Anitha Philip DNP, APRN, FNP-C, CNN-NP, FNKF

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse – Nephrology Division

Anitha Philip has been a Registered Nurse since 1998 and started her career as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in 2008. She earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Rush University, Chicago, IL in 2020 and has been caring for patients with chronic kidney disease and patients on dialysis both in the outpatient and inpatient settings. She is a Certified Nephrology Nurse Practitioner (CNN-NP) and earned Fellowship of the National Kidney Foundation (FNKF) certification by National Kidney Foundation. She is a member of the American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) and has been appointed by the American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) a best practice advisor for the chronic kidney disease (CKD) Specialty Practice Network (SPN) committee for the ANNA in 2023.

Her manuscript, β€œThe Impact of an Education Intervention to Improve Blood Pressure Control among Black non-Hispanic Patients and Hispanic Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease,” was published in the Nephrology Nursing Journal and received the 2023 Nephrology Nursing Journal Education Writing award. She is also a speaker and has presented abstracts at annual conferences, such as the Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS) Annual Research Conference and Association of Community Health Nursing Educators (ACHNE). She has been appointed to serve on the National kidney Foundation of Illinois Professional Advisory Board Executive committee from Jan 2024 – Dec 2026. She is deeply passionate about educating patients, families and the community in protecting, maintaining and improving kidney health.