Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), the nation’s leading renal care company, is making a $100,000 contribution to the American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA), a professional nursing organization with more than 8,500 members. In recognition of the organization’s 50th Anniversary year and Nephrology Nurses Week, the donation will fund an ongoing scholarship program, help increase awareness of the profession and strengthen engagement with nurses dedicated to caring for patients with chronic kidney disease.
For the second year, FMCNA and ANNA will award five $4,000 scholarships to nephrology nurses who wish to further their education. The remaining contribution will provide FMCNA nurses with support to advance their nursing education and the opportunity to participate in advocacy and networking opportunities through discounted 2019 ANNA membership rates. Learn more
Nephrology nurses provide compassionate, individualized care every day to people living with kidney disease. Nephrology nurses forge deep connections with patients to help them thrive during their dialysis journey, and we are committed to providing the support nurses need to deliver superior patient care every day.
— Dr. Frank Maddux, Chief Medical Officer, FMCNA
Stories from Our Nephrology Nurses
An interview with Tammie Kear, Ph.D., RN, CNN, Fresenius Medical Care nurse and president-elect of the American Nephrology Nurses Association.
The stories of Maureen Moore and Jennifer Cole, who both overcame great odds to dedicate their lives to helping others.
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.