Application to the American Nurses Association for Recognition of Nephrology Nursing as a Nursing Specialty

In June 2005 ANNA submitted an application to the American Nurses Association (ANA) seeking recognition of nephrology nursing as a nursing specialty and requesting approval of the specialty’s scope of practice statement, and acknowledgment of the nephrology nursing standards of practice.

On October 27, 2005, the ANA Congress of Nursing Practice and Economics sent a letter to ANNA declaring that “The Congress completed its review of the application and found all criteria were met for the designation of nephrology nursing as a recognized nursing specialty, approval of the published nephrology nursing scope of practice statement, and acknowledgment of the published nephrology standards of practice.”