Education Modules

These modules have been developed by the American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) to provide nurses with education and tools to address key nursing care needs and discuss critical issues with patients and their families.


Chronic Kidney Disease: What Every Nurse Caring for the CKD Patient Should Know

This series is designed to support the learning needs of nurses who care for nephrology patients in alternative settings. The modules address the nursing care needs of the chronic kidney disease (CKD) patient in settings outside of nephrology or dialysis. Given the magnitude of the population afflicted with CKD and the variety of settings in which these patients are found, the contents of each module will be of benefit to nurses caring for nephrology patients in many settings. The following modules are available:

  • Module 1: Introduction to Chronic Kidney Disease: An Overview of Causes, Stages, and Treatment
  • Module 2: Chronic Kidney Disease - Stages 1 through 3
  • Module 3: Chronic Kidney Disease - Stages 4 and 5: Overview of Therapy Options
  • Module 4: Kidney Replacement Therapy - Transplantation
  • Module 5: Kidney Replacement Therapy - Self-Care Dialysis
  • Module 6: Kidney Replacement Therapy - Assisted Dialysis
  • Module 7: Chronic Kidney Disease in the Pediatric Population
  • Module 8: Palliative and End-of-Life Care of Patients with CKD

Go to CKD Modules

Access CKD Modules in ANNA Online Library


End-of-Life Decision-Making and the Role of the Nephrology Nurse

This series is designed to provide the nephrology nurse with tools to discuss end-of-life issues with patients and their families. The following modules are available:

Note: Content available for viewing. Contact hours are no longer available.


Archived Webinars

ANNA offers select webinars as online independent studies.

Go to archived webinars in ANNA Online Library


American Nephrology Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Updated 11/16