Hi Soraya and MEDLIB Colleagues, The degrees/credentials listed after a name are called Post-Nominals. How to Use Post-Nominal Abbreviations What is the Correct Order of Post-Nominals? http://www.formsofaddress.info/post_nominals.html See the Medical Library Association [online] Style Manual http://www.mlanet.org/publications/style/style_abbreviations.html#A4 For nurses: http://www.napnap.org/PNPResources/Practice/PracticeFAQ/ListingCredentials.a spx http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nursing_credentials_and_certifications For physicians and other advanced academic degree holders: http://www.reference.com/motif/business/how-do-you-list-your-credentials-aft er-your-name http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medical_credentials Proper Way to List Credentials http://www.ehow.com/way_5294619_proper-way-list-credentials.html General: How to Display Credentials in an Email Signature | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_8542188_display-credentials-email-signature.html#ixz z1ySQEdpwp Valerie G. Rankow, MLS Professional Information Services Research, Writing & Consultation [log in to unmask] What do you want to know? Just ask... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "I'm in love with libraries and librarians." - Ray Bradbury, speaking with Tom Snyder on "The Late Late Show with Tom Snyder," March 22, 1995. > -----Original Message----- > From: Medical Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On > Behalf Of Soraya Assar > Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2012 2:22 PM > To: [log in to unmask] > Subject: REF: Proper listing of credentials > > I have been asked find the proper way a medical professions should list multiple > degrees, licenses and certifications. > > The medical professionals are physicians, nurses and pharmacists. > The setting in which these credentials was not specified. I would say one use > would be listing credentials as the author of a paper, however I don't think is the > only use case. I would say some potentials uses would be email signature, > biography for a speaking engagement, and perhaps general protocol for self > identification as a medical professional. I have some information but thought I > would ask the group as there are several academic libraries that I hoped had dealt > with this issue and might have a strong answer. > > I have searched the archives, but I haven't found an answer. I have found some > information on credentials on a badge, how one might find a nurse written by a > nurse, but I haven't found anything to really address my situations. > > I will summarize for the list if there is sufficient interest. > > Thanks in advance! > > > > Soraya Assar, MLS > Clinical Terminology Specialist > Truven Health Analytics > Direct: 303-486-6789 > Direct: 800 525 9083 x 6789 > Fax: 303 486 6464 > [log in to unmask] > truvenhealth.com > The Healthcare Business of Thomson Reuters is now Truven Health Analytics.