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:
Get YourNursing Diploma, Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) or Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Pass YourNational 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 YourNephrology Nurse Certification Exam through the Nephrology Nurse Certification Commission
Become aCertified Nephrology Nurse (CNN)
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- Acute/Critical care
- Outpatient dialysis clinics
- Home care
What Else You
- 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.