A Letter from the ANNA President

AspireCelebrate Nephrology Nurses Week ~ September 9-15, 2018!

Dear Colleague:

PhotoThe American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) has designated the second full week in September each year as Nephrology Nurses Week. On behalf of ANNA, I invite you to celebrate this special week and honor the men and women whose dedication, compassion, and commitment to their patients make nephrology nursing such a unique specialty. In 2018, Nephrology Nurses Week will be celebrated September 9-15. This year's theme is "Nephrology Nurses Aspire to Excellence."

Nephrology nurses use their vision, knowledge, and skills to take action and improve patient outcomes. They make a positive difference in the lives of patients and their families every day. Individuals with kidney disease rely on the skills, knowledge, and expertise of nephrology nurses to ensure the safety and effectiveness of their life-saving care.

ANNA applauds all nephrology nurses and acknowledges your contributions to the profession and to kidney patient care. We are proud to honor nephrology nurses throughout the year, but especially during Nephrology Nurses Week.

Nephrology Nurses WeekNephrology Nurses Week is the perfect time to recognize your nephrology nurse colleagues and their commitment to improving the quality of life for patients with kidney disease. Start planning now for ways to recognize your nephrology nurse colleagues and celebrate this special week in your facility.

It's time to celebrate the commitment and dedication that you display everyday on behalf of you patients! Your unselfish work to maintain the health of thousands of individuals with kidney disease is the focus of this special week. ANNA wants to take this opportunity to thank all nephrology nurses for your hard work and dedication. We hope you take time during this special week to celebrate, relax, and remember how much we appreciate you. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of patients, their families, and your communities every day!

Sincerely,

Lynda K. Ball, MSN, RN, CNN
2018-2019 ANNA President