Nancy Calton MSN, RN, CDN

Nancy has been working as a hemodialysis nurse since 1995 in both acute and outpatient settings. She is a Certified Dialysis Nurse and American Nephrology Nurses Association member. Nancy is a Charge Nurse at DaVita Natomas Dialysis Center in Sacramento, California, and she also works per diem at the University of California, Davis Medical Center in the Renal Services Department.

She recently completed her Master's Degree in Nursing at Sacramento State University, and she investigated the role of depression in outpatient treatment schedule non-adherence in her thesis research. Today's presentation will include her findings regarding patient depression and treatment schedule non-adherence. Additionally, she will discuss ANNA recommendations regarding depression screening along with implications for nephrology nursing practice for this patient population. She is interested in further research regarding nephrology nurse perceptions of patients' emotional well-being in the outpatient hemodialysis setting.