I am retired from nursing, how will I determine my area of practice? Could I do continuing nursing education (CNE) on any topic?
If you are not currently practicing nursing, you will refer back to your last area of nursing practice prior to your retirement, or when you were last practicing nursing. The CNE you complete would then relate to your previous area of practice.
A nurse, who wants to be a volunteer retired nurse, must complete at least 10 hours of CNE unless the nurse has advanced practice authorization.18 The nurse with a valid volunteer retired authorization is exempt from fulfilling targeted CNE requirements with the exception of those required for the volunteer retired advanced practice registered nurse.19
The advanced practice registered nurse, who wishes to volunteer, must complete 20 contact hours (CNE or CME appropriate to the advanced role and specialty area recognized by the Board).20