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Learning Modules

These programs have been developed by the American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) to provide educational opportunities for nurses.

Learning Modules

Nursing Care of the Patient with Chronic Kidney Disease in Any Setting

These educational modules – Nursing Care of the Patient with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in ANY Setting – are designed to support the learning needs of nurses who care for patients with CKD. Given the magnitude of the population afflicted with CKD and the variety of settings in which these patients receive care, this series will benefit nurses caring for patients in many settings.

Click on the links below to access the individual programs in the ANNA Online Library. The content for each module is free for ANNA members and nonmembers. Contact hours are free for Module 1. Processing fees apply for contact hour evaluations for Modules 2 through 9: $10 ANNA Members, $15 Standard.

  • Module 1: Introduction to Chronic Kidney Disease: An Overview of Causes, Stages, and Treatment
  • Module 2: Chronic Kidney Disease: Stages 1 through 3
  • Module 3: Chronic Kidney Disease: Stages 4 and 5 - Overview of Therapy Options
  • Module 4: Acute Kidney Injury: Causes, Treatment, and Outcomes
  • Module 5: Kidney Replacement Therapy - Transplantation
  • Module 6: Kidney Replacement Therapy - Home Dialysis
  • Module 7: Kidney Replacement Therapy - In-Center Dialysis
  • Module 8: Palliative and End-of-Life Care of Patients with CKD
  • Module 9: Chronic Kidney Disease in the Pediatric Population

Access CKD Modules in ANNA Online Library

Note: The modules are dedicated to the memory of the late Sally Burrows-Hudson, MSN, RN, CNN, a tireless advocate and proponent of education for all nurses. Sally served ANNA in many roles, including as 1990-1991 President.

Modules made possible by a generous grant to ANNA for their production and promotion by CVS.

American Nephrology Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

 


 
Research Modules

Developed by the 2020-2021 ANNA Research Committee, the ANNA Research Modules are a series of five educational programs that provide in-depth detail for nephrology nurses to use as a resource in developing research and research grant proposals. The series is designed to assist ANNA members in applying for the clinical practice, research, and evidence-based practice grants available through ANNA.

Click on the links below to access the individual programs in the ANNA Online Library. The content for each module is free for ANNA members and nonmembers. Contact hours are available for each module (processing fees apply): $10 ANNA Members, $15 Standard.

  • Module 1: Getting Started with Research Development
  • Module 2: Qualitative Research
  • Module 3: Quantitative Research
  • Module 4: Evidence-Based Practice for the Nephrology Nurse
  • Module 5: Proposal Development

Access Research Modules in ANNA Online Library

American Nephrology Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Modules published 11/20

 


 
Nephrology Nursing Certification Review Course

This online, self-paced course consisting of topic-focused modules* is designed to assist nurses preparing to take the following certification exams: Certified Nephrology Nurse (CNN), Certified Dialysis Nurse (CDN), and Certified Nephrology Nurse-Nurse Practitioner (CNN-NP). The course includes:

  • Module 1: Orientation
  • Module 2: Concepts of Renal Disease (2 parts)
  • Module 3: Hemodialysis (2 parts)
  • Module 4: Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Module 5: Transplant
  • Module 6: Acute Therapies
  • Module 7: Test Taking Strategies
  • Module 8: CNN-NP (2 parts)

Go to Certification Review Course in ANNA Online Library

*Note: Course includes all modules; modules not sold separately.

American Nephrology Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Updated 10/25/21

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