Anyone got their CDN certification

  1. Hi, I was just wondering how many of you fellow dialysis nurses have taken the CDN (Certified Dialysis Nurse) exam and have been credentialed. I am thinking about taking it sometime next year. I have my Associates degree, so I can't take the CNN exam. Any advice appriciated. Thanks!
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  3. by   ncbound
    I took the exam last year -glad I did it but I did it for me -at the time I worked for Fresenius and they do not 'REWARD' you for anything . As a friend of mine said 'if they cut any more corners they'd be round". the test takes about 3 hrs. but if you've used the book and study guide you should be fine. Best of luck to you.Where are you from ?
  4. by   diabo
    I took it in San Francisco the day before the conference two weeks ago. Waiting for the results.
    Steve
  5. by   diabo
    OK, Just passed my CDN with a 99 ;-)
  6. by   KAT1994
    Quote from ncbound
    I took the exam last year -glad I did it but I did it for me -at the time I worked for Fresenius and they do not 'REWARD' you for anything . As a friend of mine said 'if they cut any more corners they'd be round". the test takes about 3 hrs. but if you've used the book and study guide you should be fine. Best of luck to you.Where are you from ?
    Which book and study guide did you use to study? I bought a recommened book, but I'm not sure it is the most helpful. The Nephrology Nurse Core Cirriculum or something like that.
  7. by   diabo
    That book is very good, especially the anatomy and physioliogy section. The questions are good in the back, too. A little too much info though for the test I took. (There are more than one test they could give you) I throrougly read :

    Review of Hemodialysis for Nurses and Dialysis Personnel (Review of Hemodialysis for Nurses & Dialysis Personnel) (Paperback)
    by Judith Z. Kallenbach, Charles Gutch, Martha Stoner, Anna Corea

    and studied what I consider to be the bible of dialysis:

    Handbook of Dialysis (Paperback)
    by John T., M.D. Daugirdas (Editor), Peter Gerard Blake (Editor), Todd S. Ing (Editor)

    Hope this helps, Steve
    Last edit by diabo on Mar 24, '06
  8. by   chatty-rn
    Hi, I just renewed my CDN, I studied from the same books as above. It wasn't too bad to take. I also did it "for me', but the hospital I work for did reimburse the cost of the exam. Good Luck
  9. by   ncbound
    i used the Core Curreculum and the study guide -you can order both from the anna site-let us know how you do
  10. by   lyont
    I am looking for "Nephrology Nursing Certification Review Guide" to study for the CDN exam and have been unable to find it. The CDN application states that it should be found on the ANNA website, but I can't find it anywhere. Any suggestions on finding it or any other review books?
    Thanks!!!!!
  11. by   AustinRN
    Found the Exam prep guide in pdf format here: http://cna-aiic.ca/cna/documents/pdf...cies_new_e.pdf
  12. by   lyont
    Thanks.
    Any ideas where to get some sample test questions for the exam?
  13. by   kathrn
    What is the book and study guide for the exam? Where can I find it? I work for Fresenius, but they recently bought us. If I take it before the end of the year, I will get extra pay.
  14. by   1940Nurse
    Quote from kathrn
    What is the book and study guide for the exam? Where can I find it? I work for Fresenius, but they recently bought us. If I take it before the end of the year, I will get extra pay.

    www.annanurse.org
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