NNCC Newsletter | August 2023

Thursday, August 24th, 2023
NNCC Newsletter
August 2023
Volunteer Gratitude: You Make NNCC Greater and Greater! Thanks To You!
A huge thank you to the NNCC Board of Commissioners for dedicating a weekend in July to work on things that matter to NNCC certificants! A great big thank you to NNCC's Clinical/Technical Exam Board and Test Committee
for spending a weekend this past July working to ensure the integrity and reliability of the CCHT and
CCHT-A certification examinations! We also want to thank the Nurse Exam Board and Test Committee who met 8/12 - 8/13 to work on the CNN and CDN certification credentials. Thank you so much for the work that you do!

Congratulations to the 2023 NNCC Quality Improvement Award Winners
The award recognizes individuals or organizations participating in a QI project that promotes optimal patient outcomes in nephrology. This year, NNCC has to select two winners!
Applications are reviewed by the NNCC Board of Commissioners and ranked
based on innovative concepts, outcomes, and quality assurance and performance improvement principles. Each winner will receive $1,000 and an engraved plaque.
Join us in congratulating the winners!
Jennifer Jungemann
Huron Regional Medical Center
Project Title: Implementation --- Roll-out of the Hemodialysis Technician Program
Tanya Scott
Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center
Project Title: Decreasing Supply Related Disruptions to improve Nephrology Nurse Workflow in an Acute Care Setting

Ready to Apply? Career Mobility Scholarship Application Open
Career Mobility Scholarships will be awarded annually to support qualified, certified individuals in continuing education and development or support of a program to improve patient outcomes in the health science field. All application materials must be submitted and received by NNCC no later than November 30, 2023. Application process
includes essay, letter of acceptance from academic institution and three letters of recommendation. Don’t wait for the last minute! Get your materials started soon – we look forward to reviewing your application!

Announcing 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 is 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.

CCHT-A Examination Application Fee Reduced
The NNCC Board of Commissioners and the Clinical/Technical Examination Board have unanimously agreed to decrease the CCHT-A Examination application fee from $250 to $225.00 effective June 1.
For experienced, nationally certified dialysis technicians who have worked a minimum of five years and 5,000 hours working at an advanced level of practice as a dialysis technician, this is one more reason to take the next step to earn the credential that shows your knowledge and experience.

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 approved 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!

Take the NNCC AUGUST Pop Quiz

AUGUST 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 for our dialysis nurses. Click the link to see the list of options, choose the correct answer, find the rationale, and reference information. Ready for the challenge? Think peritoneal membrane characteristics!


Visit NNCC at these upcoming events.
Memphis, TN
Booth #903
Chicago, IL
Booth #849
Booth #19
Philadelphia, PA
Booth #612