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CNN-NP: Certified Nephrology Nurse –

Nurse Practitioner


Offered By:

Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission (NNCC)

East Holly Avenue

Box 56

Pitman, NJ 08071-0056

856.256.2321 (Voice)

856.589.7463 (Fax)

888.884.6622 (Toll Free)


CNN-NP Eligibility Criteria


  1. The applicant must hold a full and unrestricted license as a registered nurse in the United States, or its territories and be nationally certified as a nurse practitioner.

  2. The applicant must have a minimum of 2000 hours as a nurse practitioner practicing in nephrology within two (2) years prior to submitting this application.

  3. The applicant must possess a minimum of a master’s degree in nursing.

  4. The applicant must have completed twenty (20) nephrology-specific contact hours of approved continuing education within two (2) years prior to submitting this application. Continuing education must be approved by one of the following: 

    Organizations accredited by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center – Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA) the credentialing body of the American Nurses Association. For example, The American Nephrology Nurses’ Association (ANNA), which is both an accredited provider and approver of continuing education in nursing. Also included are:

    The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)
    The Council of Continuing Education
    The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
    California, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, or Ohio State Boards of Nursing
    Organizations accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) For example, the American Society of Nephrology and the Office of Continuing Education, School of Medicine, University of Missouri-Columbia that sponsors the Annual Dialysis Conference. 

    Please be aware that although programs may meet requirements set forth by other state boards of nursing, they may not meet the Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission criteria.

    No individual shall be excluded from the opportunity to participate in the NNCC certification program on the basis of race, national origin, religion, sex, age or disability.

Exam Fee: CNN-NP

$375 (non-member)

$50 (Late Fee)

$350 (ANNA, NOVA, ASN, NFK Member)

Application Submission:

This application must be submitted to:


PO Box 56

Pitman, NJ 08071-0056


Exam Scheduling:

Your application must first be approved before scheduling an exam. Once  approved, you will be emailed a link allowing you to choose and exam date, time and location. Simply follow the link to book your exam. All exams are offered in the Computer-Based Test (CBT) format. To find a CBT site near you, click the “Test Sites” button at the top of this website.

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