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You can add your credentials to your username

Specializes in Peds, Med-Surg, Disaster Nsg, Parish Nsg.

You can now add your earned credentials (nursing degree, licensure, certifications) so they will be visible beside your username.

Go to your settings and click on the appropriate boxes.

I was wondering about this! You just answered my question!

What about those few RNs who earned a diploma? I suppose "Dip" doesn't sound very good, maybe "Dplma" or "Dpl"?

klone, MSN, RN

Specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership.

What about credentials which aren't listed? I am very proud of my IBCLC credential. It took me 8 years to earn it!

And thank you for making it so the degree goes before the "RN" - just a personal pet peeve of mine.

No Stars In My Eyes

Specializes in Med nurse in med-surg., float, HH, and PDN.

What about life-earned stuff, like VP In Charge of Nebulosity, Born Silly, LPN-ret.

Guess VPCN; BS, LPN-ret. isn't exactly clinically earned degrees......but I could come up with a whole string of initials which would at least LOOK impressive......:yes:

I like it. It makes it easier finding out who's who without having to go into their profile if its not listed in their little 'blurb' under their post :)

I'm loving this new feature. Thank you! :)

SHGR, MSN, RN, CNS

Specializes in nursing education.

Yay! We nurses LOVE our letters. Our hard-earned credentials! As soon as I have my MSN in a few weeks I'll do this! It'll be like moving the tassel.

sourapril

Specializes in public health.

Can you add MPH (master of public health)?

This is great! Can't wait to get my nursing credentials! What about MBA? I know a lot of graduate nursing programs have a joint MSN/MBA program. As they have MSN/MPH programs.

Ditto what DivaliciousMe85 said. I can't wait until I can put those letters behind my name! :woot: This renews my excitement in finishing school!

imintrouble, BSN, RN

Specializes in LTC Rehab Med/Surg.

On this website, I kind of liked that responses to our posts were not influenced by the initials behind our names. There's one poster who immediately comes to mind, who would have CNA behind her name. No nursing experience yet, but I find what she contributes to be smart and insightful.

If I view the initials the same way I view medals on a general's chest, I can understand the pride behind why you wear them.

I just don't want this site to become a hierarchy. Where posts are accepted or dismissed simply because of who's posting them, and the credentials they carry.

Before anybody looks ASN, RN.:)

iPink, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care, Postpartum.

And thank you for making it so the degree goes before the "RN" - just a personal pet peeve of mine.
Agree, but since RN is apart of my username already, I have to settle for the "RN, BSN".

Edit...problem solved.

Edited by iPink

BuckyBadgerRN, ASN, RN

Specializes in HH, Peds, Rehab, Clinical.

What about those few RNs who earned a diploma? I suppose "Dip" doesn't sound very good, maybe "Dplma" or "Dpl"?

RN should cover it! I for one could give a hang about WHICH RN degree a person has---everyone passes the same NCLEX

No Stars In My Eyes

Specializes in Med nurse in med-surg., float, HH, and PDN.

It's just an option to have your creds listed.

Not to burst anybody's bubble, but I personally seldom pay attention to all the letters. Alphabet Soup. Not trying to take anybody's accomplishments lightly, though, and I do appreciate all the hard work y'all have put in to your work and careers. You SHOULD be proud, and flaunt 'em if you've got 'em!

Me, I really prefer being a grunt, PFC so-to-speak. I used to tell my employers (who I have worked for, for 34 years), "Just give me my assignment, give me my paycheck, and leave me alone, and I will be the BEST employee you have." Being known as reliable, dependable, and conscientious is just fine by my lights.

calivianya, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU.

How about specialty certs in the future? I like this feature, but like my name badge IRL, I am prouder of the CCRN I earned than the BSN. :)

laKrugRN

Specializes in Cardiac, ER, Pediatrics, Corrections.

Love this idea calivianya! I'd love to add Correctional RN :)

laKrugRN

Specializes in Cardiac, ER, Pediatrics, Corrections.

Also, I do not believe adding credentials was meant to belittle anyone. I am proud to have earned my BSN, but I do not feel I am better than anyone else. Just my 2 cents.

traumaRUs, MSN, APRN, CNS

Specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU.

Great comments everyone. Just some things:

1. At this point we are not adding credentials as we have finite ability to add more.

2. Diploma was not an option as it is not a degree and because there is no well known abbreviation (agree dip. is poorly worded)

3. Credentials are not meant to belittle anyone. It is purely optional.

Hope this answers some of the comments.

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