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by Gemini616 Gemini616, RN (Member)

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Do you sign documents not job related with RN like personal documents? I know this maybe a stupid question but I was just wondering!

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VivaLasViejas has 20 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in LTC, assisted living, med-surg, psych.

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I used to do that a lot on personal checks and signing for meds at the pharmacy. Haven't done it in years because I'm no longer in the profession, but every now and then I catch myself about to sign ML_______RN.

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klone has 13 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership.

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No, not at all. In fact, half the time I don’t even use “RN” at work - only if I’m signing something that’s related to patient documentation. 

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I just realized I left the you out of the title oops!! It was supposed to be "What do you sign with?"

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Jory has 10 years experience as a MSN, APRN, CNM.

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8 hours ago, Gemini616 said:

Do you sign documents not job related with RN like personal documents? I know this maybe a stupid question but I was just wondering!

Why would you? 

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Never. There is no need to or no reason why you need to sign with RN, unless it is specifically for work documentation. 

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NutmeggeRN has 25 years experience as a BSN and specializes in kids.

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Not on purpose~!!! but sometimes it happens!!

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not.done.yet has 8 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development.

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No, I don't. Nobody needs to know that much about me.

I remember being brand new and tremendously proud of my credentials. I am still tremendously proud of them, but settling in and maturing into my career has tempered the desire to show them off to that degree.

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beekindRN is a ASN, RN and specializes in ICU.

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I'm a new grad -- just getting used to signing with my title. No, I would say I never use RN outside of the hospital...but I'm in the process of buying my first home and my bank has seen their fair share of "___, RN" 🤦‍♀️ Whoops!

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A supervisor (a really older lady who had been an RN for more than 50 years) told me one time that she was always signing her checks with RN back in the days when we wrote checks at the grocery store.

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Davey Do has 35 years experience and specializes in Psych, CD, HH, Admin, LTC, OR, ER, Med Surge.

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11 hours ago, beekindRN said:

 I'm in the process of buying my first home and my bank has seen their fair share of "___, RN" 🤦‍♀️ Whoops!

And there are so very many  closing forms to sign, isn't there, beekindRN?

I sign my name in one fell swoop. There's an old state form I used nearly 30 years ago when I worked at the state hospital that is still used where I am presently employed. It's that's called a Restriction of Rights form.

Like most forms generated by the government, it's illogically redundant, having probably a half a dozen places for the author of the form to sign, so my signature often looks like this:

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If the patient wants a copy of the form, I change my signature to this, so they don't know both my first and last name:

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Like computer passwords, I have different signatures for different types of forms.

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