NKF Nurse Membership

NKF Nurse Membership


At the National Kidney Foundation, we honor Nurses as an integral part of the kidney care team. That’s why we’re committed to providing support for nephrology nurses to enhance patient care and achieve optimal outcomes.

As representatives and advocates for NKF’s nurse membership body, the Council of Nephrology Nurses and Technicians (CNNT) coordinates with other professional health organizations to promote effectiveness and develop valuable resources and education for dialysis technicians. CNNT helps protect the interests of practitioners, the well-being of patients, and works to affect changes in kidney healthcare legislation and public policies.

When you become an NKF Professional Member, you unlock a world of professional opportunities including accredited education, the latest in kidney research, and an unparalleled network of resources. Access tools for your practice and for your patients, all in one place. A portion of your dues are directed to NKF's research endowment fund and supports our lifesaving patient programs and services. Make NKF your professional home today!


Benefits include:


Free & discounted CE/CME through NKF’s Professional Education Resource Center (PERC)

NKF Journals

E-access subscriptions to American Journal of Kidney Diseases (AJKD), Advances in Kidney Disease and Health (AKDH), and Journal of Renal Nutrition (JRN)*

SCM Discount

Discounted registration for the NKF Spring Clinical Meetings (SCM)

NNCC Discount

NKF Nurse Members receive a $50 discount on their nephrology nursing certification exam and on recertification


  • Free access to NKF's CE podcast, the Kidney Commute, for earning credits on-the-go
  • Exclusive member-only access to apply for the annual Nephrology Nurse Career Mobility Scholarship
  • Opportunity to apply for the Fellowship of the National Kidney Foundation (FNKF)
  • Online member account in the NKF Member Hub, including access to the interprofessional NKF Member Directory
  • Exclusive member-only monthly e-newsletter featuring curated professional opportunities, resources, and updates from NKF
  • Subscription to RenaLink, NKF's interdisciplinary & interprofessional industry e-newsletter
  • Eligibility for travel stipends and research grants
  • Digital badges for seamless online credential sharing
  • Opportunity to nominate and vote for prestigious annual Council Awards; winners receive free registration and are recognized at SCM
  • Eligibility to vote and run for CNNT Executive Council offices, representing nephrology nurses and advising NKF at the national level

*Note on the NKF family of journals: The Journal of Nephrology Social Work (JNSW) and Kidney Medicine are always open access.

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