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.
- The applicant must have been certified and working in the field of gastroenterology for a five-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 five 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.