The results of ANNA's national elections have been finalized. Cindy Richards, BSN, RN, CNN, of Birmingham, AL, was elected to serve as ANNA President-Elect, and Lynda Ball, MSN, RN, CNN, of Edmond, OK, was re-elected to a second term as Secretary. Alice Hellebrand, MSN, RN, CNN, and Nancy Pierce, BSN, RN, CNN, were named Directors.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the final rule, Medicare Program; End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System (PPS), Quality Incentive Program (QIP), and Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (CMS-1526-F), on November 22, 2013.
A new educational package in ANNA's Online Library features three of the most popular sessions from ANNA's 2013 Fall Meeting in New Orleans. Listen to the live recording of the sessions, view the accompanying presentation materials, and earn CNE. Topics include:
ANNA has earned Accreditation with Distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the highest recognition awarded by the ANCC Accreditation Program. ANCC Accreditation distinguishes organizations that demonstrate quality and excellence in the curriculum, design, and delivery of continuing nursing education (CNE). Accredited organizations, like ANNA, meet comprehensive, evidence-based criteria to ensure CNE activities are effectively planned, implemented, and evaluated.
You can have the definitive standards on nephrology nursing practice at your fingertips, whenever and wherever you need them! ANNA's Nephrology Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice is available in electronic format for your mobile device. This valuable resource will assist you in your daily interactions with patients and staff.
Over 1,000 nephrology professionals gathered in Las Vegas for ANNA's 44th National Symposium. Held April 2-24, 2013, at the Rio All-Suite Hotel, the symposium featured an exciting program full of educational and networking opportunities.
ANNA distributed a variety of nursing excellence awards, educational scholarships, and research grants to ANNA members and chapters during ANNA's 44th National Symposium in Las Vegas. Congratulations to these deserving members and chapters on their outstanding achievements! Click below for more information.
ANNA's Specialty CNE Packages are available in the Online Library. A set of continuing nursing education (CNE) programs has been compiled for each of the following nephrology specialty areas: Acute Care, Administration, Advanced Practice, Chronic Kidney Disease, Hemodialysis, Pediatrics, Peritoneal Dialysis, and Transplant. Each package features an assortment of content from ANNA National Symposia, Fall Meetings, and publications and offers 8 contact hours or more!
On February, 4, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a new Comprehensive End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Care Model. ANNA has developed a fact sheet that provides additional information about the project and its implications for nephrology nurses.