The Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission (NNCC)® Receives Accreditation of its Certified Nephrology Nurse (CNN)® and Certified Dialysis Nurse (CDN)® Certification Programs From the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification

Mt Laurel, NJ, (1/7/2021) —The Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC), is pleased to announce the Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission (NNCC) has been granted reaccreditation for the Certified Nephrology Nurse (CNN) and Certified Dialysis Nurse (CDN) certification programs.

The Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission® (NNCC) was established in 1987 to develop and implement certification examinations for nephrology nursing. The Commission recognizes the value of education, administration, research, and clinical practice in fostering personal and professional growth and currently provides five examinations to validate clinical performance at various levels of nephrology practice.

                Kathy Houle, Executive Director of the Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission said that “we’re so excited to have our certification programs reaccredited and be able to offer our nurses high quality certification examinations that reflect current nephrology practice”.

ABSNC accreditation is a peer-reviewed mechanism that allows nursing certifying organizations to obtain program accreditation by demonstrating compliance with the highest quality standards in the industry. To maintain accreditation, programs must exhibit continuing adherence to the 18 standards set forth. “ABSNC Accreditation represents a recognized standard in certification testing and indicates that the credential meets or exceeds legal and regulatory guidelines,” said Felicia Lembesis, CAE, Executive Director.

The mission of ABSNC is to recognize quality specialty nursing and associated non-RN certification programs through accreditation. It is the only accrediting body specifically for nursing certification.  ABSNC currently accredits more than 60 certification programs from 20 specialty nursing certification organizations. The accreditation standards offered by ABSNC include Examination-Based Certification Programs, Portfolio Assessment Certification Programs, and Assessment-Based Certificate Programs. For more information about ABSNC and its accreditation standards, please visit or contact Felicia Lembesis, ABSNC Executive Director, (, 856-439-9080).