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Patient-Focused

NNCC's approach to certification has always been patient-focused, with the primary goals of promoting patient safety and ensuring quality of care.

Certification for Everyone

NNCC offers certification for nephrology and dialysis healthcare professionals in virtually any role, from technicians to nurse practitioners.

Nephrology Certification Leader

As a charter member of the ABNS, no one is more committed to nephrology-related certification.

Our Affiliations

Certification Programs

For established nurse practitioners with at least 2,000 hours practicing in nephrology.

CNN

For RNs with at least 3,000 hours of experience practicing in multiple areas of nephrology.

CDN

For RNs with at least 2,000 hours of experience caring for patients who may require dialysis.
For LPNs and LVNs having at least 2,000 hours experience with patients who may require dialysis.
Reserved for clinical dialysis technicians with at least 5,000 hours and 5 years experience.
For practicing dialysis technicians with a high school diploma or GED.

NNCC Launches Text Alert Service

Tired of lost mail or blocked email messages? NNCC certificants now have the option of receiving reminder notices and important information regarding certification via text messaging.

When you sign up for NNCC mobile service, you will receive your certification reminder notice via text message to your mobile phone at least 90 days prior to your certification expiration date. You will also receive important news regarding NNCC and certification via text message. 

Find out more and sign up!

Top News

Theresa Mottes, NNCC President-Elect, recently presented the Advocacy Award to the 2017 winner.

The NNCC 2016 - 2017 Annual Report is now available for download.

Download the Annual Report

Certified Nurses Day

On the occasion of Certified Nurses Day, March 19, it is our pleasure to tell certified nurses and technicians that you are valued for your commitment to excellence. NNCC encourages employers of certified individuals to recogize their achievements. Please feel free to download the card below to present to your staff.

Continuing education opportunities for NNCC certificants available January through April 2017.

Good tests do not arise spontaneously from item writers. They are carefully planned. A test has a specific blueprint, or test plan, which identifies what needs to be included on the test. In addition, there is a list of the key content or activities performed by technicians. Both the blueprint and the key content/activities serve as item-writing guides or “test specifications” for the item writers.

Want to know more about certification and its value to your career and professional advancement? Well, we've created an easy-to-use presentation full of helpful information and NNCC is now offering a credit of 0.5 contact hours towards your continuing education requirement for certification or recertification with us.

> Download the Presentation

"I am really glad that I did it... so much new knowledge that I've learned in addition to all the experiences... and my colleagues are very supportive."

Analiza CRNP, CNN-NP

"Being a CNN-NP means that I am committed to being the best Nephrology Nurse Practitioner by going the extra mile to better serve my patients."

Joanne, ACNP, CNN-NP

"...validates my professional expertise." 

Mary, RN, CNN, NE-BC

"Having my certification as a Certified Nephrology Nurse highly magnifies my knowledge and experience..."

Sheree Mullen, BSN RN CCM CNN

"Certification means the achievement of a level of professionalism in your chosen specialty. In addition, it shows that you are dedicated to your patients and colleagues."

Madeline, BSN RN CNN

"I've had great job opportunities. It has motivated me to become a better leader and inspire more nurses to become certified..."

Rebecca Rodriguez Nevarez, MSN RN CNN

"Being certified means that I am committed to providing the best patient care possible by keeping up on the latest research and educating my patients and peers so they too can make the best choices for their situation."

Megan L., CCHT

"Being certified ensures my patients and co-workers that I am up to date on renal education. My patients deserve the best, up to date care, and that is my responsibility as their nurse."

Lisa Weatherman, CD-LPN

"Being certified ensures my patients and co-workers that I am up to date on renal education. My patients deserve the best, up to date care, and that is my responsibility as their nurse."

Lisa Weatherman, CD-LPN

"Being certified says to my patients and colleagues that I'm vested in my patients, our program and the staff that I help train and mentor. As a nurse, I'm ethically committed to keeping myself educated and informed as I provide care to renal patients."

B. Burns, RN CDN

When surveyed, 95% of nurse managers responded that nursing certification "indicates attainment of a practice standard."

Brown, et al. "The Value of Oncology Nursing Certification." Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing​, 14(6), pp. E63-E69.

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