In 2010, I have the same gripe I have now, as I did in 2008 – – – aside from a few bucks out of my pocket every two years, there are no educational requirements should I decide to re-enter the nursing field. In Wisconsin, mandatory continuing education as a condition of licensure exists for the majority of health care professionals except for nursing. Can you imagine? I haven’t practiced since 2004. That’s 6 years now. In the ever-changing field of medicine, I can’t even begin to imagine what I’ve missed and how much I don’t know.