NNCC Email Newsletter | June 2019

Saturday, June 29th, 2019
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Apply Now for the CNN-NP Career Mobility Scholarship

Keep the forward momentum of your career going with some help from NNCC. We offer $5,000 career mobility scholarships to Certified Nephrology Nurse Practitioners (CNN-NPs). Let us support you in reaching your education goals! Click here for the application, and apply by November 30, 2019.

Be Recognized for Your Facility’s Advocacy!

NNCC publicly honors organizations that advocate for nephrology nursing certification with a Nephrology Nursing Certification Advocacy Award. We’d love to let the world know about your great work and quality care. Click here to apply.

NNCC Eligibility Criteria Changed for Recertification

As of May 1, 2019, the continuing education requirements for recertification were changed. Here are the details:

  • CCHT: 30 hours of continuing education required; 10 of those must be through programs specific to nephrology.
  • CCHT-A: 40 hours of continuing education required; 15 of those must be specific to nephrology. 
  •  CD-LPN: 30 hours of continuing education required; 10 of those must be specific to nephrology.
  • CNN and CDN: 45 hours of continuing education required; 15 of those must be specific to nephrology.
  • CNN-NP: 150 hours of continuing education required; 50 of those must be specific to nephrology.

All contact hours must be accredited through one of NNCC's approved accrediting bodies unless otherwise stated in the eligibility criteria. For more information, visit the Recertify section of the NNCC website, click on your credential, and scroll to the “Recertifying by Continuing Education/Clinical Experience” tab.



Visit NNCC Booth at Fall Conferences

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


National Renal Administrators Association (NRAA)

October 2-4, Huntington Beach, CA


ANNA Fall Meeting (ANNA)

October 12-14, San Diego, CA


American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

November 5-9, Washington, DC


A New Indication for Pneumococcal Vaccination?

Pneumococcal vaccination is a cost-effective intervention in older patients suffering from kidney disease, according to a recent study. (American Journal of Kidney Diseases, 7/19)

Taming Terrible Tape Troubles

Itching and irritation from tape used to secure needles and catheters can take a toll on patients, so ways to keep skin healthy and intact is key. (Home Dialysis Central, 6/20/19)


New Report Releases Benchmarks on Health of Seniors in America

The United Health Foundation has released results of a sweeping new study benchmarking the health of older adults. The America's Health Rankings® Senior Report was created in partnership with the Gerontologic Advanced Practice Nurses Association to improve the health of America's seniors. The data will help advanced practice nurses and other providers deliver quality care. (United Health Foundation, 5/19)


Loneliness and Social Isolation Increasing Among Older Adults

Feeling alone and isolated has become a common – and worsening – challenge for America’s seniors. There needs to be more awareness and better resources to help older Americans, from the local to the national level. (Health Affairs, 6/20/19)