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.

Posted on 7/26/2013

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.

Posted on 5/20/2013

ANNA is pleased to launch SPN Central! It's a one-stop shop for your Specialty Practice Network (SPN) news. If you are looking to become more engaged with those in your specialty, we suggest you check it out at

Posted on 5/05/2013

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.

Posted on 4/29/2013

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.

Posted on 4/23/2013

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!

Posted on 4/01/2013

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.

Posted on 3/12/2013

ANNA will host its 12th biennial Health Policy Workshop (HPW), June 24-25, 2013, at the Hilton Garden Inn, in Washington, DC. Workshop participants will learn about health policy issues and have the opportunity to visit Capitol Hill to educate their Members of Congress about the impact of kidney disease on their constituents. In addition, prior to the workshop, Webinars will be held to inform members about the legislative process.

Posted on 2/01/2013

Thank you to the many members who invited colleagues to join ANNA during the 2012 calendar year. A total of 317 members recruited 491 colleagues to join ANNA! Of those recruiters, 37 recruited 3 or more  members and will receive a FREE 1-year ANNA membership as part of the 2012 "Free for 3" membership program. Of the 37 recruiters, 19 recruited 5 or more colleagues and were entered into a drawing for a free registration to the 2013 National Symposium in Las Vegas.

Posted on 1/16/2013

Venous needle dislodgement (VND) is a potential serious complication of hemodialysis therapy. In 2012 ANNA created a collaborative special project workgroup to review VND occurrence, consequences, and recommended practices, and to develop strategies and resources on VND. The Venous Needle Dislodgement Special Project Workgroup conducted a literature review and also surveyed nephrology nurses about their experiences with VND and their recommendations for needed resources.

Posted on 12/30/2012