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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
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> 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!
>
>
>
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