NNCC Email Newsletter | March 2021

Monday, March 1st, 2021
Need to Recertify? Here Are Some Tips!

Your certification is important to you! That’s why we are buzzing in to tell you that we want to make sure you leave plenty of time to recertify. Less stress for you... and us!


All you need to do is pop in to our website, click the Recertify tab, select your credential, and follow the instructions.


As always, thank you for your dedication to your practice and for trusting us to serve you!

Announcing the NNCC 2020 High Scorers

NNCC would like to congratulate the following 2020 certificants for achieving the highest scores on their certification examination:


CCHT : Lisa M. Bruns, Twin Falls, ID

CCHT-A : Kelly R. Houpt, Chambersburg, PA

CDN : Judith L. Buss, Bethlehem, PA

CNN : Shannon L. Hanson, Schertz, TX

CNN-NP : Cara Ann Chao, Denver, CO


NNCC commends each of you for your dedication

 and commitment to practice!

Clarification for NNCC Certified Dialysis Technicians: NNCC Has Not Merged with Another Board

Please be aware, there is some misinformation being disseminated regarding a merger that occurred between NNCC and another certifying board. 

NNCC has not merged with any other certification board. If you are CCHT certified, you will continue to maintain your certification with NNCC. There have been no changes to this process.

More information about your CCHT recertification credential is available here.

If you have questions regarding your CCHT or CCHT-A certification credential, please call NNCC at 888-884-6622 (Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm ET) or contact us .

If you’re an NNCC certified nurse, nurse practitioner, or dialysis technician who has developed a quality improvement project that promotes optimal patient outcomes, consider applying for the NNCC Quality Improvement Award.

The winner receives $1,000, an engraved plaque, and national recognition by NNCC. Full details are available here . The deadline to apply is June 15, 2021.
Stop By Our Virtual Exhibit Booth!

NNCC will be exhibiting at several upcoming events. We look forward to ‘virtually’ seeing you there!

Take the NNCC March Pop Quiz
Nephrology nurses, do you want to take a quick, fun quiz to test your knowledge? The March “NNCC Question of the Month” is for you! 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!

CKD Models Improve Care for All Communities

CMS aims for equitable and improved care for all patients with its Kidney Care Choices models. (Healio; 3/18/2021)

Expert: Social Media Initiatives Have Revolutionized Nephrology

Social media has its down sides, but according to one expert, it can broaden communication in several positive ways such as building connections, collaborations, and education. (Healio; 3/18/2021)

ANA Honors Health Care Heroes Who Died Fighting COVID-19
The American Nurses Association pays tribute to “the remarkable men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice. (ANA; 3/2021)
NINR, NIH Directors Address Consequences of Structural Racism
Leaders from national organizations are speaking out on their plans to address structural racism. (Campaign for Action, 3/8/2021)