Merit Award

Nancy Meyer, MSSW, LISW

Fresenius Medical Care

Nancy’s passion from the time she was a young girl has been to help others. Pursuing a career in social work has allowed her to vocationally do just that. Nancy graduated from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in social work. She earned her Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) degree from The University of Wisconsin- Madison. 


Nancy began her social work career in the schools and then moved on to the field of adoption. An out-of-state relocation led Nancy to her current employment as a renal social worker with Fresenius Medical Care. For the last seven years, Nancy has served as a crucial part of the interdisciplinary teams at three dialysis clinics in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area. 


Joining CNSW was an obvious choice as Nancy sought to improve her renal knowledge and skills to better serve her dialysis patients. She is passionate about learning new information and sharing that information with others – whether it be her patients and their families, other members of the interdisciplinary team, or co-workers. Nancy is described as one who generously shares her expertise with a positive spirit to support patients and colleagues.  


Nancy is involved with her local CNSW chapter. She assists with editing printed materials, promoting the benefits of CNSW membership to colleagues, generating ideas and discussion about relevant topics and speakers for educational events, and regularly attending all chapter meetings. Nancy has also participated in the Minnesota National Kidney Walk, endorsing the excellent work that NKF does to increase awareness and to raise funds to support all those impacted by kidney disease.