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About ANNA
"Established as a nonprofit organization in 1969, ANNA has been serving members who span the nephrology nursing spectrum. ANNA has a membership of over 11,000 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.


Who can become a member of ANNA?
Active Members:
Registered Nurses 
Associate Members:
All licensed practical/vocational nurses, technicians, dietitians, social workers, physicians, and others interested in the care of nephrology patients qualify for associate membership.
 Associate members have all the privileges of active membership, except voting, holding office, serving as chairpersons of standing committees, or serving on certain committees. 


Student Members:

Any student within a nursing program leading to licensure as a registered nurse is eligible for student membership. If the student has already attained the status as an RN, the member is considered a full member and student membership does not apply.

 Benefits of Membership