I have asked upwork to fix this, but they suggested posting it here to also look for a solution.
As part of creating my profile, as you all know, you are asked about your education: as I am studying to become a nurse I looked for the degree which will be conferred, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.ScN) It does not exist on the list.
I have resorted to explaining my specialization in the comments.
What solutions have you found so that your education would be accurately reflected?
You could put it in your portfolio if you want to make it stand out. Find some graphic that represents your field of study, or hire someone on Upwork to make a quick graphic for you.
I used to do this on Elance because it makes certifications stand out as a graphic. If you just want to make it stand out and the Portfolio is the best way to do that.
I have the same problem, Louise, as I have a Masters in Library and Information Science, and frankly the drop-down menu is pretty sparse - doesn't have this, your degree, or quite a few others I can think of. Yes, we can list this in our profile, but if the customer doesn't see anything listed under Educational Experience on the menu, what are the chances they are going to hire us? They might think something is fishy. I have thought of offering to post my resume only to those looking to hire, but I'm not sure what the protocols are for this. Anyway, it is a definite problem, and I'm sure we aren't alone.