Hemodialysis Training – RN, LPN, & LVN

Earn your Hemodialysis Nursing Certification in as little as 9 weeks!

A Hemodialysis Nurse, also referred to as a nephrology nurse, is a certified registered licensed practical or licensed vocational nurse that specializes in caring for patients with either inherited or acquired kidney disease. Driven by technological and educational advances, nephrology nursing continues to be a dynamic field with a wide variety of career opportunities for nurses at all levels. Experienced dialysis nurses often pursue a voluntary certification to become a certified nephrology nurse. RN’s, LPN’s, & LVN’s must be certified and acquire work experience in nephrology nursing to qualify for the CDN,       CD-LPN, & CD-LVN certification exam.

The Hemodialysis Nurse Certification program is designed to prepare RN’s, LPN’s, & LVN’s for employment in the field of nephrology. In addition to basic educational preparation as a professional nurse, nephrology nursing practice at the generalist level requires a specific knowledge base and demonstrated clinical practice level offered in our on campus program.

Course Objectives:

Anatomy and Physiology Wellness and Disease Concepts
Psychosocial Problems Ethics, Rights and Responsibilities
Communication and Interpersonal Skills The Hemodialysis Team
Principles of Hemodialysis Lab Values, Dietary Regimens and Medications
Hemodialysis Procedures and Techniques Vascular Access
Knowledge of Dialyzer, Dialysate and Delivery System Dialyzer Reprocessing
Water Treatment Medications
Emergency Procedures including CPR/BLS and AED Infection Control Procedures
Blood Borne Diseases HIV/HBV/AIDS Recognition of Complications and Emergency Conditions
Safety and Security Procedures Quality Assurance
Employability Skills

A certificate of completion is awarded to nurses who successfully complete the course. The graduates will also be prepared to sit for their State Certification Exam.

Mornings Evenings Weekends
10am – 2pm 6pm – 10pm 9am – 5pm
Tues – Thurs Tues & Thurs Sat
9 weeks 12 weeks 13 weeks

Tuition Course Hours: 96

Flexible payment plans and financing available.

Internship/Externship opportunities may apply.

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