About Us: Overview


The Board of Nephrology Examiners Nursing Technology (BONENT) is an international organization of registered nurses and technicians dedicated to the promotion and advancement of excellence in the field of nephrology through highly specialized credentialing exams and continuing education programs.

To promote excellence in nursing and technology globally through credentialing exams that enhance the care of patients with kidney disease.

All nurses and technicians working in the field of nephrology will be BONENT certified.

Collaboration, Integrity, Excellence

  • Collaborate: ONENT will collaborate with its certified members to create and foster a culture of excellence and innovation in their dialysis work environment.
  • Integrity: BONENT will conduct its administrative, testing and business affairs by upholding the highest ethical values, principles and security.
  • Excellence: BONENT will continually strive to produce and enhance its credentialing exams that are the highest regarded in nephrology.

In addition, BONENT certification programs reflect its global status as the leading certification group worldwide of nephrology nurses and technologists/technicians. Examinations are conducted in 11 other countries, as far away as Singapore, Australia, Turkey and New Zealand.

BONENT membership is comprised of nurses and technicians who have received a passing score on a BONENT exam and are thereby certified. Members must recertify every four years. Today, over 7,500 nurses and technicians have met our criteria and are BONENT-certified.

Despite its impressive growth in recent years, BONENT remains largely a “grassroots” organization that relies upon the help of all of its members in order to sustain itself, thrive, and grow.

How to Get Involved

Regional Representatives (Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Northwest and Southwest) To qualify you must:

  • Be a member in good standing
  • Be willing to host 2 exams per year
  • Represent BONENT at renal meetings
  • Inform the BONENT Board of any legislative changes as they relate to nephrology practice in your state or region which would impact certification in nephrology, especially as it relates to PCT licensure


The President or the Chair of the committee makes appointments to the committees. The term of membership is one year, but individuals may be reappointed for successive terms. To express interest in a particular committee, click here to contact the BONENT Executive Office in Washington, DC, or phone us at (202) 462-1252.

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