NNCC Newsletter | December 2023

Monday, January 1st, 2024
NNCC Newsletter
December 2023
Hungarian Nephrology Conference:
NNCC’s Amy Perry Presents
NNCC Members On The Move: Amy Perry MSN, APRN, BC, CNN-NP, recently presented at the Hungarian Nephrology Congress. Sharing insights on the role today’s Nephrology Nurse Practitioners (NPs) in the United States, Amy reinforced the impact and contribution of NPs in everything from kidney patient education to care of CKD patients on the kidney transplant spectrum. Amy shares: NPs being used in Nephrology is a new concept in Hungary and they were very amazed at the roles that we have here in the United States.
Congratulations Amy and thank you for representing topics and issues of importance to NNCC members – we are proud of you!

Apply Now! NNCC Advocacy Award
Deadline January 1, 2024
Does your organization advocate for or promote any and all levels of nephrology nursing certification? NNCC offers the NNCC Advocacy Award! The award includes a plaque, $1000 award, and national recognition by NNCC! The 2023 NNCC Advocacy Award Winner was Houston Methodist Hospital of Houston, Texas. Who will be the 2024 winner?

WIN BIG! Attention Dialysis Nurse Educators, Clinical Managers, Charge Nurses, and Preceptors in Dialysis!
NNCC invites you to participate in an important survey regarding the role of the dialysis technician. This important survey will be used to be sure the contents of the CCHT and CCHT-A certification examinations are current. In addition to surveying technicians, we need input from nurse educators, 
clinical managers, charge nurses, and preceptors to add to the validity of the findings. NNCC is offering a chance to win $1,500 in Amazon gift cards! Thirty $50 gift cards will be awarded randomly to 30 participants who complete this survey! The survey will take about 45 minutes to complete. Please share this link with our coworkers – certified or non-certified!

WIN BIG: Dialysis Technicians Survey!
NNCC invites all dialysis technicians to participate in an important survey of YOUR practice. Participation could bring BIG WINS with $3,500 in Amazon gift cards! The first 500 technicians to respond will have a chance at winning a $50 Amazon gift card, randomly awarded to 40 participants.
For additional technicians responding, 60 Amazon gift cards of $25 will be randomly awarded. You must complete the survey to enter the drawing.
This important survey will be used to evaluate/ensure contents of the CCHT and CCHT-A certification exams are current. All survey responses are anonymous. The survey will take approximately 45 minutes to complete. Good news, you can take a break and return to the survey during the process! We appreciate your time – and please share this survey with your colleagues! Every survey response will provide valuable insights only you can share!

NNCC Offers Free Practice Exam to Approved
CCHT-A Test-Takers!
Experienced Dialysis Technicians, NNCC is now offering a free online practice exam when you are approved to take the CCHT-A certification examination. You now have one more reason to take the next step in the advancement of your career goals!

NNCCs Water for Dialysis Program: What's in your Water?
NNCC’s Water for Dialysis Program, What’s in your Water? is a learning activity provided by NNCC to help participants obtain knowledge and competency concerning water treatment for dialysis. Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
• Identify the components of the dialysis water system including their purposes, monitoring requirements, and patient safety considerations.
• Explain how water-related clinical problems occur, are identified, and can be prevented.
• Discuss the elements of the CMS water survey that ensure compliance with safety.

Great News: Upon completion, a certificate will be provided awarding a four-contact hour credit to be used towards NNCC certification or recertification continuing education requirements.

Take the NNCC DECEMBER Pop Quiz

DECEMBER QUESTION! It's time for another question of the month! NNCC’s Question of the Month helps you test your knowledge. This month we pose this question to Advanced Dialysis Technicians (CCHT-A)! Click the link to see the list of options, choose the correct answer, find the rationale, and reference information.