Evolution of Nephrology Nursing as Reflected in the Early Nursing Literature

Identification: nnj_ma_19A1
Issue: March-April 2019
Volume: Vol. 46, No. 2
Credits (Post Test and/or Evaluation Required)
Available until 04/30/2021
  • 1.50 - CH


Contact hours available until 4/30/2021.

Requirements for Successful Completion:

Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

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.

Norma J. Gomez, MBA, MSN, CNNe, disclosed that she is a member of the ZS Pharma Advisory Council.

Tamara M. Kear, PhD, RN, CNS, CNN, disclosed that she is a member of the ANNA Board of Directors, serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for Kibow Biotech, Inc., and is employed by Fresenius Kidney Care as an acute hemodialysis RN.

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 Sally Russell, MN, CMSRN, CPP, ANNA Education Director.

Accreditation Statement:
American Nephrology Nurses Association – Provider is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

ANNA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 00910.

This CNE article meets the Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission’s (NNCC’s) continuing nursing education requirements for certification and recertification.

Learning Outcome:

After completing this learning activity, the learner will be able to summarize of how nursing journal articles reflect changes in nephrology nursing in the early 1900s.

Learner Engagement Activity:

To discover more about the origins of nephrology and nephrology nursing as specialty medical/nursing practices, read any or all of the articles summarized in this current article.


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Expired On: Apr 30, 2021

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Mary Mueller
5/14/19 2:37 pm

I really enjoyed reading about the history of dialysis. I started in dialysis in late 1980 and have seen huge strides over the years. Thank goodness for determined physicians and nurses to keep getting better at their craft.

Tina Tielman
12/2/20 2:14 pm

It was very interesting that accurate I&O was as important in the past as it is today

Jamie Wodynski
12/4/20 6:58 pm

Wonderful article, very informative

Lillie Knox
12/8/20 2:23 pm

A very interesting thought provoking article.

Dawn Bowers
12/8/20 2:48 pm

I too really enjoyed this article. Being a Nephrology nurse since 1972, I truly appreciate our path of discovery and improvements made for our patients.

Eleanor Stewart
12/17/20 3:16 pm

Very interesting to see how nephrology has evolved.

Jennifer Budary
12/30/20 8:27 pm

I enjoyed reading the evolution of dialysis and changes to care nurses give patients. I believe in the out patient setting of hemodialysis there is not the time spent with patients that was described in the articles.

Linda Owens
12/31/20 5:28 pm

I just finished reading this article on past dialysis treatment. The information made me appreciate the advancement in dialysis that has occurred over the years. We still need dedicated doctors and nurses to care for those with kidney failure.