NNCC Email Newsletter | December 2018

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

NNCC News & Opportunities

Happy Holidays from NNCC
We wish you a wonderful holiday season and hope your celebrations are filled with joy, warmth, and love. Thank you for choosing NNCC for your certification needs. We applaud your commitment to excellence and your dedication to your patients. We’re honored to serve you.

The NNCC Board of Commissioners

NNCC Offers ASN Member Discount

NNCC is pleased to announce that beginning January 1, 2019, we will be offering a discounted rate for American Society of Nephrology (ASN) members toward certification or recertification fees for the CNN-NP, CNN, and CDN certification credentials. To receive the discount, ASN members should simply include their member information with their NNCC application forms.

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NNCC Launching New QI Award

As part of its efforts to support NNCC certificants in achieving top-quality patient care, the NNCC Board of Commissioners recently approved a new “NNCC Award for Quality Improvement.” The $1,000 award will recognize an individual or organization participating in QI projects that help improve patient outcomes in nephrology. The QI project lead must hold an NNCC credential. More details on award ceremonies, application, and deadlines will be detailed soon in this enews, on the NNCC Website, and on our social media pages.

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NNCC News & Opportunities

Marijuana Use Linked with Faster Decline

Patients with baseline CKD who used marijuana experienced a more rapid eGFR decline, according to a recent study. (NN & I, 12/18)

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Study: Acutely Injured Deceased Donor Kidneys Suitable for Transplant

A recent Johns Hopkins study found acutely injured deceased-donor kidneys appear to have the same success rates for organ rejection as noninjured kidneys. (Medical Life Sciences, 12/18)
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Industry News & Advice

Help Shape the Next Decade of Healthy People

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is soliciting comments on the proposed objectives for Healthy People 2030. You are invited to review and comment by January 17, 2019. (health.gov)