This presenter makes the case for advanced practice RNs to practice independently in nephrology, offering compelling evidence to support this model. She discusses the barriers that need to be overcome to achieve this goal.
Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information:
Contact hours available until 10/16/2025.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) evaluation. You will be able to print your NCPD certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.
Disclosure of relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies (planners, faculty/speakers, reviewers):
Planning Committee Disclosures: There are no Planning Committee disclosures to declare.
Speaker Disclosures: Susan Walker - Employee, Azura Vascular Care
Commercial Support: No commercial support declared.
Accreditation Statement: The American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
ANNA is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 17499.
ANNA urges participants to be aware of the CE requirements for re-licensure in the states in which they hold a license.
Learning Outcome: After completing this learning activity, the participant will be able to discuss training models for the new to nephrology APP, care models for independent practice, and overcoming barriers to working independently at the top of license.