This award publicly recognizes organizations that advocate for or promote any and all levels of nephrology nursing certification. Organizations that provide patient care to persons with kidney disease and employ certified nurses and technicians are eligible to apply for this award. Organizations include but are not limited to free standing outpatient dialysis units, hospitals, ambulatory care clinics. A unit or division of a larger organization is eligible to apply. The NNCC believes that such advocacy ultimately leads to quality patient care.
The award recipient will be selected by the NNCC in the spring of each year. Arrangements will be made with the recipient organization for the NNCC President or member of the Commission to personally present the Award for Nephrology Nursing Certification Advocacy in a ceremony held at the recipient organization. Suggestions include holding the award ceremony during Nurses' Week in May, Nephrology Nurses' Week in September, or, near National Certification Day in March.
The award consists of a plaque and a $250.00 gift card. The recipient organization will also receive a press release to distribute at their choosing. The winning organization will be displayed on the NNCC website and at every professional meeting where the NNCC exhibits throughout the year.