Credentials

You know, I almost didn’t add that gaudy list of credentials to the post about my issues with the Army Reserves. All of my professional accomplishments have been influenced by my Army experiences in a very positive way and I wanted to give credit where credit is due.

It is funny. When I was at UPenn, I used to laugh at the pretentiousness of the presenters when their title screen had all of their e-i-e-i-o behind their name. I am almost embarrassed about mine to the point that I rarely use it. I am very satisfied with using Emily, NP and leaving it at that.

For those of you who have considered taking a certification exam–please do. The tests are challenging, but there is a sense of pride that goes with obtaining them. It is outside validation that you do have expertise in your chosen field of nursing. Nursing is a profession, not a job. We should strive to always get better, learn more, and advance our specialties.

  1. Be proud, because noone else is gonna be proud for you!
    Weird….my mom is respiratory therapist, she went for national registry while i was still in RN school, and when she passed she started signing her name with an RRT, instead of CRT, and the other therapists actually made fun of her, that’s soooooooo stupid!

    I have put my vasprilis CEN review on my ipod a few months ago……..haven’t really listened it until now……..ok, if you say go for it, I will. I’m not telling anyone I work with though, haha. I know i can do it…..i’m just paranoid. Thanks for the motivation. I don’t want a bunch of letters behind my name, but like the CEN on the ENA site says, it IS about the professional emergency nurse………and i feel that I am, so I might as well go for it.

    Also my sister told me that the reserves would take me too, which is an interesting thought that i will look into!!

  2. Be proud, because noone else is gonna be proud for you!
    Weird….my mom is respiratory therapist, she went for national registry while i was still in RN school, and when she passed she started signing her name with an RRT, instead of CRT, and the other therapists actually made fun of her, that’s soooooooo stupid!

    I have put my vasprilis CEN review on my ipod a few months ago……..haven’t really listened it until now……..ok, if you say go for it, I will. I’m not telling anyone I work with though, haha. I know i can do it…..i’m just paranoid. Thanks for the motivation. I don’t want a bunch of letters behind my name, but like the CEN on the ENA site says, it IS about the professional emergency nurse………and i feel that I am, so I might as well go for it.

    Also my sister told me that the reserves would take me too, which is an interesting thought that i will look into!!

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