Education Modules

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


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

This series is 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. The following modules are available:

  • 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

Go to CKD Modules

Access CKD Modules in ANNA Online Library


Research Modules

This series 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.

  • 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

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Access Research Modules in ANNA Online Library


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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