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Why join ANNA

Why you should join ANNA

Why should a dialysis-trained registered nurse join the American Nephrology Nursing Association, affectionately known as ANNA. I have been an ANNA member for many, many years and I would like to give you a couple of good reasons why I think all dialysis nurses should belong to ANNA.

Professional Development:

ANNA members receive the bimonthly Nephrology Nursing Journal, the monthly E-News updates, weekly RenalWeb E-News letters, have access to the ANNA online library and access to free CNE’s monthly. They also have access to scholarships, grants and awards, and get this you can write off professional development activities on your taxes.


ANNA members receive discounts for annual conferences, which offer educational opportunities at every stage of your professional development. They also offer an opportunity to mix and mingle with others in the field, meet experts and exchange ideas. There are always recruiters, product manufacturers and pharmaceutical reps in the conference center at booths to visit. You can learn about what’s new and what is coming from the experts. I have made many life long friends from ANNA meetings and they give me an opportunity to catch up with old friends who happen to attend the conference.

So . . . Why am I telling you this now? In honor of Nephrology Nurses Week ANNA’s new membership campaign “Score with Four” is offering new members a $10 ANNA cash voucher code to redeem in ANNA’s Store or Online Library, and the member who recruits the most new members will receive an ANNA publication package that includes the Core Curriculum for Nephrology Nursing, 6th Edition, 2015, Contemporary Nephrology Nursing, 3rd Edition, 2017, Nephrology Nursing Scope & Standards of Practice, 8th Edition, 2017 and the Nephrology Nursing Certification Review Guide, 5th Edition, 2016 which I would love to add to DTI’s library!

If you would like to join this awesome organization log on to and enter Cheryl Falconer in the box that asks “Who asked you to join ANNA?”


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