NNCC Newsletter | February 2024

Friday, March 1st, 2024
NNCC Newsletter
February 2024
The NNCC Board of Commissioners would like to congratulate the following certificates for achieving the highest scores in 2023 on their certification examinations:
There was a four-way tie for CCHT Highest Scorers!
Cailin O’Connell, Lake Forest Park, WA, Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician  (CCHT)
Joshua Woods, Mesquite, NV, Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician (CCHT)
Rebecca Counasse, Corry, PA, Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician (CCHT)
Stephanie Thomas, Park Hills, MO, Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician (CCHT)
Jose L. Cruz, Valrico, FL, Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician - Advanced (CCHT-A)
Lisa Neveu, Blandford, MA, Certified Dialysis Nurse (CDN)
Jamie Seymour, Helena, MT, Certified Nephrology Nurse (CNN)
Courtney Beaudette, Greenville, WI, Certified Nephrology Nurse - Nurse Practitioner (CNN-NP)
NNCC's approach to certification has always been patient-focused, with the primary goals of promoting patient safety and ensuring quality of care. NNCC offers certification for nephrology and dialysis healthcare professionals in virtually any role, from technicians to nurse practitioners.

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!

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.

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?

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!

NNCC Nephrology Nurses
Take the NNCC FEBRUARY Pop Quiz

FEBRUARY 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 all nephrology nurses. Click the link to see the list of options, choose the correct answer, find the rationale, and reference information.


NNCC will be exhibiting at the following conferences this Spring:
Las Vegas, NV
March 25 - 28, 2024
Orlando, FL
April 14 - 17, 2024
Long Beach, CA
May 14 - 18, 2024
Nashville, TN
June 25 - 30, 2024