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2024 CAP Survey Results

Nephrology CAQ Exam

For the last 5 years, AANPA has worked with NCCPA to develop a 'Certificate of Advanced Qualification (CAQ) in Nephrology' that is available to PAs who work in the field.

Donna Anderson, PA-C, a Nephrology CAQ recipient, stated, “I have worked in nephrology for 30 years and saw the opportunity to earn this new credential as a personal challenge.  Today I work almost exclusively with outpatient dialysis patients, but I want to be ready to answer the call if my practice needs me to move into other areas.  Preparing for and earning the Nephrology CAQ was a great way to make sure my knowledge is current and affirmed that I can fulfill other roles in the specialty if needed.”

Barbara L stated: "I have worked in nephrology for my entire PA career, and I feel that the  CAQ program is an opportunity for me to gain recognition in my field."

The CAQ is 'in addition' to your NCCPA certification.  It requires CME, a patient log with disease states, 1-2 years experience in nephrology and a written test. More details are available at:


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