The American Nephrology Nurses Association has earned Accreditation with Distinction from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the highest recognition awarded by the ANCCs accreditation program.
The honor is given to organizations that demonstrate quality and excellence in the curriculum, design and delivery of continuing nursing education. Organizations must meet comprehensive, evidence-based criteria to ensure CNE activities are effectively planned, implemented and evaluated.
As of September 2012, less than 10% of all ANCC-accredited organizations achieved this level of accreditation, according to a news release.
“We are proud to be recognized by ANCC for our commitment to continuous improvement and the highest quality continuing education for nurses,” ANNA President Norma Gomez, RN, MSN, MBA, CNN, said in the release. “ANCC accreditation gives nurses assurance that by choosing ANNA, they will receive the best CNE available.”
According to Hazel Dennison, RN, DNP, APNc, CPHQ, CNE, ANNAs director of education services and lead nurse planner, the recognition validates the content of the associations programs and events, which include two national meetings, publications and targeted education projects. The professional organization has more than 10,000 members, and its goal is to promote excellence in and appreciation of nephrology nursing to positively affect people who have kidney disease.
“The planning committee pours our hearts into finding the best speakers, writers and content for nephrology nurses,” Dennison said in the release. “This ANCC designation is very rewarding, not only for ANNAs leaders, volunteers and staff, but for the nurses who are spreading the knowledge in their practice every day.”
To learn more about the association, visit www.annanurse.org.