NNCC Email Newsletter | May 2021

Saturday, May 1st, 2021

According to a recent poll by the American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS), 75% of adults think it is important for all nurses to have a specialty board certification in a relevant field.


While nurses tend to understand the value of specialty certification, conveying its value to employers and patients is often a challenge.


Read the report

Looking for a Few Good Nurses

NNCC’s CNN and CDN Test Committees are looking for CNNs and CDNs to volunteer their expertise. Requirements include being able to travel two weekends per year (usually February and August; expenses paid) and being willing to share your knowledge and experience. Your job cannot include staff education other than precepting a new employee. If you are interested, please contact us by June 1, 2021, at nncc@nncc-exam.org. Please include a copy of your current CV and your current job description.

We Hope You're Celebrating Nurses Month!

The American Nurses Association (ANA) has identified four themes during May to spotlight your work and immense contributions. ANA also outlines ideas on ways to celebrate and tips on how you can tell your stories and engage your communities.


Week 1 (May 1-9): Self-Care

Week 2 (May 10-16): Recognition

Week 3 (May 17-23): Professional Development

Week 4 (May 24-31) Community Engagement


Learn more here.


If you’re an NNCC certified nurse, nurse practitioner, or dialysis technician who has developed a quality improvement project that promotes optimal patient outcomes, consider applying for the NNCC Quality Improvement Award.

The winner receives $1,000, an engraved plaque, and national recognition by NNCC. Full details are available here . The deadline to apply is June 15, 2021.
Dialysis Technicians: Take the NNCC May Pop Quiz
Dialysis technicians, it’s May, which means it’s your turn for the “NNCC Question of the Month.” The question 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. Good luck!

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