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CNN-NP Certification and Recertification

‐ Feb 25, 2020 9:00pm

Credits: None available.

Certification as a Certified Nephrology Nurse-Nurse Practitioner (CNN-NP) is often of interest to nurse practitioners practicing in nephrology. Why pursue certification? Certification is the formal recognition of specialized knowledge, skills, and experience. Certification as a CNN-NP also helps ensure patient safety. This session reviews the history and background of the CNN-NP and the Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission. Discussion includes importance of certification, CNN-NP testing requirements, and the process of applying to take the CNN-NP examination. Considerations regarding studying for the CNN-NP are reviewed as well as recertification requirements.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information

Contact hours available until 2/25/22.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.


Cynthia Ann Smith, DNP, CNN-NP, FNP-BC, APRN, FNKF

Speakers Bureau: Sanofi Genzyme, Relypsa
Contributing Author/Reviewer: Elsevier

There are no other disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

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.

Learning Outcome:
Following this session, nephrology APNs will have an increased comfort level and knowledge base regarding CNN-NP certification and recertification.


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