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Nephrology Nurse

RN Diploma, ASN or BSN

Nephrology Nurses help patients with kidney diseases or abnormal kidney functions. One of their most important duties is to assist patients with their dialysis treatments. They work in one of the most diverse collections of environments in nursing, and can be found in acute/critical, home training, outpatient dialysis clinics, and even in transplant units where patients receive new kidneys.

Things You'll Do:

  • Implement treatment plans
  • Work with diabetes patients
  • Perform dialysis treatments

Your job characteristics:

  • Multifaceted
  • Patient-facing

How You'll Get There
  • Get Your
    Nursing Diploma, Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) or Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Pass Your
    National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX)
  • You can start working as a Registered Nurse.
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  • Work for two years as a Registered Nurse, with 2000 hours in nephrology.
  • Pass Your
    Nephrology Nurse Certification Exam through the Nephrology Nurse Certification Commission
  • Become a
    Certified Nephrology Nurse (CNN)

More About this Specialty
  • Where You
    Can Work

    • Acute/Critical care
    • Outpatient dialysis clinics
    • Home care

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  • What Else You
    Can Expect

    • 22% more jobs for Registered Nurses from 2008-2018
    • You will sometimes meet with diabetics to educate them on the different ways to manage their disease.

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