Obviously the ladies that run the credentialing bodies are suffering from penis envy (I don't seem many guys on the boards of our credentialing agencies). Due to the lack of penis, they are in search of something they can assign a length to and measure. So they have invented the alphabet soup length contest. I do give them points for at least trying to monetize it, because you know all these nurses are fighting tooth and nail to be ultra-uber-smartleetsauce and love spending the money they don't waste on 200 dollar scrub tops on more letters.
Pay X dollars and take X test and you get more letters. I guess it is sort of like scrabble, you get more letters and try to make as much wordage as you can.
I think pychman and xeno are probably onto something.
Freelance nurse writing seems to be a popular topic on this site now so maybe we should like you know, make a degree or cert for that. I mean, pay me 500 bucks and ill give you a literature test I stole from some random comp-1 textbook website. If you pass I will crown you "Queen nurse of the pencil" and you will earn the QNP-NP title, which will allow you to write as many papers as you want, just... "officially"
I mean think about it, we have been treating di-beets for YEARS, and most of us are not certified diabetes nurse-education-er-scribers or whatever that dumb cert is called. But obviously we are inferior since we are NOT certified. So obviously if you get this writing cert you will be AN EXPERT WRITING INSTANTANTLY AND BE ABLE TO WRITE A NOVEL ABOUT NURSING AND MAKE BAJILLIONS OF DOLLARS LIKE J K ROWLING AND HARRY TWATTER.
Whos with me?