What in the world is everyone confused about here? Lets break it down: "BSN"- A Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing. Its not a license, not a title. "BSN" is just some weird abbreviation that nurses made up to feel special. Its not a specific degree separate from any other B.S. degree. A B.S. in Mathematics is not called a "BSM". A B.A. in English is not a "BAE"... and so on. Anyone who says a BS with a concentration in nursing is different from a "BSN" is blowing smoke up your a**. This obsession that some nurses have with degrees and credentials is borderline neurotic, sad, and pathetic. An MD doesnt sign his name "John Smith BS, MD". He signs MD, which is his title, granted after passing the boards. Same with "RN". BSN is not a title. I might as well sign my name ChestRockwell, 5th grade graduate, 8th grade graduate, HS graduate, BS, RN. That makes just as much sense as ChestRockwell, BSN, RN.