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2021 Nephrology Nursing Practice, Management, & Leadership Conference

010a - Health Policy Workshop: Welcome, Update Nursing Legislation & Funding Issues, Kidney Community Legislative Issues

Sep 16, 2021 8:30am ‐ Sep 16, 2021 10:00am


This workshop features key legislative, regulatory, and health policy issues affecting nephrology nursing, and provides training on effective advocacy outreach. In addition, information is provided to “virtually lobby” Members of Congress to have your voice heard on the issues of greatest concern to the nephrology nursing profession.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information:

Contact hours available until 9/19/2023.

Requirements for Successful Completion:

Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online nursing continuing professional development evaluation. You will be able to print your NCPD certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

Planning Committee Disclosures:

There are no Planning Committee disclosures to declare.

Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

There are no speaker disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:

No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:
The American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

ANNA is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 17499.

ANNA urges participants to be aware of the CE requirements for re-licensure in the states in which they hold a license.

Learning Outcome:

After completing this educational activity, the learner will have increased knowledge related to current legislative, regulatory, and health policy issues affecting nephrology nursing.


  • Donna J. Bednarski, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, CNN, CNP, Nurse Practitioner, Harper University Hospital
  • James Twaddell, ANNA Health Policy Consultant, Senior Vice President, The District Policy Group at Drinker Biddle & Reath
  • David F. Walz, MBA, BSN, RN, CNN, FACHE, Senior Director, CentraCare Health
  • Rachel Stevenson, MA, Director of Government Affairs, American Association of College of Nursing (AACN)
  • Troy Zimmerman, Special Projects Director, National Kidney Foundation

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Nancy Lidle
9/20/21 9:06 am