The Development of Kidney Transplant Nursing

The Development of Kidney Transplant Nursing

Identification: nnj_nd14A4
Issue: November-December 2014
Volume: Vol. 41, No. 6
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Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in the March/April 2009 issue of the Nephrology Nursing Journal.

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The authors reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education activity.

Nephrology Nursing Journal Editorial Board Statements of Disclosure

In accordance with ANCC governing rules Nephrology Nursing Journal Editorial Board statements of disclosure are published with each CNE offering. The statements of disclosure for this offering are published below.

Paula Dutka MSN, RN, CNN, disclosed that she is a coordinator of Clinical Trials for the following sponsors: Amgen, Rockwell Medical, Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Akebia Therapeutics, and Dynavax Technologies.

Carol M. Headley DNSc, ACNP-BC, RN, CNN, disclosed that she is a Consultant and/or member of the Corporate Speaker’s Bureau for Sanofi Renal, and a member of the Advisory Board for Amgen.

Tamara M. Kear, PhD, RN, CNS, CNN, disclosed that she is a Fresenius employee, freelance editor for Lippincott Williams & Wilkins and Elsevier publishing companies, and a consultant for Symplmed.

All other members of the Editorial Board had no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education activity.

This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Beth Ulrich, EdD, RN, FACHE, FAAN, Nephrology Nursing Journal Editor, and Hazel A. Dennison, DNP, RN, APNc, CPHQ, CNE, ANNA Education Director.

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American Nephrology Nurses’ Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

To provide an overview of the development of kidney transplant nursing as a specialized area of practice.


  1. Discuss early kidney transplant experiments pre-World War II and into the 1950s.
  2. Describe how kidney transplantation evolved during the 1960s and beyond.
  3. Identify key changes in post-transplant patient care over the last 60 years.
  4. Outline significant events in transplant nursing as recalled by early transplant nurses.


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Pennapaporn Penney
12/31/16 9:14 pm

Despite technological advances that have improved patient outcomes,the nurses responsibility remains critical. During the patient's recovery period the critical factors for nursing included education for the patient and counseling for the patient family so that they become the sustaining support period for the patient.