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Acute Care Orientation Manual and Assessment Tools (eBook) © 2017

This electronic resource provides both an orientation overview for the acute care nurse new to nephrology or the veteran nephrology nurse who is mentoring a nurse new to the specialty. This edition includes an updated module on Hemodialysis and three new modules on Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy, Peritoneal Dialysis, and Therapeutic Apheresis, which further reflect the diversity of acute nephrology practice. Each module includes an overview of the topic as well as a list of skills that relate to that topic. (338 pages)


Acute Care Orientation Manual Module 1 ~ Hemodialysis (eBook) © 2017

This electronic resource provides both an orientation overview for the acute care nurse new to nephrology or the veteran nephrology nurses who is mentoring a nurse new to the specialty. The module includes an overview and a list of skills that relate to hemodialysis. (117 pages, ISBN 978-1-940325-43-9)


Acute Care Orientation Manual Module 2 ~ Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (eBook) © 2017

This electronic resource provides both an orientation overview for the acute care nurse new to nephrology or the veteran nephrology nurses who is mentoring a nurse new to the specialty. The module includes an overview and a list of skills that relate to continuous renal replacement therapy. (81 pages, ISBN 978-1-940325-44-6)


Acute Care Orientation Manual Module 3 ~ Peritoneal Dialysis (eBook) © 2017

This electronic resource provides both an orientation overview for the acute care nurse new to nephrology or the veteran nephrology nurses who is mentoring a nurse new to the specialty. The module includes an overview and a list of skills that relate to peritoneal dialysis. (71 pages, ISBN 978-1-940325-45-3)


Acute Care Orientation Manual Module 4 ~ Therapeutic Apheresis (eBook) © 2017

This electronic resource provides both an orientation overview for the acute care nurse new to nephrology or the veteran nephrology nurses who is mentoring a nurse new to the specialty. The module includes an overview and a list of skills that relate to hemodialysis. (69 pages, ISBN 978-1-940325-46-0)


Contemporary Nephrology Nursing (Third Edition) © 2017

The scope of this respected and trusted classic has been expanded to include the most complete collection of nephrology nursing topics ever published. An excellent resource for all nurses caring for patients with kidney disease, the 2017 edition of the Contemporary Nephrology Nursing textbook includes 50 chapters written by 79 expert authors. This edition includes an update of all current chapters with evidence-based data and the addition of 28 completely new chapters, covering the full breadth of nephrology nursing practice. Three exciting new sections deal with nursing management of comorbidities and complications, cultural safety, health literacy, psychosocial issues in nephrology nursing, and regenerative medicine and innovations. Each chapter includes key concepts highlighting implications for nephrology nursing. Each chapter offers self-assessment questions and continuing nursing education (CNE) credit opportunities; more than 75 contact hours are available. Click here for more information. (1,072 pages, ISBN 978-1-940325-37-8)

Note: Individuals may apply for continuing nursing education by reading a chapter and completing the Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) Evaluation Form for that chapter (CNE processing fees apply).

  • Click here to go to the ANNA Online Library and complete the CNE evaluation process online and immediately receive a downloadable certificate.
  • Click here to access the CNE Evaluation Forms in PDF format.

Core Curriculum for Nephrology Nursing (Sixth Edition) © 2015

Comprising six individual modules written by experts in the field, this revised and expanded edition presents the newest information regarding kidney disease, its treatment, and the nursing care involved. Designed to provide information for the novice as well as the experienced health professional, this edition provides information not published in previous editions. Each module offers self-assessment questions and CNE credit opportunities. Click here for more information. (1,576 pages; ISBN 978-1-940325-12-5)

Note: Individuals may apply for CNE by reading a Core Curriculum chapter and completing the CNE Evaluation Form for that chapter (CNE processing fees apply).

  • Click here to go to ANNA's Online Library and complete the CNE evaluation process online and immediately receive a downloadable certificate.
  • Click here to access the CNE Evaluation Forms in PDF format.

Core Curriculum Module 1 - Foundations for Practice in Nephrology Nursing © 2015

Highlighted topics include Professional Issues in Nephrology Nursing; Research and Evidence-Based Practice in Nephrology Nursing; Health Policy, Politics, and Influence in Nephrology Nursing; Essentials of Disaster and Emergency Preparedness in Nephrology Nursing. (168 pages; ISBN 978-1-940325-06-4)


Core Curriculum Module 2 - Physiologic and Psychosocial Basis for Nephrology Nursing Practice © 2015

Highlighted topics include The Kidney in Health and Disease; Chronic Kidney Disease; Individualizing the Care for Those with Kidney Disease; Foundations in Nutrition and Clinical Applications in Nephrology Nursing; Foundations in Pharmacology and Clinical Applications in Nephrology Nursing; Foundations in Infection Prevention, Control, and Clinical Applications in Nephrology Nursing. (440 pages; ISBN 978-1-940325-07-1)


Core Curriculum Module 3 - Treatment Options for Patients with Chronic Kidney Failure © 2015

