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BONENT Board of Nephrology Examiners
Certification Update: Keeping BONENT Members Informed
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Stay in Touch with BONENT!

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Peter Anas
Executive Director

Welcome again to our electronic newsletter format. This format makes it much easier and quicker to read than our printed newsletter.

Quick Links: Along the right side are boxes with quick links to the most-read pages on our website. Have a look!

Tell your Tech's About our New Exams

CHBT: Certified Hemodialysis Bio-Medical Technician

CHWS: Certified Hemodialysis Water Specialist (CHWS)

CHT SPANISH Exam is available too!

Track Your CEUs
Are you keeping up with your recertification requirements? You need 40 CEUs over 4 years. It's best to try and attain 10 per year. Then keep track of them in our New Recertification Booklet & Application or in your My Account page on our website.

Click here to download Recertification Booklet

Click here to download Recertification Application

BONENT Merchandise for Your Staff?
Be proud of your BONENT certification. Choose from over 20 items with the BONENT name or logo available in the BONENT Store. No tax and no shipping charges!

Enjoy the rest of our newsletter!


Continuing to Provide for You

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RJ Picciano


We accomplished so much in the past year, even with the unfortunate continuing rise in COVID variances. Thankfully, the additional vaccines and boosters were available to help keep all of us and our patients safe.

Beginning a new year brings opportunities for education and awareness. This year we are accomplishing much more to help all of you with your certification statuses.

Plan Ahead for Your CEU Credits
Seminars are a key pathway to getting the Continued Education Courses needed to earn the CEU credits for supporting your certification status. Whether you are a Nurse, Patient Care Technician, or a Biomedical Technician, we have opportunities for all!

The virtual seminar last year, 2022, was such a success that we want to keep. This year, 2023, we will have a total of 3 seminars - 2 in-person and 1 virtual!

“We don’t know what we don’t know,
until we take the time to educate ourselves.”

Taskforce Revamping the CHT Examination
Patient Care Technicians are the direct line to our patients. They are the first team member to verify everything is set up for each patient treatment. Their roles are crucial to the successful operation of dialysis treatments.

Thank You, Staff!
I must acknowledge the support from all of our team members! Our Executive Director, Peter Anas, and his amazing staff always continue to go above and beyond, to ensure our BONENT members have what they need to be successful.

Wishing you and your loved ones a fabulous 2023 - Let's do this again!


Reaching Out to Our Members

Midwest Regional Seminar

BONENT again had its display booth at the NANT Annual Conference. As seen in the photos, our President RJ Picciano and Treasurer Zelma Griffin met with many BONENT members. They were able to provide direct feedback on specific questions, mainly about recertification, along with other aspects of our organization.

Midwest Regional Seminar
Northeast Regional Seminar
BONENT Virtual Seminar

3 BONENT Regional Seminars in 2023

Choose from 2 Onsite & 1 Virtual

& Get 8 Continuing Education Credits for Each!

BONENT Continuing Education

Join your dialysis colleagues and get 8 hours of Continuing Education credits — all in one day — at each of our seminars.

A broad range of topics will be presented and each seminar will have 2 concurrent presentation sessions for:

Register Early and Save!

Technicians and Nurses

CHBTs, BioMed & Water Technicians

Click any seminar logo below for more information.

Midwest Regional Seminar

June 11

Chicago, IL

Northeast Regional Seminar

August 27

Newark NJ Airport

BONENT Virtual Seminar

November 12

Past Seminar Attendee Comments

"Very informative speakers!""Outstanding presentations!"
"Good job, keep it up!""Useful tips, very relevant!"
"I learned more about dialysis.""Well organized!"
"Great seminar!""Staff was friendly."
"It is always an informative experience attending these seminars and getting insight and ideas on better helping our patients."

Want to be a Regional Rep in Your Area?

If you are interested in becoming a Regional Representative, send BONENT a letter stating your interest, including your up-to-date contact information and your resume.

Click to see the list of our current representatives and qualifications.

The States Below Need Regional Representatives:

District of ColumbiaMinnesota
MontanaRhode Island
NebraskaSouth Carolina
New HampshireVermont
New MexicoVirginia
North DakotaWest Virginia

Has Your Certification Expired?

Amnesty Program Extended through 2023!

Amnesty Program Extended through 2023!

In 2019, BONENT introduced the Expired Certification Amnesty Program to celebrate BONENT's 45th Anniversary. Thanks to the program, many nurses and technicians were able to reinstate their expired certification without having to retake the exam. Over the past two years, many nephrology professionals have returned to the field. In response, the BONENT Board has decided to extend the Amnesty Program through 2023.

If your BONENT certification expired 1-10 years ago, consider reinstating through the BONENT Amnesty Program. You qualify if your Certification Expiration Date (as noted on your wallet card, or in the BONENT database) is between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2021. Click to learn more.

BONENT Seminars
(8 CEUs each):
June 11: MidWest Seminar (Chicago, IL)
Aug. 27: Northeast Seminar (NJ)
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