Staff members of Stanford Dialysis Unit, Palo Alto, CA.
A Higher Level of Practice
2018 NNCC Advocacy Award Winner Describes the Rewards of Certification
Recognizing and honoring nephrology health care professionals like you for achieving their certification is one of NNCC’s primary goals.
In this issue, we are spotlighting the Stanford Dialysis Unit at Stanford Health Care in Palo Alto, CA, recipient of the 2018 NNCC Award for Nephrology Nursing Certification Advocacy. Marlys Ludlow, RN, MSN, CNN, Patient Care Manager, Dialysis, describes her motivation for applying for the award, and the positive results of championing certification.
Attending a Spring Conference? Visit NNCC Booth
Special deal! If you are attending the National Association of Nephrology Technicians/Technologists (NANT) DTX19, conference on March 19-22, 2019, in Las Vegas, NV, you can get a reduced price. Use NNCC’s exclusive registration link, or the ID code NNCC, and receive 5% off the regular registration fee of $395 (includes a 1-year membership to NANT). While you’re there, be sure to visit the NNCC booth, #104.
NNCC will also be exhibiting at other meetings this spring. Stop by our booth to get answers to your questions about certification/recertification and discover new resources for your practice.
- Annual Dialysis Conference (ADC), March 16-19, 2019, Dallas, TX
- National Association of Nephrology Technicians/Technologists (NANT) DTX19, March 19-22, 2019, Las Vegas, NV
- American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) National Symposium, April 14-17, 2019, Dallas, TX
- National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Spring Clinicals, May 7-10, 2019, Boston, MA
- American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) National Conference, June 18-23, 2019, Indianapolis, IN.
Apply Today for a Career Mobility Scholarship
NNCC offers scholarships for the following groups:
- Technicians and LPN/LVNs (Five $3,000 scholarships)
- Advanced Practice Nurses (One $5,000 scholarship)
- ANNA (CDN and CNN) Active Members
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A recent study in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN) reports that the ESRD incidence rate from 2015-2030 will increase 11%-18%. (JASN, 1/19)
The debate continues regarding the value of a plant versus animal-based protein diet for patients with kidney disease. (Journal of renal Nutrition, 3/19)
Several members of the U.S. House and Senate have introduced a bill requiring employers to recognize living organ donors under the Family Medical Leave Act. (NN & I, 2/15/19)
In a special issue on climate change, Nursing Economic$ gathers nursing leaders, health care experts, and scientists to examine the impact global warming has had on the world’s population and the urgent need for nurses and other health care providers to act immediately. (Nursing Economic$, J/F 2019)