Over 800 nephrology professionals gathered in Anaheim for ANNA's 45th National Symposium. Held April 13-16 at the Anaheim Convention Center, the program featured an exciting program full of educational and networking opportunities.
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Mother's Day, college and high school graduations, and Father's Day are right around the corner. If you are shopping for a special graduate, parent, or any occasion and plan to purchase gifts online at Amazon.com, please consider connecting to Amazon.com through the ANNA website. For every item you purchase on Amazon.com, ANNA will receive a referral fee.
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.
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.