A Letter from the ANNA President

Celebrate Nephrology Nurses Week ~ September 14-20, 2014!

Dear Colleague:

PhotoThe American Nephrology Nurses' Association (ANNA) has designated the second full week in September each year as Nephrology Nurses Week. On behalf of ANNA, I invite you to celebrate this special week and honor our ultimate treasures: the men and women whose dedication, compassion, and commitment to their patients put nephrology nursing “on the map!"

Nephrology Nurses Week

"Nephrology Nurses: Special Treasures" is the theme for this week of celebration and recognition. Nephrology nurses use their vision, knowledge, and skills to take action and improve patient outcomes. They are the "treasures of our specialty" as they make a positive difference in the lives of patients and their families every day. Individuals with kidney failure rely on the skills, knowledge, and expertise of nephrology nurses to ensure the safety and effectiveness of their life-saving care.

The American Nephrology Nurses' Association is proud to honor nephrology nurses throughout the year, but especially during Nephrology Nurses Week. ANNA applauds all nephrology nurses and recognizes them for their contributions to the profession and to kidney patient care.

It's time to celebrate the commitment and dedication that nephrology nurses display everyday on behalf of their patients! Their unselfish work to maintain the health of thousands of individuals with kidney disease is the focus of this special week.

I encourage you to recognize the specialty of nephrology nursing. Congratulations to all nephrology nurses!


Sharon Longton, BSN, RN, CNN, CCTC
2014-2015 ANNA President