President’s Message: Spring 2015

May, 2015

Recertification: Make a Plan to Get at least 10 CE Hours Per Year
& Include a BONENT Regional Seminar in Your Plan

BONENT certification last for 4 years. Don’t wait until the last minute to start collecting continuing education. Plan to obtain at least 10 CEs per year. Nephrology seminars, conferences and meetings are held around the country each year.

In addition, there are many online programs that offer continuing education. If you’re not sure where to get CEs, BONENT can help. Visit the “Recertification” and “BONENT Continuing Education” sections of the website for suggestions: sources of CE, conference calendar, BONENT Approved CE Programs and BONENT seminars.

Do I Need to Pay My Annual Fees Every Year?

We all know that you need 40 hours of continuing education to recertify. But, did you know, it’s also important to pay the Annual Certification fee to keep your certification up-to-date? Now that certification is mandatory across the US, companies must verify each employee’s certification. If you have outstanding fees, your certification cannot be verified to your employer. You can log into the “My Info” section of the BONENT website to view your status and pay any fees. Keep your fees up-to-date to avoid a delay with recertification.

Network 9/10 Partners with BONENT for Mid-West Seminar

The big news is that BONENT is partnering with ESRD Network 9/10 to present the BONENT Mid-West Regional Seminar in conjunction with the yearly Network meeting. It will be June 7, 2015 in Indianapolis. There is great line up of speakers including Dr Stephen Ash. As usual, this is going to be a great opportunity for new knowledge and networking. Challenge your nurse colleagues to attend! They will thank you after hearing our speakers! For details see the ad on page 4, or go to: BONENT 2015 Midwest Regional Seminar.

Fee Reduced to $99 for all Seminars

We have reduced the rate to $99 for BONENT members and $129 for non-members. So, it is an even better deal!

8 CEs Good for All BONENT & Non-BONENT Certifications

This will have 8.0 Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) hours attached to it. These are good for all dialysis certifications (CHT, CCHT, CNN, CDN, CHN, CPDN) and state nursing licenses.

Seminars Also in NJ and FL!

There are also great seminars planned for August 16th in Newark, NJ and September 27th in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. For more information, go to These will be great - like all of the past BONENT Seminars. Registration is open to everyone. If you are BONENT certified, you can register through the “My Info” section on the BONENT website.

Thank You to the Staff & CE Committee

I want to acknowledge the hard work of our Continuing Committee ( Lyle Smith CPDN, John Larsen CHT, Karie Records CHT and Connie Mears CHN) for all their hard work in putting these meetings together - finding speakers, working with vendors and trying to get the word out. I would like to acknowledge the work of our Executive Director Peter Anas and the rest of the office staff for finding the venues, marketing and handling the registration process.

The Continuing Education Committee needs your help in finding topics and speakers for 2016. We would like to work with more Networks and other organizations.

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