Membership

 

Health Care Professionals -

Choose the NKF Membership Option That’s Right For You

For nearly 60 years, the National Kidney Foundation, a major voluntary health organization, has been responsible for major scientific, legislative, social and technical progress in the treatment and prevention of kidney disease, including dialysis and transplantation.

Through its affiliates and divisions nationwide, the NKF sponsors patient and professional education programs, scientific research, organ donor programs and publishes a wide selection of patient and public education materials.

Because of the multidisciplinary nature of NKF, which is engaged in all aspects of chronic kidney disease, members receive multiple services and support not available in any other nephrology organization. Members keep abreast of important issues and challenges, develop skills and grow professionally by taking part in continuing education programs, have a voice in legislative and public policy issues that affect kidney care. Members also benefit from many networking opportunities that are valuable to career advancement and have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues in other disciplines and with NKF professional staff in areas of mutual interest.

Choose from one of five professional membership options:

Physician, Pharmacist and Scientist

What Does My Membership Include?

As a physician, pharmacist or scientist member of the NKF, you will receive the following benefits:

  • Free Journal Subscription - A Free subscription to NKF’s monthly American Journal of Kidney Diseases, recognized worldwide as the foremost source of information on the latest developments in clinical nephrology (a $412 value)
  • Free Online Access to the full text of American Journal of Kidney Diseases, with a complete and searchable archive
  • Members-Only Discounts -- Reduced subscription rates to Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, a quarterly NKF clinical review journal, and  the Journal of Renal Nutrition, a bi-monthly publication of  NKF’s Council on Renal Nutrition
  • Discounts on NKF Educational Programs -- A reduced registration fee to the annual  NKF Spring Clinical Meetings and selected NKF education events
  • Free Copies of Clinical Practice Recommendations -- Special mailings from the NKF on subjects such as he KDOQIClinical Practice Guidelines and kidney-related research, and access to many NKF patient, professional and public education materials, including free brochures and fact sheets on request

PLUS

  • Reduced rates on job postings on NKF’s online Kidney Career Center
  • Participation in NKF’s People Like Us Take Action Network
  • NKF Research Awards and Grants – Professional members are eligible for special NKF awards, fellowships, scientific research and educational stipends.
  • Advanced notice of meetings and NKF programs

All of these benefits are available to NKF members at a cost less than that of subscribing to the American Journal of Kidney Diseases alone!

Membership dues for physicians, pharmacists and scientists are:

$200 (Domestic),    $210 (Canadian),    $235 (International)

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To join via mail or fax

Your membership including all benefits, will begin in the month that your application is received and processed at NKF Headquarters. You will receive a membership card with your ID#.

If you have any questions regarding membership, please contact the NKF at membership@kidney.org, (800) 622-9010 or (212) 889-2210.

PLUS

  • Advanced notice of meetings and NKF programs
  • Participation in NKF’s People Like Us Take Action Network
  • NKF Research Awards and Grants – Professional members are eligible for special NKF awards, scientific research and educational stipends.
  • Reduced rates on job postings on NKF's online Kidney Career Center

All of these benefits are available to NKF members at a cost less than the cost of the 4th Edition of NKF’s respected Primer on Kidney Disease alone!

Membership dues for the Council of Advanced Practitioners are:

$50 (United States), $65 (International),
$110 (Special Dual Membership – Council of Nephrology Nurses &
       Technicians and the Council of Advanced Practitioners)

Join the NKF online | Learn more about this Council
To join via mail or fax 

Your membership, including all benefits, will begin in the month that your application is received and processed at NKF Headquarters. You will receive a membership card with your ID#. Which gives you access to the member only section of our website.

If you have any questions regarding membership, please contact the NKF at membership@kidney.org, (800) 622-9010 or (212) 889-2210.

 

Council of Nephrology Nurses & Technicians (CNNT)

WHAT DOES MEMBERSHIP INCLUDE?

As a member of NKF’s Council of Nephrology Nurses & Technicians, you will receive the following benefits:

  • Free Journal Subscriptions — A Free subscription to the quarterly Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, NKF’s in-depth clinical review journal that keeps you abreast of the latest professional and scientific information in the field (a $113 value) and to RenaLink, a quarterly NKF magazine providing renal health information and industry news in a multidisciplinary format .
  • Free Online Access to the full text of Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, with a complete and searchable archive.
  • Members-Only Discounts — A reduced subscription rate to NKF’s monthly American Journal of Kidney Diseases, recognized as the foremost source of information on the latest developments in clinical nephrology, and the Journal of Renal Nutrition, NKF’s highly regarded bi-monthly international subspecialty journal.
  • Discounts on NKF Educational Programs — A reduced registration fee to the annual NKF Spring Clinical Meetings, which includes a comprehensive scientific and educational program track designed specifically for nephrology nurses & technicians.
  • Recognition — Opportunities to recognize professionalism and contributions to renal health care by annually awarding achievement and recognition awards to practicing nephrology nurses and technicians and local NKF Council on Nephrology Nurses and Technicians chapters

PLUS

  • Participation in NKF’s People Like Us Take Action Network
  • NKF Research Awards and Grants – Professional members are eligible for special NKF awards, scientific research and educational stipends.
  • Reduced rates on job postings on NKF’s online Kidney Career Center
  • Advanced notice of meetings and NKF programs

All of these benefits are available to NKF members at about half the cost of an individual subscription to Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease alone!

