Name title

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Hello everyone!

Can you please educate me about name title? 

I am graduating Master of Science in Health Informatics and Information Management. I have BSN and RN licensed. 

Currently, I am writing my name as follows:

John Doe, BSN, RN

After my graduation in MSHIIM, I am planning to change my end name title to:

John Doe, MS, BSN, RN (shall I leave BSN since my masters is not in nursing?)

Am I doing it right?

Your help is much appreciated.

madz0212

madz0212

11 Posts

Ooops! I just realized that I placed his to Patient Education. My apologies. I thought it is Nursing Education.

Hannahbanana, BSN, MSN

Specializes in Physiology, CM, consulting, nsg edu, LNC, COB. Has 52 years experience. 1,187 Posts

Yes, you are.

Preferred order of credentials (Don't shoot the messenger and I don't need to hear how "RN" is all anybody needs cuz it's the very bestest because that's not the question being asked, nor is this the place to start a rant on how certifications or advanced degrees don't mean a thing if you don't know where to put the thermometer, etc. There are plenty of those elsewhere, knock yourselves out ? ...) For a detailed eplanation of how and why please see https://www.nurse.com/blog/2020/04/21/whats-the-right-way-to-list-nursing-credentials/

* Highest earned degree: If you have a second earned degree not in nursing you can list it, for example, Jane Smith, MBA, MN, RN or Suzie Q, MEd, BSN, RN. If you have a doctorate and a master's, omit any bachelor's. Example: Mary Roe, JD, MN, RN

* Licensure  (examples, RN, LPN, NP, CRNA, CNM ...)

* State designations or requirements

* National certifications ( examples, CCM, RNFA, OCN, LNCC, SANE-P ....)

* Awards and honors (example, DNSc (hon), FAAN ... )

* Other recognitions        Note: "Technical certifications include certifications around a technical skill set, like ACLS, BLS, PALS and others. We do not note technical certifications after our names, but we would list them in a resume or CV in the skills section." Note also that "LNC" is not a certification.

ikarus01

ikarus01

Specializes in informatics for 10 years. Has 18 years experience. 254 Posts

I have a degree in nursing and CS...been working in the field since early 2000's.

I write my name as,

John Doe

I guess I'm doing it wrong! ?

Kharis

Kharis, BSN, RN, EMT-P

Specializes in Neuro, ED, Cardiac, Clinical Informatics. Has 17 years experience. 28 Posts

Most recent (or highest) degree is usually listed first, followed by licenses, followed by certifications. 

You do not have to list every degree - just the highest.

However, I always list my BSN because it is tied to my license. Alternatively, I could drop the BSN and only list the RN but that might give a different impression to those in the medical field. So, I list them together, hyphenated. 

 

John Doe, MS, BSN-RN, CCRN

BeatsPerMinute

BeatsPerMinute, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care. Has 8 years experience. 319 Posts

following

 

Julius Seizure

Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care. 1 Article; 2,280 Posts

On 4/23/2021 at 3:29 PM, Hannahbanana said:

: If you have a second earned degree not in nursing you can list it, for example, Jane Smith, MBA, MN, RN or Suzie Q, MEd, BSN, RN. If you have a doctorate and a master's, omit any bachelor's. Example: Mary Roe, JD, MN, RN

I genuinely thought the degree credentials were presented the opposite way - "lowest" to "highest."  I cannot find in the article where it specifies, so now I have some research to do!  Thanks for including the article as a start ?

Edited by Julius Seizure

Hannahbanana, BSN, MSN

Specializes in Physiology, CM, consulting, nsg edu, LNC, COB. Has 52 years experience. 1,187 Posts

11 hours ago, Julius Seizure said:
On 4/23/2021 at 4:29 PM, Hannahbanana said:

If you have a second earned degree not in nursing you can list it, for example, Jane Smith, MBA, MN, RN or Suzie Q, MEd, BSN, RN. If you have a doctorate and a master's, omit any bachelor's. Example: Mary Roe, JD, MN, RN

I genuinely thought the degree credentials were presented the opposite way - "lowest" to "highest."  I cannot find in the article where it specifies, so now I have some research to do!  Thanks for including the article as a start ?

I’m glad this was helpful. 

NutmeggeRN, BSN

Specializes in kids. Has 39 years experience. 8 Articles; 4,533 Posts

Mine is MS, BSN, RN-NCSN

MS in health care administration

BSN

RN

National School Nurse Certification