So. You've done it.
You've faced the scary bear that is nursing
You have defeated the final boss, the NCLEX
And you now have so many fun new letters
after your name.
Massive congratulations, friend!
All of your hard work has paid off.
And now let's show the people by figuring
out how to list your new
name and alphabet.
The preferred way of listing your
credentials in the United States is
determined by the American Nurses
Credentialing Center and is as
Immediately after your name, list your
highest earned educational degree.
So for most of you, this will either be your
ADN, your BSN or your MSN.
And remember that this is the closest thing
to your name, because even if you lose your
license - don't lose your license - but even
if you do, you can't have someone take your
degree away from you.
So that's why you keep it close.
Goes right after your name. Next, we add
So at this point for you, it is probably RN.
How cool. Just write your name.
How cool. You did that.
Awesome job. And then after that you list
your State Designation or national
certification. This would be things like
your CCRN, your CPN, all of those
certifications for your specialty that we
talked about in that section way back when.
If you have a non nursing certification,
such as being a lactation consultant,
always list the nursing credentials first.
And finally, you can finish off with awards
As you can see, there are quite a lot of
to acquire. Some people prefer to use all of
their credentials in the professional
setting, and some people stick to something
simple like Liz, RN.
All right. You'll find out what you like
I did - Liz, RN.
And as long as you remember the order, you
Now, let's take a look at how you can keep
those letters, because some of them can
expire and fall off.
And we don't want that ready.