Monday, January 27, 2014

Incredible Credentials


One of the nightmare nursing supervisors posted her usual open letter to the various wards with warnings of what must be done and not be done, blah blah blah.  Rife with her usual misspellings, run-on sentences, and rambling phrases, while clearly demonstrating her lack of knowledge about psychiatric nursing and the schedules of the wards.

What was unusual this time was the extremely long chain of alphabet soup following her name.  There were nine degrees:  BSN, BS, BA, MSN, MS, MA, ASN, AS, AA.  RN was listed twice.  There were two sets of letters I had never seen before.  I won't specify them here because that could out her.  I googled the letters and only one other person in the world uses each.  The first letter of each is M, which I suppose she self-designated to mean "Member."  The rest of the letters stand for organizations that anyone, not just nurses, can "join" after paying yearly dues.  The degrees, double RN, and the memberships were randomly tossed together.

I don't think she is old enough to have amassed Associate's, Bachelor's, and Master's Degrees in art, science, and nursing.  For someone with nine degrees, three of them in nursing, she demonstrates no knowledge of nursing.

There are rules on what and how to list in credentials following a name.  In general, you list the degree first, followed by the license, followed by the certification.  The lower degrees and non-nursing items are not listed.  Nor do you list RN twice.  You would not list membership in an organization open to everyone as a credential after your name.

I know this woman is nasty and thinks highly of herself, but this chain of ridiculousness shows how messed up she really is.  How does administration not see through her and fire her dumb ass?


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