HL7 Terminology
2.1.0 - Publication

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CodeSystem: degreeLicenseCertificate


Defining URL:http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0360
Status:Active as of 2019-12-01

Code system of concepts specifying an educational degree (e.g., MD). Used in the CNN datatype (names and identifiers of clinicians) in Version 2 messaging. Used in HL7 Version 2.x messaging in the CNN segment; note that in releases of HL7 prior to 2.3.1, was also used in person names (XPN), but this use was deprecated, then withdrawn in 2.7.

Publisher:HL7, Inc
Committee:Infrastructure And Messaging

Copyright HL7. Licensed under creative commons public domain

Content:Complete: All the concepts defined by the code system are included in the code system resource
OID:2.16.840.1.113883.18.220 (for OID based terminology systems)
Value Set:http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/v2-0360 ( is the value set for all codes in this code system)
Source Resource:XML / JSON / Turtle

This Code system is referenced in the content logical definition of the following value sets:


statushttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#statusStatus of the conceptcode
deprecatedhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#v2-table-deprecatedVersion of HL7 in which the code was deprecatedcode

This code system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0360 defines the following codes:

PN Advanced Practice NurseAdvanced Practice Nurse
AAS Associate of Applied ScienceAssociate of Applied Science
AA Associate of ArtsAssociate of Arts
ABA Associate of Business AdministrationAssociate of Business Administration
AE Associate of EngineeringAssociate of Engineering
AS Associate of ScienceAssociate of Science
BA Bachelor of ArtsBachelor of Arts
BBA Bachelor of Business AdministrationBachelor of Business Administration
BE Bachelor or EngineeringBachelor or Engineering
BFA Bachelor of Fine ArtsBachelor of Fine Arts
BN Bachelor of NursingBachelor of Nursing
BS Bachelor of ScienceBachelor of Science
BSL Bachelor of Science - LawBachelor of Science - Law
BSN Bachelor on Science - NursingBachelor on Science - Nursing
BT Bachelor of TheologyBachelor of Theology
CER CertificateCertificate
CANP Certified Adult Nurse PractitionerCertified Adult Nurse Practitioner
CMA Certified Medical AssistantCertified Medical Assistant
CNP Certified Nurse PractitionerCertified Nurse Practitioner
CNM Certified Nurse MidwifeCertified Nurse Midwife
CRN Certified Registered NurseCertified Registered Nurse
CNS Certified Nurse SpecialistCertified Nurse Specialist
CPNP Certified Pediatric Nurse PractitionerCertified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
CTR Certified Tumor RegistrarCertified Tumor Registrar
DIP DiplomaDiploma
DBA Doctor of Business AdministrationDoctor of Business Administration
DED Doctor of EducationDoctor of Education
PharmD Doctor of PharmacyDoctor of Pharmacy
PHE Doctor of EngineeringDoctor of Engineering
PHD Doctor of PhilosophyDoctor of Philosophy
PHS Doctor of ScienceDoctor of Science
MD Doctor of MedicineDoctor of Medicine
DO Doctor of OsteopathyDoctor of Osteopathy
EMT Emergency Medical TechnicianEmergency Medical Technician
EMTP Emergency Medical Technician - ParamedicEmergency Medical Technician - Paramedic
FPNP Family Practice Nurse PractitionerFamily Practice Nurse Practitioner
HS High School GraduateHigh School Graduate
JD Juris DoctorJuris Doctor
MA Master of ArtsMaster of Arts
MBA Master of Business AdministrationMaster of Business Administration
MCE Master of Civil EngineeringMaster of Civil Engineering
MDI Master of DivinityMaster of Divinity
MED Master of EducationMaster of Education
MEE Master of Electrical EngineeringMaster of Electrical Engineering
ME Master of EngineeringMaster of Engineering
MFA Master of Fine ArtsMaster of Fine Arts
MME Master of Mechanical EngineeringMaster of Mechanical Engineering
MS Master of ScienceMaster of Science
MSL Master of Science - LawMaster of Science - Law
MSN Master of Science - NursingMaster of Science - Nursing
MTH Master of TheologyMaster of Theology
MDA Medical AssistantMedical Assistant
MT Medical TechnicianMedical Technician
NG Non-GraduateNon-Graduate
NP Nurse PractitionerNurse Practitioner
PA Physician AssistantPhysician Assistant
RMA Registered Medical AssistantRegistered Medical Assistant
RN Registered NurseRegistered Nurse
RPH Registered PharmacistRegistered Pharmacist
SEC Secretarial CertificateSecretarial Certificate
TS Trade School GraduateTrade School Graduate


2020-05-06reviseVocabulary WGTed KleinMigrated to the UTG maintenance environment and publishing tooling.