To recognize nephrology nurses’ passion and dedication to caring for patients with kidney disease, Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA) is providing the American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) a $20,000 grant for five educational scholarships in the amount of $4,000. FMCNA announced the grant during Nephrology Nurses Week in September 2017, underscoring its belief in supporting nurses by helping them further their education.
In 2005, the American Nephrology Nurses Association designated the second full week in September as Nephrology Nurses Week, a time to celebrate the nurses who are committed to improving the lives of patients living with kidney disease.
Nephrology nurses are dedicated to providing personalized care to people living with kidney disease, and their passion and commitment to patients truly makes a difference. This contribution to their professional association is our way of not only thanking these caregivers who are vital to the profession, but also helping them further their careers.
– Dr. Frank Maddux, Chief Medical Officer, FMCNA
Stories from Our Nephrology Nurses
The story of Blake Schuchardt who was inspired by his care at Fresenius Kidney Care to become a nephrology nurse.
The story of Katrina Tamayo who followed in her mother’s footsteps to become a nephrology nurse.
The story of Amanda Conchas who received a kidney from her husband and hopes to become a nephrology nurse.
The story of Jaci Ince who was inspired to work in a clinic and pursue her nursing degree after caring for her grandmother.
About ANNA and Membership
The American Nephrology Nurses Association improves members' lives through education, advocacy, networking and science.
Since it was established as a nonprofit organization in 1969, ANNA has been serving members who span the nephrology nursing spectrum. ANNA has a membership of over 9,000 registered nurses and other health care professionals at all levels of practice. Members work in such areas as conservative management, peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis, continuous renal replacement therapies, transplantation, industry and government/regulatory agencies.
ANNA is committed to advancing the nephrology nursing specialty and nurturing every ANNA member. We achieve these goals by providing the highest quality educational products, programs and services. Our members are leaders who advocate for patients, mentor each other and lobby legislators, all to inspire excellence.