Kim Alleman is a Nurse Practitioner atHartford Hospital Transplant Program for the past 15 years. She has been involved in nephrology andtransplant for more than 20 years. Shehas been very active in the American Nephrology Nurses Association. Currently she serves as the President of theNephrology Nurse Certification Commission (NNCC) and was formerly theChairperson of the Advanced Practice Board. She was co-editor of the Advanced Practice section of the 6th edition ofthe Core Curriculum for Nephrology Nursing and a reviewer for the third editionof Contemporary Nephrology Nursing.