NNCC Newsletter | October 2022

Thursday, October 27th, 2022
NNCC Newsletter
October 2022
Recognizing Dialysis Technicians: We Salute You!
NNCC joined in celebrating dialysis technicians during October as National Dialysis Technician Recognition Week was proudly observed Oct. 10-15, 2022. NNCC recognizes the vital role dialysis technicians perform in the essential treatment of dialysis patients throughout the United States. The National Association of Nephrology Technicians (NANT) designates the second full week in October each year to recognize technicians for the valuable contributions they make to the nephrology field. Thank you to all dialysis technicians!

Thank you to the Advanced Practice Exam Board and CNN-NP Test Committee
Advanced Practice Exam Board and CNN-NP Test Committee volunteered their time working to ensure the highest standards in our nephrology nurse practitioner examination continue to be met. The AP Exam Board and CNN-NP Test Committee met October 14 - 16, 2022 in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Career Mobility Scholarship Application
Career Mobility Scholarships will be awarded annually to support qualified, NNCC 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, 2022.

Calling All Advocates! NNCC Award for Nephrology Nursing Certification Advocacy Award
It’s that time of year again! The submission deadline to be considered for the 2023 NNCC Award for Nephrology Nursing Certification Advocacy is January 1, 2023. This award was developed to recognize organizations which advocate for or promote any and all levels of nephrology nursing certification. Organizations that provide patient care to persons with kidney disease and employ certified nurses and technicians are eligible to apply for this award.
Organizations include, but are not limited to, free standing outpatient dialysis units, hospitals, and ambulatory care clinics. A unit or division of a larger organization is eligible to apply. NNCC believes that such advocacy ultimately leads to quality patient care – and should be celebrated. For more information, call the NNCC at (888) 884-6622 or email nncc@ajj.com.

Attention Magnet Healthcare Personnel
NNCC is reaching out to Magnet healthcare organizations and those organizations applying for Magnet status to make you aware of nephrology nursing certification. It is the goal of NNCC to promote the highest standards of nephrology nursing practice. NNCC offers certification examinations for nephrology and dialysis healthcare professionals.
  • CCHT: Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician, for the entry level technician.
  • CCHT-A: Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician-Advanced, for those technicians with greater than five years’ experience.
  • CDN: Certified Dialysis Nurse, for nurses working in the chronic outpatient dialysis unit.
  • CNN: Certified Nephrology Nurse, for those nurses working in other areas of nephrology e.g., transplant, education, home therapies, administration and others.
  • CNN-NP: For those Nurse Practitioners working with patients with kidney disease across the spectrum.
For facilities who pay for the certification exams, we have developed a voucher system to enable the facility to pay for the examination without any upfront cost to the exam candidate. This will make it easier than ever for your colleagues to take the next step in becoming certified in nephrology! If you are working within a Magnet healthcare organization, we are asking for you to help in passing along this important information.
Show your pride in your NNCC certification or celebrate and reward the NNCC certification achievements of colleagues and friends, with certification pins and gear from our store! Visit the store or download our NNCC store order form.

Dialysis Nurses:
Take the NNCC October Pop Quiz
NNCC's Question of the Month helps you test your knowledge. This month we pose this question for dialysis nurses (CDN). Have fun! 
"Taking which of the following over-the-counter medications could result in a loss of residual kidney function?"

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