Acknowledgement of Funding: Brittany Koons, PhD, RN was supported by the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for Institutional Research Training (T32) Individualized Care for At Risk Frail Elders (T32NR009356) at the New Courtland Center for Transitions and Health at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and a postdoctoral fellowship award by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholar program.
Contact hours available until 8/31/2023.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online NCPD evaluation.
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Paula Dutka, MSN, RN, CNN, disclosed that she is a consultant for Rockwell Medical.
All other members of the Editorial Board had no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this nursing continuing professional development education activity.
The authors reported no actual or potential conflict of interest.
This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Beth Ulrich, EdD, RN, FACHE, FAONL, FAAN, Nephrology Nursing Journal Editor-in-Chief, and Sally Russell, MN, CMSRN, CPP, ANNA Education Director.
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Learning Outcome: Upon completion of this learning activity, the nephrology nurse will have an increased understanding of the U.S. kidney allocation system; its patient disparities in racial, gender, age, socioeconomic, physiological, geographic, and health care system disparities; and the future agenda for kidney transplantation wait listing.