ANNA’s Advanced Practice Specialty Practice Network (SPN) recently hosted an educational webinar on "CNN-NP Certification and Recertification." The webinar reviews the history and background of the Certified Nephrology Nurse-Nurse Practitioner (CNN-NP) credential and focuses on the value of certification, CNN-NP testing requirements, the exam application process, studying and exam preparation, as well as recertification requirements.
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ANNA President Lillian Pryor, ANNA Director Nancy Colobong Smith, and ANNA member Catherine Firanek were recently interviewed by Monster.com for a special series about nursing careers. They represented nephrology nursing – promoting the specialty and increased understanding of what nephrology nurses do – on this leading career website. Read the folllowing articles and discover professional advice you may not have considered.
On January 9, 2020, the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) announced the recipients of the 2020 Medal of Excellence Awards. These awards recognize health care professionals who are at the forefront of advancements in kidney care and patient empowerment.
The results of the national ANNA election have been finalized. David Walz, MBA, BSN, RN, CNN, FACHE, of Sauk Rapids, MN, was elected to serve as ANNA President-Elect, and Tanya Scott, BSN, RN, CNN, of Houston, TX, was elected as Secretary. Nancy Colobong Smith, MN, ARNP, CNN, of Seattle, WA, and Lucy Todd, MSN, ACNP-BC, CNN, of Asheville, NC, were elected to serve as Directors. The newly elected candidates will serve on the 2020-2022 ANNA Board of Directors.
ANNA Executive Director Tamara Kear, PhD, RN, CNS, CNN, FAAN, was recently profiled in OR Today about her nephrology nursing career. Whether she is leading the ANNA community or advocating for patients, Dr. Kear has been inspiring nurses for decades.