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Is putting 'BSN' on badge snobbish?

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What do you think about having 'BSN' put on your badge? My hospital never used to automatically put it on nurses' badges. Now, the new grads with BSNs have that automatically printed on. Other BSNs have decided to have this credential printed on their badges. It never made a difference to me but some people make a big deal about it. I'm trying to decide if I want to get my BSN credential printed on my badge. I heard one nurse say that it's snobbish. The nurse that said that was an LPN.
Studies have shown that patients of BSN prepared nurses have better outcomes. I don't see anything wrong or snobby about having a title associated with positive outcomes on your badge.

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You worked hard for you BSN and deserve to be recognized as so on your nametag. I definately do not think it is snobbish. My husband always says that "My wife is nursing school," and I say "Correction, I am in pre-nursing school, do not jinx me... I am not that far along yet." In the end, I would want credit for my education on my name tag... and not to be confused for someone with less education.

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I think you should have BNS on your badge. Why not? you worked hard for it... besides i think that the LPN that said it was snobbish.. is just jelaous...Be proud and wear that Badge.

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I have a BSN and don't use it. My own preference because I don't think it made me a better nurse. Besides, other professions don't have bachelors degrees on their ID, it's just assumed they are educated and know what they are doing.

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My work just printed mine automatically. When I picked up my badge I was told that I worked hard for my titles and should be recognized for it. I happen to agree. When I see others with higher degrees listed on their badges I don't feel like they are being "snobbish."

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Quote from canoeheadI have a BSN and don't use it. My own preference because I don't think it made me a better nurse. Besides, other professions don't have bachelors degrees on their ID, it's just assumed they are educated and know what they are doing.

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As an ADN prepared nurse I have no issue with others having BSN on their badge. Now as far as those nurses having better patient outcomes than me well...I will just bite my tongue Tait

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I earned it. I have it on there. When/If the LPN earns theirs they can get it on their badge.

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Not snobbish, but it does strike me as somewhat silly.IMHO RNs spend too much time worrying about this sort of thing. diploma, ADN, BSN, MSN, PhD, DNP - fretting over this stuff is just deciding on the prison you want to live in.We all need to stick together as RNs. Just using the credential RN is a good way to show solidarity.I am working on my MS. When it is done, RN will be just fine for me. If however I wind up working as a CNS, then I will stick that there, so folks will know what job I am doing, not what educational level I have attained. I would advise you to let you work speak for itself.

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I've never understood the rationale behind placing BSN on your identification. Yes, you've worked hard for your degree...but a BSN is a DEGREE and not a legal credential/certification. RN, RNC, CCRN, APN, APRN are legal credentials/certification. You don't see people working in an IT company putting 'John Doe, BS" on their identification badge

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Since BSN's and ADN's pass the same NCLEX-RN, I would think just having "RN" should be sufficient...it's not as though there's a seperate NCLEX-BSN and NCLEX-ADN. But if you've earned it, you may as well use it I guess.

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Quote from meandragonbrettYou don't see people working in an IT company putting 'John Doe, BS" on their identification badge
Author: peter  3-06-2015, 16:30   Views: 1232   
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