Scholarships / Grants

Barbara F. Prowant Nursing Research Grant

The Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission (NNCC) has established the $5,000.00 Barbara F. Prowant Nursing Research Grant to be given annually through the America Nephrology Nurses’ Association (ANNA). Barbara Prowant died in March 2009, after a battle with cancer.

Barbara Prowant served as a board member with the NNCC for eleven years. She was certified as a nephrology nurse in 1988 (CNN). Barbara served in a variety of positions on the NNCC including president-elect, treasurer, secretary, Web site editor, and CNN test committee chair. Barbara made countless contributions to the NNCC as a meticulous item writer and editor of many public documents released by the commission, including being a contributing editor to the Nephrology Nursing Journal on the column, “Certification: Your Commitment to Excellence.”

Barbara had a passion for research, professional writing, and was a faithful promoter of the value of certification as a nurse's commitment to excellence. Barbara strove to make the work coming out of the NNCC reflect her high professional standard.

The NNCC has established this nursing research grant to honor and recognize Barbara F. Prowant’s tremendous contributions to nephrology nursing and certification within the specialty. Her work improved the lives of patients everywhere. This research grant is established to promote nursing research particularly in the area of nephrology. Please visit the ANNA or NNCC website for more information or to apply for this Barbara F. Prowant Nursing Research Grant.

2013 Recipient - Mary Haras

> Barbara F. Prowant Nursing Research Grant information on the ANNA Site



NNCC Career Mobility Scholarships

Technicians and LPN/LVNs

Two (2) Career Mobility Scholarship will be awarded annually to support a qualified CCHT, CCHT-A and/or CD-LPN/LVN certified individual in continuing education and development or support of a program to improve patient outcomes in the health science field.

2014 Recipients - Jeffery L. Wade, Jr., Angela Swaney

2013 Recipient - Ormet Cambell

> Download the Career Mobility Scholarship Application and Instructions



NNCC Career Mobility Scholarships will be awarded annually to support qualified ANNA members in the pursuit of either BSN or advanced degrees in nursing that will enhance their nephrology nursing practice. Applicants must also hold a current credential as a Certified Nephrology Nurse (CNN) or Certified Dialysis Nurse (CDN) administered by the Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission (NNCC).

2013 Recipients - Loretta Jackson Brown, Olivia Moses

> NNCC Career Mobility Scholarship for Nurses on the ANNA Site



Now for ANNA Associate Members (for CCHT, CCHT-A, and CD-LPN/LVN Certificants)

This scholarship will be awarded annually to support qualified ANNA Associate members currently enrolled in a baccalaureate program in nursing.


> NNCC Career Mobility Scholarship for Associate Members on the ANNA Site



The NNCC Award for Nephrology Nursing Certification Advocacy

This award was developed to be able to publicly recognize organizations that advocate for or promote any and all levels of nephrology nursing certification.

2014 Recipient - Vidant Medical Center, Renal Dialysis Unit, Greenville, NC

> Download the NNCC Award for Nephrology Nursing Certification Advocacy Application and Instructions