Changes Made for CNN-NPs

The CNN-NP Board made two new recommendations to the Commission for approval. Based on the information supplied by that Board, the Commissioners approved these important modifications. First, a change in the number of clinical hours required for CNN-NP recertification was approved. One thousand hours over 5 years will be needed; this is to be congruent with the clinical requirements for national nurse practitioner (NP) recertification.

NNCC Test Committee Opportunity

The NNCC needs CNNs and CDNs to serve on test committees. Qualifications for the position include current certification, employed in a hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis facility, and being a creative thinker yet able to follow the rules. Participants learn via on the job training under very qualified individuals. Members of the Test Committees travel two times a year (leave home Friday and return home the following Monday) with travel expenses paid by NNCC.

Show Your Stuff

NNCC is soliciting photographs of certified staff in clinical settings. These photos may be used for NNCC booth displays and the NNCC website. All photos submitted must be accompanied by a completed permission form. Any patients who are photographed must also complete any permission forms required by the dialysis unit or clinical institution. Submit your photos directly to NNCC at kimm@ajj.com or via mail to the NNCC National Office, 200 East Holly Avenue, Sewell, NJ 08080.

Changes for Recertification Candidates

Effective November 1, 2006 for all CNN and CDN certificants due to recertify beginning November 1, 2009 only candidates pursuing a baccalaureate degree in nursing full time: 1) will be eligible to waive the work requirement and this exception will be approved for only one recertification period; and 2) may apply all academic coursework in lieu of nephrology nursing continuing education for only one recertification period.

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