The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) created new accreditation criteria that take effect in 2013. ANNA’s Continuing Education Approval Board (CEAB) has reviewed the current Guidelines for Continuing Education Approval and developed some clarification of areas, adding language to forms, creating additional policies, and adding some new information to forms. At the same time, CEAB also updated its information to reflect current needs and practices.
On July 2, 2012, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would update Medicare policies and payment rates for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) facilities paid under the ESRD Prospective Payment System (PPS) for calendar year (CY) 2013. The proposed rule also would strengthen incentives for improved quality of care and better outcomes for patients through improvements to the ESRD Quality Incentive Program (QIP).
ANNA is pleased to announce an exciting change that will enhance the functioning of what we once called Special Interest Groups (SIGs), now called Specialty Practice Networks (SPNs). Through ANNA Connected, SPN members are automatically subscribed to SPN eGroups that connect them with other members with the same interests. You'll be "SPiNning" with the valuable information you'll receive. The SPNs have tapped into the excellent specialty practice talent in our general membership.
Welcome to ANNA’s redesigned website. We hope this new site will enhance your online experience. Enjoy these new features and improvements while you browse the site:
ANNA distributed a variety of nursing excellence awards, educational scholarships, and research grants to ANNA members and chapters during ANNA's 43rd National Symposium in Orlando. Congratulations to these deserving members and chapters on their outstanding achievements! Click below for more information about the award recipients.
An electronic version of the 2011 edition of the Nephrology Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice is available. Now in eBook format, this edition of the Scope and Standards has been expanded to include a definition of nephrology nursing, trends and opportunities, and the future of nephrology nursing.
ANNA has published a new resource for acute care nurses: "Acute Care Hemodialysis Orientation Manual and Assessment Tools." This electronic book provides an orientation overview for the nurse new to nephrology or the veteran nephrology nurse who is mentoring a new nurse. It is generic enough to be widely applicable, yet specific enough to address the wide range of skills and knowledge for nephrology nurses across the continuum.
Nephrology Nursing Journal (NNJ) articles are available in ANNA's Online Library. The complete journal article archive - from January 2000 to the current issue - is fully searchable. Search NNJ articles by keyword, author, volume/issue, or CNE availability. In addition, the CNE evaluation process for all NNJ articles now occurs within the Online Library. Earn CNE online and keep a transcript of the NNJ CNE you've earned in the Online Library.
ANNA has released the 2011 edition of the Nephrology Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice. This new edition has been expanded to include a definition of nephrology nursing, trends and opportunities, and the future of nephrology nursing. It serves as a guide in identifying nephrology nurses responsibilities to their profession, their colleagues, and the patient.
ANNA has developed a job description template for an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) practicing in nephrology. The template outlines suggested APRN roles and responsibilities but can be adapted as needed to different workplaces.