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Nephrology Nurses Week

To honor the dedicated nephrology nurses who care for patients with kidney disease, ANNA has designated the second full week in September each year as Nephrology Nurses Week. In 2022, Nephrology Nurses Week will be celebrated September 11-17.

ANNA launched Nephrology Nurses Week to give employers, patients, and others the opportunity to thank nephrology nurses for their life-saving work. In addition, ANNA also hopes to spark interest in other nurses about the multifaceted career opportunities available in nephrology. One of the most diverse nursing specialties practiced today, nephrology nurses care for patients of all ages who have, or are at risk for, kidney disease. Nephrology nurses use their vision, knowledge, and skills to improve patient outcomes. Caring for patients with kidney disease requires nurses to be highly skilled, well educated, and motivated, and nephrology nurses cite the variety and challenges of the specialty as fueling their ongoing passion.


  • All About Nephrology Nursing ~ In this podcast episode, Nurse Alice interviews ANNA President Jennifer Payton about the nephrology nursing specialty, what it takes to become a nephrology nurse, and various career opportunities in nephrology nursing.
  • 'New Perspectives' with Dr. Tamara Kear ~ Barry Lefkowitz, the host of New Perspectives for RVN television, interviews ANNA Executive Director Tamara Kear. Dr. Kear discusses the nephrology nursing specialty, the care of individuals living with chronic kidney disease, the increase in acute kidney injury observed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the role of ANNA in advancing and advocating for nephrology nursing practice.
  • Celebrating Nephrology Nurses Week ~ In this podcast episode, Nurse Keith interviews ANNA President Angela Kurosaka about the importance of nephrology nursing, the celebration of Nephrology Nurses Week, advocacy in nephrology nursing, and the overall impact of the current nursing shortage.
  • Leading a Meaningful Career in Nephrology Nursing ~ Minority Nurse interviews ANNA member Phung Tran, MSN, MBA, RN, about a career in nephrology nursing and her own personal journey to becoming a nephrology nurse.
  • Interviews with Nephrology Nurses ~ The American Society of Nephrology interviewed nephrology nurses in celebration of Nephrology Nurses Week 2022.

Celebrate Nephrology Nurses Week!