The accreditation, which was awarded in January and is granted for 5 years, validates that NNCC's programs have met ABNSC's rigorous standards for specialty certification. To receive the accreditation, NNCC provided extensive documentation demonstrating that its programs meet ABNSC's 18 standards of quality.
"The accreditation shows that the CDN and CNN credentials are based on a valid and reliable testing process," according to Nancy Gallagher, RN, NNCC's executive director. "It also demonstrates NNCC has met or exceeded industry standards from a legal, regulatory, and association management perspective. This is great news for our certified nurses and for those planning on getting certified."
Formerly known as the Nephrology Nursing Certification Board, NNCC was established in 1987 to promote the highest standards of nephrology nursing. NNCC is a national, independent organization that collaborates with the Center for Nursing Education and Testing (C-NET) in developing, administering and evaluating certification tests. In addition to the CNN and CDN certifications, NNCC offers Certified Nephrology Nurse-Nurse Practitioner (CNN-NP) and the Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician (CCHT) programs.
The ABSNC, formerly the American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS) Accreditation Council, is the only accrediting body specifically for nursing certification. The ABSNC accreditation is a peer-review mechanism that allows nursing certification organizations to obtain accreditation by demonstrating compliance with the highest quality standards available in the industry.
For more information about NNCC certification and a current exam schedule call 888-884-NNCC (6622) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.