The Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission (NNCC), formerly the Nephrology Nursing Certification Board (NNCB), was established in 1987 to develop and implement certification examinations for nephrology nursing.
The NNCC is a charter member of the American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS). The ABNS is a membership organization that maintains a national peer review program for nursing specialty certifications. The CNN examination is approved by the ABNS.
- The NNCC is separately incorporated, and an independent organization that collaborates with the Center for Nursing Education and Testing (C-NET) in test development, test administration, and test evaluation.
- The NNCC also works collaboratively with the American Nephrology Nurses’ Association (ANNA) to promote, advertise and offer the certification examinations and to recognize certified individuals. All of the certification examinations are endorsed by ANNA.
- The NNCC is composed of 5-6 Commissioners, registered nurses with current experience and expertise in nephrology nursing. Officers of the NNCC include the President, President-Elect, Secretary and Treasurer.
- The NNCC staff includes an Executive Director and Certification Services Manager. The management firm is Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. in Pitman, New Jersey.
- It is the goal of NNCC to promote the highest standards of nephrology nursing practice through the development, implementation, coordination and evaluation of all aspects of the certification and re-certification processes.
- The Commission recognizes the value of education, administration, research, and clinical practice in fostering personal and professional growth and currently provides four examinations to validate clinical performance -
- The Certified Dialysis Nurse examination
- The Certified Nephrology Nurse examination
- The Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician
- The Certified Nephrology Nurse - Nurse Practitioner