New to Nephrology Practice Award

Sponsored by Kibow Biotech, Inc.


Recognize outstanding excellence displayed by an ANNA member who is new to nephrology nursing practice.


Complimentary registration to a future National Symposium within 2 years of receiving the award (value $500) and reimbursement of expenses for travel, hotel, and per diem following the National Symposium, up to $1,500.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Candidates for the award will be nominated.
  2. The nominee can either be nominated by someone else or self-nominated.
  3. Be a current full member of ANNA, in good standing, for a period of more than 1 year but less than 5 years in nephrology nursing. The time-period is based on the yearly published Awards & Scholarship deadline.
  4. Level of education: BSN or higher
  5. Application for the New to Practice Nephrology Practice nominee to include four essays questions (less than 250-word limit per question):
    1. What are one or more accomplishments thus far in your nephrology nursing career? Please explain.
    2. What have you done that would exemplify outstanding care for patient(s) with kidney disease? Please provide example(s).
    3. How have you or how would you help advance nephrology nursing through technology, innovation, evidence-based practice, clinical, safety, or education initiatives?
    4. What involvement have you had with your local ANNA chapter and/or ANNA nationally?

Winner's Obligation

  1. Duties at the National Symposium, as assigned by the ANNA Board of Directors and/or National Office
  2. Write an ANNA article about your experience at the National Symposium