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Professional name vs. Professional Title

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by NS2019 NS2019 (New Member) New Member

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Hello nursing community!

I was given a quiz in my nursing class last week. One of the questions my professor asked was, "what is my professional name"? To me, a professional name is a person's full name, instead of a nickname.

However, I got the answer wrong as I wrote in the professor's first name. I was told that a professional name is "professor" or "doctor." To me, "professor" or "doctor" would be a person's professional title, not professional name. Am I correct in this thinking. If so, could I have some guidance to find research to back this up? I have searched through the CINAHL web base but have had minimal luck to find an answer.

Thank you all in advance.

 

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I think you are right about name vs. title.

I also think it's a ridiculous question to  be quizzed on.

Sorry I can't be more helpful!

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TriciaJ has 35 years experience as a RN and works as a Retired.

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Speaking of professional titles, it's against TOS on this site to use one before you've earned it.  Check with admin to see if you need to change your user name, at least for the time-being.

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It is changed, thank you for bringing this information forward.

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CampyCamp has 18 years experience as a RN.

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You were right, it was a dumb phrasing. It is also a ridiculous test question but not one I'd bother changing with a lit search unless it's really going to make or break your grade. 

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