NNCC Email Newsletter | March 2020

Sunday, March 8th, 2020
A Message from the
NNCC Board of Commissioners

"How very little can be done under the spirit of fear."

Florence Nightingale


You are on the frontlines of a health care crisis unlike any we've seen in our lifetime, so the NNCC Board of Commissioners and staff wanted to send you our encouragement and support.


We realize that health care providers like you cannot socially distance themselves, so your role today calls for an incredible amount of courage and perseverance. The Board and staff are thinking of you constantly, wishing you health, safety, and strength. We are thankful for the work you do every day, and especially for your lifesaving efforts during these challenging times.


NNCC will continue to provide information to you quickly on our social media pages and monthly in this enewsletter. Below we are sharing a few resources you can read now, however with the rapidly changing situation worldwide, we refer you to the CDC and your facility for the most up-to-date guidance.


Our thoughts are with you, your families, and your patients. Stay safe!


Theresa Mottes, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC, CDN

NNCC Board of Commissioners and Staff


Should you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Good News for Dialysis Personnel
CMS has granted NNCC's request for a waiver for the ESRD Conditions for Coverage regarding certification. Revalidation will resume when the current public health emergency is lifted. Click here and scroll to #12, to find information regarding the licensing/certification waiver.
Important Information Regarding Certification Testing

In an effort to do our part in mitigating the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), C-NET and our test delivery partner, PSI, have temporarily suspended all testing throughout the United States and its territories.


Please use the link below for detailed information regarding CCHT examination application submission, processing, and testing.




Both NNCC and C-NET continue to be operational and will continue to process applications for both certification and recertification. We will keep you updated as information becomes available.


Questions? Contact NNCC or C-NET at info@cnetnurse.com
Helpful Resources for Coronavirus
NNCC Executive Director Interviewed by NurseZone About Nephrology Nursing
Katherine Houle, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, CNN-NP, NNCC's executive director, was recently interviewed by NurseZone about the challenges and rewards of nephrology nursing as well as the importance of certification. Read the article.
Take the NNCC March Pop Quiz
The March “NNCC Question of the Month” is for Advanced Dialysis Technicians and is posted on the NNCC Facebook page. You’ll get a list of options, an explanation for the correct answer, and reference information. You can also go right to the question here. Pop in and see how you do!
Coming in April: Watch for a question for dialysis nurses.

Quality is your paramount goal, and NNCC wants to reward you for it. The NNCC Quality Improvement Award is given to 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. Submit the electronic application before June 15, 2020.


News & Opportunities

Upcoming Meetings

Visit our booth at these upcoming meetings to learn about NNCC's certifications, award programs, and more.


ANNA 2020 National Symposium

Rescheduled for August 30-September 2, 2020, Orlando, FL

Booth #100


American Association of Nurse Practitioners

June 23 - 28, 2020, New Orleans, LA

Booth #1511