NNCC Newsletter | April 2024

Wednesday, May 1st, 2024
NNCC Newsletter
April 2024
Empowering Dreams: My Journey from Scholar to
Acute Dialysis Nurse
NNCC 2020 Career Mobility Scholarship winner Ethan Wyse recently contacted NNCC with an update on his successes! Here is what Ethan said:
Recently I graduated from nursing school! I've taken a position as an acute dialysis nurse. This was made possible because I was awarded the career mobility scholarship offered by the NNCC, and I would like to take a moment to highlight not only the way the scholarship helped me obtain my nursing degree, but also take the time to acknowledge the sense of community the NNCC cultivates. The scholarship allowed me to complete my prerequisites in a timely manner; without it, I know I wouldn't be where I am now.
Ethan Wyse
The way the NNCC has interacted with me through the years I've been in the renal community has been second to none. There's always someone on the other end of a phone call or email dedicated to bettering the field for our patients and ourselves. I am working towards my own CNN certification, and I am thankful that I have the ability to work towards this goal. For all those involved in the renal community take a moment to think about the Commission and all they can do for you and your patients. I look forward to a long relationship with the NNCC! 
Ethan Wyse
NNCC 2020 Clinical/Technical Career Mobility Scholarship Winner
Thank you, Ethan! NNCC is so proud of your accomplishments, and we wish you all the best in your future! 

Announcing NNCC’s 2024 Clinical/Technical Career Mobility Scholarship Winners
Each year, NNCC awards up to five (5) $3000.00 Clinical/Technical Career Mobility Scholarships to NNCC-certified CCHT, CCHT-A, or CD-LPN/LVNs who are furthering their education in the health/science field. The next deadline is November 30, 2024. Apply now!

NNCC 2023 – 2024 Annual Report
The NNCC® Annual Report is published every April and is available for download in PDF format.

Quality Improvement Award:
Applications Due June 30, 2024
NNCC’s Quality Improvement Award is ready for your application! Deadline to submit is June 30, 2024. Quality improvement is the foundation for improving care delivery and patient outcomes. Nurses, advance practice providers, and technicians are essential stakeholders in improving the process.
NNCC believes that applying quality improvement strategies to the care of nephrology patients ultimately leads to safer and better outcomes. Ready to submit your application?

NNCCs Water for Dialysis Program: What's in your Water?
NNCC’s Water for Dialysis Program, What’s in your Water? is a learning activity provided by NNCC to help participants obtain knowledge and competency concerning water treatment for dialysis. Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
• Identify the components of the dialysis water system including their purposes, monitoring requirements, and patient safety considerations.
• Explain how water-related clinical problems occur, are identified, and can be prevented.
• Discuss the elements of the CMS water survey that ensure compliance with safety.

Great News: Upon completion, a certificate will be provided awarding a four-contact hour credit to be used towards NNCC certification or recertification continuing education requirements.

Free Practice Exam! Approved CCHT-A Test-Takers!
Experienced Dialysis Technicians, NNCC is now offering a free online practice exam when you are approved to take the CCHT-A certification examination. You now have one more reason to take the next step in the advancement of your career goals!

FREE Online CNN-NP Practice Exam
NNCC Board of Commissioners and the Advanced Practice Examination Board have examined some of the roadblocks for nephrology nurse practitioners taking the CNN-NP certification examination.
A lack of resources and preparation materials seem to be a large factor. NNCC will now offer a free online CNN-NP practice examination to nephrology nurse practitioners who have been approved to take the CNN-NP examination. Upon approval for testing, nephrology nurse practitioners will receive a link to take the online practice exam. This, in addition to the free CNN-NP Certification Preparation Guide, will have you well on your way to preparing for the exam!

NNCC Dialysis Technicians
Take the NNCC APRIL Pop Quiz

APRIL QUESTION! It's time for another question of the month! NNCC’s Question of the Month helps you test your knowledge. This month we pose this question to the Dialysis Technician. “Which of these components of the water treatment system removes bacteria?” Click the link to see the list of options, choose the correct answer, and find the rationale, and reference information.


NNCC will be exhibiting at the following conferences this Spring:
Long Beach, CA
May 14 - 18, 2024
Nashville, TN
June 25 - 30, 2024