schools should be sure to teach because everyone needs to know how to write their credentials. It reflects on your professional image just as much as wearing neat, ironed clothing to a job interview. 

londonflo

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Specializes in oncology. Has 46 years experience.

Look at your diploma. That is the credential you graduated with....MS or MSN==never say ED except for doctoral degree