NNCC Email Newsletter | January 2022

Thursday, January 27th, 2022
Email Newsletter
January 2022
Get to Know Mary Greensides,
NNCC’s Newest Commissioner

We’re happy to announce Mary Greensides, CCHT-A, of Roscoe, IL, as the newest commissioner to join the NNCC Board of Commissioners. Mary is a dedicated and experienced certified dialysis technician/preceptor, who has served NNCC in roles that include the Clinical Technical Exam Board and the CCHT-A Item Writers Committee.


Mary will serve a 2-year term beginning April 1, 2022, and will assist the Board in its work supporting certified nephrology professionals and promoting safe patient care.


She has 26 years’ experience as a nephrology professional and currently works at DaVita Rockton Dialysis in Rockford, IL, as a Senior Tech/Preceptor/Acute and Chronic Tech. We chatted with Mary recently to learn more about her.

Happy National Nurse Practitioner Week

The COVID-19 public health emergency was extended on January 16, 2022, by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for at least another 90 days. The agency first declared the pandemic a public health emergency on January 31, 2020 and has since renewed it continuously.

What does this mean for you and your certification? NNCC has not extended or waived the requirements for certification or recertification. All requirements must be met within the required period as outlined in the eligibility requirements to be approved for examination or recertification.
If you’re due to certify or recertify, this Federal requirement to hold a valid certification credential to work as a dialysis technician will be waived by the Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS) during this period. However, unless you have problems with closed testing sites or other COVID-19 related issues, you should make every effort to certify or recertify on time.
For more details on the waiver and its impact on your dialysis certification, read the NNCC FAQs Regarding CMS Waiver and Certification Credentials.
In Case You Missed It: Your Academic Credits Now Apply Toward Recertification!
Are you currently furthering your education? Then you’ll want to read this important news: Effective January 1, 2022, if you’re enrolled in a health/science program, NNCC will apply 5 contact hours per semester credit, or 3 contact hours per quarter credit earned during your certification period, toward your recertification continuing education requirements!
Have questions? Send us an email at nncc@nncc-exam.org.
October Quiz
Certified Nephrology Nurses:
Take the NNCC January Pop Quiz
Calling all CNNs! It’s your turn for the “NNCC Question of the Month.” The question is posted on the NNCC Facebook page. You’ll get a list of options, an explanation for the correct answer, and reference information. You can also go right to the question here. Good luck and have fun!
PS: Challenge your peers and share this question!

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