NNCC Email Newsletter | March 2022

Friday, March 18th, 2022
Email Newsletter
March 2022
Happy National Nurse Practitioner Week
National Certified Nurses Day: Recognizing YOU!
National Certified Nurses Day is an annual day of recognition for and by healthcare leaders dedicated to nursing professionalism, excellence, recognition, and service. Every March 19, employers, certification boards, education facilities, and healthcare providers celebrate and publicly acknowledge nurses who earn and maintain the highest credentials in their specialty. Certified Nurses Day honors nurses worldwide who contribute to better patient outcomes through national board certification in their specialty.
DID YOU KNOW? Certified Nurses Day is the birthday of Dr. Margretta "Gretta" Madden Styles, RN, EdD, FAAN, one of the greatest leaders in the field of nursing certification. She recognized the critical importance of credentialing before broad awareness of its value and her work created global impact on the nursing profession. Dr. Styles architected the first comprehensive study of nurse credentialing in the 1970s. She then pioneered the development and implementation of standards and credentials for nurses.
NNCC Announces 2021 Highest Scorers
The NNCC Board of Commissioners would like to congratulate the following certificates for achieving the highest scores in 2021 on their certification examinations:
There was a four-way tie for CCHT Highest Scorers!
  • Jessie L. Horn, Portland, OR, Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician (CCHT)
  • LeWayne E. McGhee, Birmingham, AL, Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician (CCHT)
  • Todd O. Price, Huntsville, AL, Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician (CCHT)
  • Keely D. Sullivan, Canterbury, NH, Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician (CCHT)
  • Guadalupe Aguilar, San Diego, CA, Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician - Advanced (CCHT-A)
  • Carolyn A. Durkin, Massapequa Park, NY, Certified Dialysis Nurse (CDN)
  • Alexa L. Champion, Westminster, CA, Certified Nephrology Nurse (CNN)
  • Joshina Dass, Missouri City, TX, Certified Nephrology Nurse - Nurse Practitioner (CNN-NP)
NNCC's approach to certification has always been patient-focused, with the primary goals of promoting patient safety and ensuring quality of care. NNCC offers certification for nephrology and dialysis healthcare professionals in virtually any role, from technicians to nurse practitioners.

Quality is your paramount goal, and NNCC wants to reward you for it. The NNCC Quality Improvement Award is given to an individual or organization who has participated in a quality improvement project that promotes optimal patient outcomes in nephrology. The recipient will receive $1,000, national recognition, and a personally delivered engraved plaque during an awards ceremony. Submit the electronic application before June 15, 2022.

Requirements include travel two weekends per year (expenses paid). Your job cannot include staff education other than precepting new employers. Interested? Contact NNCC at nncc@nncc-exam.org.
October Quiz
Certified Dialysis Technicians!
Take the NNCC MARCH Pop Quiz
Calling all CERTIFIED DIALYSIS TECHNICIANS! It’s your turn for the “NNCC Question of the Month.” This month the question is for dialysis technicians (CCHTs)! Click the link to see the list of options, choose the correct answer, find the rationale and reference information. You can find this question at NNCC on Facebook. Or, go straight to the question here! Good luck and have fun!
Upcoming Meetings: Visit our Booth!
NNCC will be exhibiting at the following meetings this spring. Please stop by to learn more about NNCC's certifications, award programs and more.
March 22 - 25, 2022, Las Vegas NV
Booth #107
April 6 - 10, 2022, Boston, MA
Booth #1101
May 22 - 25, 2022, Fort Worth, TX
Booth # 516
June 21 - 26, 2022, Orlando, FL
Booth # TBD