What is Dialysis Nursing?

So, are you looking for a promising medical job that can last until 2020? Dialysis nursing is one of the most worth to try career paths among any nurse jobs nowadays. However, in the past years, many people have been misconceptions about dialysis nursing jobs. Therefore, this article is given as guidance to know more about dialysis nursing.

Definition of Dialysis Nursing

Dialysis nursing is under the field of nephrology nursing and will be skilled in handling patients with acute and chronic kidney diseases. Moreover, there will be more certified additional trainings are required in supporting peritoneal and hemodialysis treatments, especially for patients that need special nursing care.

How to Pursue Dialysis Nursing :

  1. Become a licensed RN

Becoming a licensed registered nurse is the first step that every dialysis nursing should take. You will be eligible to take the NCLEX test to become a licensed registered nurse, after completing an Associate’s Degree in Nursing or a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing.

  1. Related Experience

You need a minimum of 3,000 hours of experience working as a registered nurse in a nephrology unit before you are eligible for Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission.

  1. Upgrade your Degree

You also require a baccalaureate degree or a master’s degree in nursing to become eligible for the certification of the Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission.

  1. Obtain Continuing Education Units in Nephrology

With certification you can continue your education units in nephrology; furthermore, you may need a minimum of 20 contact hours of CE units in nephrology completed within 2 years before certification application.

  1. Certification from Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission (NNCC)

The NNCC provides certification examinations for RNs practicing in dialysis units. After completing all the requirements, you surely can take the certification to become a Certified Dialysis Nurse (CDN).

 

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