Professional membership

Professional membership

We are multidisciplinary. We are clinicians and researchers. We are advocates.

Choose your membership type

Dietitians

The National Kidney Foundation Council on Renal Nutrition (CRN) coordinates with other professional health organizations to promote effectiveness and develop valuable...

Fellows

NKF is pleased to offer complimentary membership to fellows in U.S. nephrology fellowship programs.

Nurse practitioners

The National Kidney Foundation Council of Advanced Practitioners (CAP) supports Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists involved in...

Clinical nurse specialists

The National Kidney Foundation Council of Advanced Practitioners (CAP) supports Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists involved in...

Nurses

Members of the National Kidney Foundation Council of Nephrology Nurses and Technicians (CNNT) grow professionally through continuing education programs, and work to...

Pharmacists

The National Kidney Foundation supports pharmacists involved in the field of nephrology by providing continuing education, evidence-based practice guidelines, and...

Physician assistants

The National Kidney Foundation Council of Advanced Practitioners (CAP) supports Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists involved in...

Physicians and scientists

The National Kidney Foundation supports physicians, pharmacists and researchers involved in the field of nephrology by providing continuing education, evidence-based...

Residents

The National Kidney Foundation supports residents interested in entering the field of nephrology by providing education, courses, evidence-based practice guidelines,...

Social workers

Members of the National Kidney Foundation Council of Nephrology Social Workers (CNSW) grow professionally through continuing education programs, in addition to...

Students

The National Kidney Foundation supports students enrolled in full-time academic programs in all professions of nephrology. Must be full-time; proof of status required....

Technicians

Members of the National Kidney Foundation Council of Nephrology Nurses and Technicians (CNNT) grow professionally through continuing education programs, and work to...

Membership benefits

  • Access to a variety of continuing education resources.
  • Evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.*
  • Scientific research grants and fellowships.
  • Educational stipends.*
  • Access to clinical tools and resources.

*Available for some occupations

Explore journal access

American Journal of Kidney Disease

AJKD is recognized worldwide as a leader in clinical nephrology content. The journal publishes original investigations describing the latest findings related to kidney diseases, hypertension, dialysis therapies, and kidney transplantation.

Kidney Medicine

An open access journal focused on clinical medicine in nephrology and hypertension. The mission of Kidney Medicine is to disseminate knowledge relevant to the care of people with or at risk of kidney diseases. Articles appearing in Kidney Medicine include original research, case reports, and review articles.

Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease

Published bi-monthly, ACKD presents focused review articles devoted to a single topic of current importance in clinical nephrology and related fields.

Journal of Renal Nutrition

This journal is devoted exclusively to renal nutrition science and renal dietetics. Its content is appropriate for nutritionists, physicians and researchers working in nephrology. Each issue contains a state-of-the-art review, original research, articles on the clinical management and education of patients, a current literature review, and nutritional analysis of food products that have clinical relevance.
 

The Journal of Nephrology Social Work

The official journal of the Council of Nephrology Social Workers. Includes original, peer reviewed research papers as well as book reviews, commentary and reprinted articles from various related professional journals.