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 -