Membership dues for the Council of Nephrology Nurses & Technicians are:

$80 (Regular - United States), $65 (*Associate – United States),
$85 (International), $25 (**Student)
$110 (Special Dual Membership – Council of Nephrology Nurses & Technicians and the Council of Advanced Practitioners)
  • Associate – Any allied health professional in the field of CKD may join as an associate member
  • Student – Student members must provide letter from school stating status and expected date of graduation. (Journal not included)

Join the NKF online | Learn more about this Council
To join via mail or fax 

Your membership, including all benefits, will begin in the month that your application is received and processed at NKF Headquarters. You will receive a membership card with your ID#, which gives you access to the member only section of our Website.

If you have any questions regarding membership, please contact the NKF at membership@kidney.org, (800) 622-9010 or (212) 889-2210.

 

Council of Nephrology Social Workers (CNSW)

WHAT DOES MEMBERSHIP INCLUDE?

As a member of NKF’s Council of Nephrology Social Workers, you will receive the following benefits:

  • Free Journal Subscriptions — A Free subscription to the quarterly Journal of Nephrology Social Work, NKF’s premier subspecialty journal, and to RenaLink, a quarterly NKF magazine providing renal health information and industry news in a multidisciplinary format.
  • Members-Only Discounts — A reduced subscription rate to NKF’s monthly American Journal of Kidney Diseases, recognized as the foremost source of information on the latest developments in clinical nephrology, and to Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, a quarterly NKF multidisciplinary clinical review journal, and to the Journal of Renal Nutrition, NKF’s highly regarded bi-monthly international subspecialty journal.
  • Discounts on NKF Educational Programs — A reduced registration fee to the annual NKF Spring Clinical Meetings, which include a comprehensive scientific and educational program track designed specifically for kidney disease social workers.
  • Free Online Continuing Education Program — Conducting Interventions to Improve Adherence, a component of the Outcomes Training Program, is available on the Web site.

PLUS

  • A subscription to the CNSW Listserv — an international interactive e-mail discussion group for members. The listserv has over 600 participants and has become a key source of information and assistance to nephrology social workers worldwide.
  • Participation in NKF’s People Like Us Take Action Network
  • NKF Research Awards and Grants — Professional members are eligible for special NKF awards, fellowships, scientific research and educational stipends.
  • Reduced rates on job postings on NKF’s online Kidney Career Center
  • Recognition — Opportunities to recognize professionalism and contributions to renal health care by annually awarding achievement and recognition awards to practicing social workers and local Council of Nephrology Social Workers chapters.

All of these benefits are available to NKF members at a cost less than the annual subscription to the Journal of Nephrology Social Work alone!

Membership dues for the Council of Nephrology Social Workers are:

$70 (*Regular - United States), $65 (**Associate – United States),
$85 (International), $25 (***Student)
  • Regular --MSW who provides direct and/or indirect ESRD service.
  • Associate – Any allied health professional in the field of ESRD may join as an Associate Member
  • Student – Student members must provide letter from school stating status and expected date of graduation. (Journal not included)

Join the NKF online | Learn more about this Council
To join via mail or fax 

 

Council on Renal Nutrition (CRN)

WHAT DOES MEMBERSHIP INCLUDE?

As a member of NKF’s Council of Renal Nutrition, you will receive the following benefits:

  • Free Journal Subscriptions — A Free subscription to the bi-monthly Journal of Renal Nutrition, NKF’s premier subspecialty journal, (a $166 value) and to Renal, a quarterly NKF magazine providing renal health information and industry news in a multidisciplinary format.
  • Free Online CPE Credits — Access to the full text of Journal of Renal Nutrition, with a complete and searchable archive and 12 CPE credits per year accredited through the Commission on Dietetic Registration which designates this educational activity for CPE Level 2.
  • Members-Only Discounts — A reduced subscription rate to NKF’s monthly American Journal of Kidney Diseases, recognized as the foremost source of information on the latest developments in clinical nephrology, and to Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, a quarterly NKF multidisciplinary clinical review journal
  • Discounts on NKF Educational Programs — A reduced registration fee to the annual NKF Spring Clinical Meetings, which includes a comprehensive scientific and educational program track designed specifically for renal dietitians.
  • Participation in NKF’s People Like Us Take Action Network
  • NKF Research Awards and Grants – Professional members are eligible for special NKF awards, scientific research and educational stipends.
  • Reduced rates on job postings on NKF’s online Kidney Career Center
  • Advanced notice of meetings and NKF programs
  • Recognition — Opportunities to recognize professionalism and contributions to renal health care by annually awarding achievement and recognition awards to practicing dietitians and local NKF Council on Renal Nutrition chapters

All of these benefits are available to NKF-CRN members at about half the cost of an individual subscription to the Journal of Renal Nutritionalone!

Membership dues for the Council on Renal Nutrition are:

$85 (Regular - United States), $80 (*Associate – United States),
$95 (International), $25 (**Student)
$120 (Special Dual Membership – Council of Renal Nutrition & International Society of Renal Nutrition & Metabolism)
  • Associate – Any allied health professional in the field of ESRD, such as DTR’s, may join as an Associate Member
  • Student – Student members must provide letter from school stating status and expected date of graduation. (Journal not included)

Join the NKF online | Learn more about this Council
To join via mail or fax 

Your membership, including all benefits, will begin in the month that your application is received and processed at NKF Headquarters. You will receive a membership card with your ID#, which gives you access to the member only section of our Website.

If you have any questions regarding membership, please contact the NKF at membership@kidney.org, (800) 622-9010 or (212) 889-2210.