ABNN developed the CNRN-Retired status to recognize CNRNs who have retired from their professional nursing career but wish to maintain their credentials.
In order to be eligible for CNRN-Retired status, candidates must
- retire from professional nursing with no plans to resume practice or renew certification
- be a current CNRN at the time of retirement
- have a current, unrestricted registered nurse (RN) license at the time of retirement.
Use of Designation
An individual who has been granted CNRN-Retired status may use the designation CNRN-Retired. The CNRN-Retired designation may be used below the name but not after a signature nor on a professional name badge.
An individual who has been granted CNRN-Retired status may not represent himself or herself as a Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse (CNRN).
If a CNRN-Retired re-enters the workforce, he or she may no longer use the retired designation and can regain the CNRN credential by meeting the current eligibility criteria, paying the examination fee, and passing the CNRN examination.