MEMBERSHIP CERTIFICATION PROCESS
1. Coverage: This pertains to nurse practitioners interested to go into the specialty of nephrology nursing.
1.1. Membership: There are 2 types of membership in RENAP.
1.1.1. Active Membership – must be actively engaged in Nephrology Nursing with full voting powers in the organization.
126.96.36.199. The following requirement shall be complied with to be an active member:
188.8.131.52.1. Certificate of Employment in a Nephrology Nursing Unit or facility
184.108.40.206.2. Certificate of Training in Nephrology Nursing (minimum of 6 weeks training program)
220.127.116.11.3. Current PNA Membership
18.104.22.168.4. Current IV Therapy Certification
22.214.171.124.5. Passing Mark in the RENAP Certifying Examination
1.1.2. Associate Membership – Any interested nurse practitioner / nursing student who is not yet into the specialty but has plans of getting into it and has no voting powers in the organization.
126.96.36.199. Documentary Requirements
188.8.131.52.1. Current PNA membership (registered nurses only)
184.108.40.206.2. Certificate of Enrollment in a Nursing School / College / University (for nursing students)
220.127.116.11.3. Current IV Therapy Certification
2.1. RENAP Membership (for both Active and Associate Members)
2.2. Membership Certification Examination (for Active Members only)
3.1.1. The individual shall submit all documents required for initial screening by the Membership Committee.
3.1.2. The individual shall undergo a personal interview by the Board Members to ascertain basic Nephrology Nursing knowledge and skills and subsequently recommended to the Selection and Accreditation Committee.
3.1.3. The individual shall pay the necessary dues.
3.1.4. The individual shall take the examination.
18.104.22.168. The individual must be able to get a 75% mark to pass the examination.
22.214.171.124. Upon passing the examination, the individual shall be accorded full membership privileges and benefits and certified as renal nurse.
126.96.36.199. Should the individual fail to pass the examination; applicant will be allowed to retake the examination only after presenting 12 CEUs relevant to Nephrology Practice.
188.8.131.52. The passing mark for the retake is 80%.
3.1.5. The individual shall submit additional requirements (research work and CEUs) if considering certification by PRC as Renal Nurse Clinician.
3.1.6. The individual’s membership and certification is good for 1 & 3 years respectively and shall be renewed with the following requirements:
184.108.40.206. Membership (Annual)
220.127.116.11.1. Certificate of Attendance to Continuing Education Programs / Updates (at least 20 contact hours / year)
18.104.22.168. Certification (3 years)
22.214.171.124.1. Certificate of Attendance to Continuing Education Programs / Updates (at least 20 contact hours / year)
126.96.36.199.2. Certificate of Employment in a Nephrology Nursing unit / facility
188.8.131.52.3. Postgraduate units
184.108.40.206.4. Participation in any research work (local or internationally published) or any CQI programs where the individual is involved or part of
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