About NNCC


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 national in scope, 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 is not affiliated with any provider of dialysis care or with any training program for nephrology nurses and or technicians.
  • The NNCC also works collaboratively with professional nephrology organizations to promote, advertise and offer the certification examinations and to recognize certified individuals.
  • The NNCC is composed of nine Commissioners: eight with current experience and expertise in nephrology nursing and one public member. Officers of the NNCC include the President, President-Elect, Secretary and Treasurer.
  • The NNCC staff includes an Executive Director, Director of Certification Services, Certification Specialists, and an Administrative Assistant. 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 five examinations to validate clinical performance -
The Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission (NNCC) exists to establish credentialing mechanisms to promote patient safety and to improve the quality of care provided to nephrology patients.
The Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission (NNCC) supports the philosophy that there should be a diversity of examinations that will effectively provide the opportunity for certification at various levels of education, experience, and areas of practice within nephrology nursing.