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I'd appreciate some input. Am a retired nurse, who emails Congresspeople, writes letters to the editor, & posts comments to posts on websites.
How do you handle "signing" your name after retirement? In situations where I comment re: health care or related issues, I sign as follows--
Nancy Nurse, R.N., B.S.N. (retired) or Nancy Nurse, R.N., B.S.N. (ret)
I got the idea from a friend's husband's address--
Major G.I. Joseph, (ret)
In my state, there are many nurses "continue" to pay the fees to renew their licenses even though they are not actively working.
Either you are a registered nurse or you are not. If you are no longer registered, one should no longer use the designation "RN".
You are always a BSN because you hold a degree, but if you renew your license and are not working, there is no need to write "ret" beside of your name.
I have never once, in any academic setting...seen that. I would wager that it is not a proper signature.
The military has a TRADITION of making the designation of "retired" because once they have earned the rank, they earn that rank for life, and the "retired" designation is used so you can distinguish between those that have actually retired from service vs those that simply left the armed forces earlier.