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ANNA's 46th National Symposium

April 19 - 22, 2015

Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
1000 West Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-8403
407-939-1000

ANNA’s National Symposium — the premier nephrology nursing meeting of the year — is guaranteed to expand your knowledge base, enhance your clinical skills, and translate evidence into your daily practice. Join us for this special 45th anniversary meeting!

ANNA's 46th National Symposium - 2015


the Windy City Chapter presents -
A Dinner/Educational Meeting:


Understanding Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (aHUS):
A Differntial Diagnosis of Thrombotic Microangiopathies (TMAs)
presented by
Bruce Berger, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine


Tuesday, May 5, 2015, from 6:30 - 8:30 pm

The Reel Club
272 Oakbrook Center
Oakbrook, IL 60523
630-368-9400

Celebrate National Nurses Week by enjoying an evening dinner with your colleages while you gain an understanding of uHUS and TMAs.

No contact hours will be awarded.

Free Program and Dinner - Except you must register and R.S.V.P. by the Deadline of May 4, 2015. Seating is limited and ANNA/Chapter members will be given first preference.

Parking is free in the lot.

Register by e-mail to chapter president, Susan Kuester at sjkuester@aol.com.


National Nurses Week - 2015

May 6 - 12, 2015

National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6th, also known as National Nurses Day, through May 12th, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.

Click on the following link to the American Nurses Association webbsite for further information on National Nurses Week and an opportunity to register for a free webinar (1CEU):

National Nurses Week 2015


Spring Nephrology Certification Exams: CNN-NP, CNN, CDN & CCHT
Hosted by C-NET and local area ANNA Chapters

Saturday, May 16, 2015 (Paper & Pencil option only).
8:00 am - 12:30 pm


Metro Chicago Healthcare Council (MCHC)
Lake Cook County Room - 19th Floor
222 South Riverside Plaza
Chicago, IL 60606
312-906-6000

Applications must be postmarked by March 7, 2015.
Late application postmark deadine is March 21st and a late fee will be charged.

Visit the NNCC website for applications, eligibility criteria, fees and further details:
Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission (NNCC)

All of the nephrology nursing certification exams now have a Computer Based Testing (CBT) option as well. Scheduling and testing sites for the CBT are more flexible than the Paper & Pencil option. Visit the NNCC website for further information or click on the following link for C-NET, the CBT administrators:

Center for Nursing Education & Testing (C-NET)


Nephrology Nurses Week
September 13 - 19, 2015




To honor the dedicated nephrology nurses who care for patients with kidney disease, ANNA has designated the second full week in September each year as Nephrology Nurses Week.

ANNA is proud to honor nephrology nurses throughout the year, but especially during Nephrology Nurses Week. Click on the following link to assist in celebrating your specialty:

Nephrology Nurses Week - 2015


ANNA's Fall Meeting for Nephrology Nurses,
Managers, and Advanced Practice Nurses


October 10 - 12, 2015

JW Marriott Austin
110 East Second Street
Austin, TX 78701
512-474-4777

Save the date and plan to attend. Information will be available at the ANNA website, or at the following link:

ANNA's Fall Meeting - 2015


Fall Nephrology Certification Exams: CNN-NP, CNN, CDN & CCHT
Hosted by C-NET and local area ANNA Chapters

Saturday, October 17, 2015 (Paper & Pencil option only).
8:00 am - 12:30 pm


Metro Chicago Healthcare Council (MCHC)
Lake Cook County Room - 19th Floor
222 South Riverside Plaza
Chicago, IL 60606
312-906-6000

Applications must be postmarked by August 8, 2015.
Late application postmark deadine is August 22nd and a late fee will be charged.

Visit the NNCC website for applications, eligibility criteria, fees and further details:
Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission (NNCC)

All of the nephrology nursing certification exams now have a Computer Based Testing (CBT) option as well. Scheduling and testing sites for the CBT are more flexible than the Paper & Pencil option. Visit the NNCC website for further information or click on the following link for C-NET, the CBT administrators:

Center for Nursing Education & Testing (C-NET)