Highlighted topics include Transplantation; Hemodialysis; Vascular Access for Hemodialysis; Peritoneal Dialysis; Home Dialysis. (344 pages; ISBN 978-1-940325-08-8)


Core Curriculum Module 4 - Acute Kidney Injury © 2015

Highlighted topics include Program Management in the Acute Care Setting; Acute Kidney Injury; Hemodialysis in the Acute Care Setting; Water Treatment in the Acute Care Setting; Peritoneal Dialysis in the Acute Care Setting; The Patient with a Ventricular Assist Device; Continuous Renal Replacement Therapies; Therapeutic Apheresis. (272 pages; ISBN 978-1-940325-09-5)


Core Curriculum Module 5 - Kidney Disease in Patient Populations Across the Life Span © 2015

Highlighted topics include Care of the Neonate to Adolescent with Kidney Disease; Care of the Older Adult with Kidney Disease. (120 pages; ISBN 978-1-940325-10-1)


Core Curriculum Module 6 - The APRN’s Approaches to Care in Nephrology © 2015

Highlighted topics include Professional Issues for the APRN in Nephrology; Overview of CKD for the APRN; Overview of Treatment Options for CKD for the APRN; Overview of Acute Care for the APRN; Overview of Pediatric Nephrology for the APRN. (232 pages; ISBN 978-1-940325-11-8)


End-Stage Renal Disease Briefing Book for State and Federal Policymakers: A Guide to Kidney Disease Awareness and Education © 2008


Fact Sheets

The ANNA Specialty Practice Networks have developed Fact Sheets on the following topics: Acute Kidney Injury; Anemia; Bone Mineral Metabolism; Chronic Kidney Disease; Hemodialysis; Home Hemodialysis; Peritoneal Dialysis; Transplantation; Vascular Access; Pediatric ESRD - Chronic Kidney Disease; Pediatric ESRD - Hemodialysis; Pediatric ESRD - Peritoneal Dialysis; Pediatric ESRD - Renal Transplant; and Pediatric Nephrotic Syndrome.


Manager Resource Sheets

The ANNA Administration Specialty Practice Network (SPN) has developed seven Manager Resources: Conflict Resolution; Delegation Decision Tree; Effective Performance Evaluations; Opening a New Dialysis Facility: Helpful Hints; Opening a New Dialysis Facility: Sample Checklist; Organizational Resource List; and Survey Readiness Checklist.


Nephrology Nursing Certification Review Guide © 2016 (5th edition)

The 2016 edition of the Nephrology Nursing Certification Review Guide is an excellent resource to assist professionals in preparing for the Certified Nephrology Nurse (CNN) and Certified Dialysis Nurse (CDN) exams. The review guide includes comprehensive case studies and more than 225 questions covering multiple areas within the specialty, a practice test answer key with suggested references and readings, and sections on critical thinking related to test taking. This expanded edition also includes a section for advanced practice nurses that focuses on pharmacology and diagnosis. This resource can be used in conjunction with other primary sources such as the Core Curriculum for Nephrology Nursing as a study guide for the nephrology nursing certification exams. (64 pages; ISBN 978-1-940325-24-8)


Nephrology Nursing Journal

The Nephrology Nursing Journal is designed to meet the education and information needs of nephrology nurses in a variety of roles at all levels of practice. Its content expands the knowledge base for nephrology nurses, stimulates professional growth, guides research-based practice, presents new technological developments, and provides a forum for review of critical issues promoting the advancement of nephrology nursing practice.


Nephrology Nursing Shortage and Solutions Invitational Summit ~ Information and Resources

In March 2003, ANNA convened an invitational summit to bring members of the renal community together to discuss issues concerning the shortage of nurses in dialysis and to create a detailed national plan to address the recruitment of nurses into nephrology and the retention of experienced nephrology nurses.


Nephrology Nursing Process of Care: Apheresis and Therapeutic Plasma Exchange and Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy © 2011

This publication contains two sections reprinted from the Nephrology Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice book (Seventh Edition). The contents deal with the nephrology nursing process for continuous renal replacement therapy and apheresis and therapeutic plasma exchange. The book is published by the American Nephrology Nurses Association and is endorsed by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. (39 pages)


Nephrology Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice © 2017 (8th edition)

The Nephrology Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice (8th Edition) provides a method of defining the scope of nephrology nursing practice and a conduit for evaluating that practice. This resource serves as a guide in identifying nephrology nurses’ responsibilities to their profession, their colleagues, and the healthcare consumer. The new edition includes:

  • an updated definition of nephrology nursing and scope of practice statement
  • a new standard related to culturally congruent practice
  • defined competencies for the graduate-level prepared nurse
  • examples on how to use the standards in clinical practice featuring vignettes of situations that require intervention by the nephrology nurse
  • samples of tools that incorporate the standards into various situations
  • a glossary to aid with the understanding of terms used

(124 pages; ISBN 978-1-940325-32-3)


Scope of Practice for Nephrology Nursing


Standards of Practice


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

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