6/9/08 - American Nephrology Nurses' Association Releases New Editions of Certification Review Guide and Core Curriculum

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American Nephrology Nurses' Association Releases New Editions
of Certification Review Guide and Core Curriculum

Nephrology nurses will use the two new publications to prepare for certification and advance their practice.
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Pitman, NJ – The American Nephrology Nurses’ Association (ANNA) has released new editions of two popular publications - the Nephrology Nursing Certification Review Guide and the Core Curriculum for Nephrology Nursing.

The Certification Review Guide, a highly anticipated resource 10 years in the making, uses case studies to present the concepts of renal failure, hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, pediatric nephrology and transplant. Each section includes practice questions to test the readers’ knowledge.

In addition to updated clinical content and blueprints for the Certified Nephrology Nurse (CNN) and Certified Dialysis Nurse (CDN) exams, the Certification Review Guide also includes a bonus section on critical thinking related to test taking.

According to Norma J. Gomez, MBA, BSN, RN, CNN, who served as editor and project director, nurses have noted the Certification Review Guide helped ramp up their confidence and was a key resource for passing the exam.

ANNA has also just released the Core Curriculum for Nephrology Nursing, 5th edition. This revised and expanded edition was written by top experts and contains 18 sections and more than 70 chapters spanning the nephrology nursing specialty.

The Core Curriculum covers core modalities, disease processes and professional issues, including chronic kidney disease, acute care, transplantation, hemodialysis, vascular access, peritoneal dialysis, pediatrics, nutrition, pharmacology, infection control, evidence-based practice, the role of the advanced practice nurse, health policy, emergency and disaster preparedness, and more. Each section offers self-assessment questions and continuing nursing education (CNE) credit opportunities.

Editor Caroline S. Counts, MSN, RN, CNN, believes this expanded resource is an important contribution to nephrology nursing and health care literature and a good foundation for nephrology nursing knowledge.

“Both of these publications were highly anticipated, and both the Certification Review Guide  and the Core Curriculum are packed with the latest information,” said ANNA President Sue Cary, MN, APRN, NP, CNN. “Nephrology nurses can use these resources and feel confident they are pulling from a strong, solid study base."

The Certification Review Guide and the Core Curriculum can be used as study resources in conjunction with other ANNA publications, including the Core Curriculum for Nephrology Nursing, 5th edition, and Contemporary Nephrology Nursing: Principles and Practice, 2nd edition.

The Nephrology Nursing Certification Review Guide is $45, with an ANNA member discounted price of $25. The Core Curriculum for Nephrology Nursing is $105, with an ANNA member discounted price of $85. To order, visit ANNA’s Web site, www.annanurse.org, or contact the National Office at 888-600-2662 or anna@ajj.com.

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ANNA is a professional nursing association with over 12,000 members. Its mission is to advance nephrology nursing practice and positively influence outcomes for patients with kidney disease through advocacy, scholarship, and excellence.