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.
|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|
|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|
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.
|10am – 2pm||6pm – 10pm||9am – 5pm|
|Tues – Thurs||Tues & Thurs||Sat|
|9 weeks||12 weeks||13 weeks|
Flexible payment plans and financing available.
Internship/Externship opportunities may apply.