NNCC Newsletter | September 2022

Sunday, September 25th, 2022
NNCC Newsletter
September 2022
Celebrating Nephrology Nurses Week:
Advocacy Award Presentation
In celebration of Nephrology Nurses Week during the month of September, NNCC presented the NNCC Nephrology Nurse Certification Advocacy Award to NYU Langone Hospital - Acute Dialysis Unit - Long Island, New York. 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.
NYU Langone Health has taken pride in the professional education and development of their nurses by supporting and valuing the attainment of professional board certification. Faith Lynch, DNP, RN, CNN, Nurse Manager, Acute Dialysis, NYU Langone Health, shares insights from the team at NYU Langone Health. Congratulations NYU Langone Hospital!
From Left; Eve Dorfman, MA, RN, NEA-BC, Vice President, NYU Langone Health; Dianne Allman, RN; Carolyn Durkin, RN, CDN; Josie Czaykowsky, RN, CDN; Faith Lynch, DNP, RN, CNN (Director of Acute & Home Dialysis Services), DR. Naveed Masani, Medical Director; and Katherine Houle, NNCC Executive Director.

Attention Nephrology Nurse Practitioners:
Contact Hours Reduction
Effective 10/1/2022, the NNCC Board of Commissioners as well as the Advanced Practice Examination Board have unanimously decided to reduce the number of contact hours required when applying to take the CNN-NP certification examination to 20 nephrology specific contact hours approved by one of NNCC's approved accrediting bodies for continuing education credits. We hope that this reduction in required contact hours will help you to take the next step in your nephrology career and apply to become CNN-NP certified!

Attention Magnet Healthcare Personnel:
NNCC is reaching out to Magnet healthcare organizations and those organizations applying for Magnet status to make them 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 examination application fees, 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.

NNCC Store: Show Your NNCC Pride
Show your pride in your NNCC certification or reward the success of someone you know with certification pins and gear from our store! Visit the store or download our NNCC store order form.

On Twitter?
Follow NNCC on Twitter. NNCC posts informative, insightful and relevant updates on Twitter for the nephrology nursing community! To follow NNCC on Twitter visit @NephNurseExam for the latest updates!

Advanced Dialysis Technicians (CCHT):
Take the NNCC September Pop Quiz
NNCC's Question of the Month helps you test your knowledge. This month we pose this question for advanced dialysis technicians (CCHT). Have fun! 
"Within the first 20 minutes of a hemodialysis treatment, a patient complains of shortness of breath, chest pain, and back pain. A drop in blood pressure is noted. The technician should suspect that the patient most likely has had a reaction to what?"

Upcoming Events
NNCC will be exhibiting at the following:
ANNA 2022 Nephrology Nursing Practice, Management and Leadership Conference
October 1-3, 2022, San Diego, California
Booth # 208
2022 RHA Annual Conference
October 5-7, 2022, Indianapolis, Indiana
Booth # 400
ASN Kidney Week 2022
November 3-6, 2022, Orlando, FL
Booth # 1328
We hope to see you there!

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