NNCC Newsletter | July 2023

Wednesday, July 26th, 2023
NNCC Newsletter
July 2023
NNCC Celebrates 2023 Advocacy Award: Each year, NNCC's Board of Commissioners reviews application submissions for the NNCC Nephrology Nursing Certification Advocacy Award. This award was developed to be able to publicly recognize organizations that advocate for or promote all levels of nephrology nursing certification. The award winner will receive a plaque to honor their efforts, a check for $1000 and recognition throughout the year.

Congratulations Houston Methodist Hospital Inpatient Dialysis Unit: This year, the NNCC Board of Commissioners is honored to congratulate Houston Methodist Hospital Inpatient Dialysis Unit in Houston, Texas, for their admirable efforts to advocate for certification in nephrology! Congratulations and thank you for all that you do to promote nephrology certification for a better, safer work environment! We spoke with Sana Haj-Khalil to find out what made their unit stand out.

See Houston Methodist Hospital’s Q&A

To find more information about the NNCC Certification Advocacy award or to submit an application visit NNCC Nephrology Nursing Certification Advocacy Award.

Important Survey: Calling All Registered Nurses Working In Nephrology!
July 31 Deadline For Responses
The NNCC invites all Registered Nurses working in Nephrology to participate in an important survey for your practice. This important survey will be used to be sure the contents of the CNN and CDN certification examination are current. All survey responses are anonymous. The survey will take about 45 minutes to complete.
Take at your own pace! You can take the survey at your computer or mobile device. You can take a break and return to finish the survey by providing your email address. Please share this survey opportunity with all your colleagues, certified or non-certified!

Enter for your chance to Win BIG! Survey participants may enter a drawing to win one of fifty (50) Amazon gift cards! 20 - $100 gift cards will be randomly awarded to the first 500 participants! 30 - $50 gift cards will be randomly awarded to remaining participants! You must complete this survey to be entered into the drawing.


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.


Fee Reduction! 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 JULY Pop Quiz

JULY 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 advanced dialysis technicians (CCHT-A). Click the link to see the list of options, choose the correct answer, find the rationale, and reference information. Have fun!