Hemodialysis Training – RN, LPN, & LVN

Earn your Hemodialysis Nursing Certification in as little as 8 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 various career opportunities for nurses at all levels. Experienced dialysis nurses often pursue voluntary certification to become certified nephrology nurses. RNs, LPNs, & LVNs 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 RNs, LPNs, & LVNs 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 Principles of Hemodialysis
Lab Values, Dietary Regimens and Medications Vascular Access Hemodialysis Procedures and Techniques
Knowledge of Dialyzer, Dialysate and Delivery System Dialyzer Reprocessing Medications
Emergency Procedures Infection Control Procedures Blood Borne Diseases HIV/HBV/AIDS
Recognition of Complications and Emergency Conditions Safety and Security Procedures Quality Assurance
Employability Skills Water Treatment

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 Saturdays
10am – 2pm 6pm – 10pm 9am – 4pm
Tues, Wed, Thurs Tues & Thurs Saturdays
9 weeks 13 weeks 15 weeks

Tuition Course Hours: 105

Flexible payment plans and financing are available.

Internship/Externship opportunities may apply.