Retired CGRN Credential

The Board of Directors is excited to announce the creation of a credential for retired certified gastroenterology registered nurses. The purpose of the CGRN-Retired credential is to recognize years of service in caring for gastroenterology patients and to acknowledge dedication to certification.

Retirement from clinical practice can take place for a variety of reasons including illness, disability, career change or choice. The CGRN-Retired designation is to recognize those certificants who would like acknowledgement of their achievement no matter which path they choose.

Eligibility Requirements

  • The applicant must have been certified and working in the field of gastroenterology for a 5 year period to be eligible.
  • The applicant must be retiring from active gastroenterology nursing practice with no plans to return to a full or part time position. Per Diem employment is acceptable but the use of the designation, CGRN-Retired, is not permitted in this situation.
  • The applicant’s nursing license must be unrestricted.

Registration and Fees

  • The applicant must submit the CGRN-Retired Credential Application form, complete with the honor statement signed.
  • The application fee of $75 must be included.
  • The CGRN-Retired designation is to be renewed every 5 years.
  • Upon approval, a retired designation certificate will be mailed to you.

Benefits and Privileges

  • Individuals granted retired status may use the CGRN-Retired designation on your resume or below your name and credentials on a business card. It may not be used on your name badge or behind your signature if you are working as an RN. This designation may be used on a name badge for SGNA sponsored conferences or educational meetings.
  • A CGRN-Retired certificate will be mailed to you.
  • You will continue to receive the ABCGN Newsletter—The CERT Report
  • If you decide to regain active status, you must meet the requirements currently applicable for initial certification.

Application for CGRN-Retired Status

Important Dates - Home
Recertification Deadline: December 31, 2017
2017 Spring  Exam Testing Window : May 1, 2017 - May 31, 2017 
2017 Fall Exam Registration Window : June 1, 2017 - August 15, 2017 (only for 2017 Fall Exam Registration)
Select your testing time and location through Prometric: Available after registration window closes