To honor the dedicated nurses who care for patients with kidney disease, ANNA has designated the second full week in September as Nephrology Nurses Week. Nephrology Nurses Week gives employers, patients, and others the opportunity to thank nephrology nurses for their life-saving work.
Each month ANNA offers a FREE continuing nursing education (CNE) program in ANNA’s Online Library. This special offer is available to ANNA members only! This month's featured session, "Mastering Precepting," was originally offered at the 2013 National Symposium in Las Vegas. Presented by Beth Ulrich, EdD, RN, FACHE, FAAN, this session focuses on the role of a preceptor and strategies and techniques of precepting.
ANNA membership offers many benefits, including the opportunity to participate in ANNA's award, scholarship, and grant program. Nominate a deserving colleague for one of many Outstanding Achievement Awards, which recognize achievement in areas such as leadership development, clinical practice, education, management, patient care, research, and collaboration. Or apply for a scholarship or grant to pursue higher education or fund a clinical research project or patient education program.
Who knows more about kidney disease than nephrology nurses? Kidney Disease Awareness and Education (KDAE) Week ~ August 4-8, 2014 ~ is dedicated to educating individuals in positions of legislative influence who may not understand how their decisions impact our profession and our patients.
ANNA's accredited approver unit, known as the Continuing Education Approval Board (CEAB), is a standing committee of the Association. CEAB reviews applications for continuing nursing education (CNE) and must adhere to the policies, procedures, and CNE criteria of the accrediting body, American Nurses Credentialing Center Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA).
The ANNA Resource Corps (ARC) is a volunteer database where ANNA members can maintain a volunteer profile outlining their unique strengths, skills, and interests. This information is then used to identify members with the specific talents and interests that match opportunities that arise within the organization.
ANNA members are invited to submit proposals for the 2015 ANNA research grant program. The following grants are available: