NNCC Email Newsletter | April 2019

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019



Profiles in Excellence
NNCC’s New President, Theresa Mottes

Clarity in her career path has never been an issue for Theresa Mottes.

“Nursing was a calling. I just always knew I’d be a nurse. And, I always knew pediatric nursing was my focus. It’s what I was meant to do.”

Meet the new NNCC president, a dedicated leader who has more than 25 years of pediatric renal replacement therapy experience under her belt. She’s a passionate leader who shies away from the spotlight, putting her energy into patient safety and deep connections.

Read Mottes' Story


NNCC Announces New Quality Improvement Award: Apply by June 15

NNCC has launched a new award recognizing an individual or organization who has participated in a quality improvement project that promotes optimal patient outcomes in nephrology. The recipient will receive $1,000, national recognition, and a personally delivered engraved plaque during an awards ceremony. Click here for an electronic application and submit before June 15, 2019.



Attending a Spring Conference? Visit NNCC Booth

NNCC will be exhibiting at two upcoming meetings. Please visit our booth to get answers to your questions about certification/recertification and discover new resources for your practice.

Apply Today for a Career Mobility Scholarship   

NNCC offers scholarships for the following groups:




Kidney Health Atlas Predicts Disease Rates Worldwide, Access Challenges

A global study on kidney disease suggests that by the year 2030, 14.5 million people will have ESKD worldwide. Additional estimates by experts predict more than 1.2 million of those patients will be treated in the United States by that year. (Healio/NN&I; 4/1519)

Nephrology Practices Face Changes as Need for Kidney Care Grows

It’s estimated that 1 million people will need kidney disease treatment by 2030. This is an important statistic to keep in mind as Medicare seeks improved outcomes at lower costs and as the average age of nephrology professionals inches up. (Healio/NN&I; 4/11/19)

Free Online Toolkit on Care Transitions Available

The Forum of ESRD Networks Medical Advisory Council has developed a free, online Transitions of Care Toolkit to assist with quality improvement projects, improve patient care planning, and address challenges in care transitions. It describes some of the key transitions of care from both the kidney patient and dialysis team perspectives. (Forum of ESRD Networks, Inc.; 4/12/19)

Breakthrough Kidney Disease Treatment Offers Hope for Those with Diabetes

A recent UK study on the drug canagliflozin, used to lower glucose levels for people with diabetes, was also found to protect against kidney failure. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, also showed heart failure was reduced by more than 30%. (American Association for the Advancement of Science; 4/15/19)




Watch Now: Future of Nursing Campaign Calls on Nurses to Lead Change

The Future of Nursing 2020-2030 campaign launched in March and calls on all nurses to chart the path to better public health in the 21st century. (National Academies, 3/19)

Study: What We Aren’t Eating is Killing Us

A 27-year global diet analysis recently published in the Lancet revealed that a low intake of healthy foods is a more important factor than a high intake of unhealthy foods when it comes to death rates around the world. (CNN Health; 4/3/19)