NNCC would like to congratulate the following certificants for achieving the high score on their certification examination in 2013:
Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician (CCHT)
Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician Advanced (CCHT-A)
Certified Dialysis Licensed Practical Nurse (CD-LPN)
Great news for all of those planning to take the Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician - Advanced (CCHT-A) or the Certified Dialysis - Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses (CD-LPN/LVN) certification examination! The CCHT-A and the CD-LPN/LVN practice exams are now available online through the NNCC website.
The Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission (NNCC) supports the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report on the Future of Nursing. It is reflected in many of our initiatives toward specialty certification in nephrology nursing. > Download the paper (pdf)
Congratulations to Stephanie Booth, CCHT-A, from Portage Health who is the first and only in the State of Michigan to receive advanced certification in hemodialysis from NNCC! Way to go, Stephanie! We are so proud of you. > Read her story
NNCC's testing partner, Center for Nursing Education and Testing (C-NET) has moved. Their new address is 35 Journal Square, Suite 901, Jersey City, NJ 07306. NNCC has updated the CCHT examination application with the new information. Please use the current CCHT examination application.
In 2010 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) mandated that patient care technicians providing direct patient care in dialysis clinics must be certified within 18 months of employment. Nursing certification has remained voluntary. This study will replicate a study done by the American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS) in 2007 of the Perceived Value of Certification. We will compare our results with those of that earlier study to see if there are any changes in how nurses and technicians value certification.