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Certified Hemodialysis Nurse Program

Hemodialysis Certification Training for Nurses - utopiahcc.com

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

PROGRAM

CERTIFICATE

CATEGORY

HEMODIALYSIS NURSE

23

WEEKS

$ 135 Weekly / 23 weeks
  • $200 - Registration
  • $500 - Down Payment
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BONENT Approved

Florida Board of Nursing Approved

40hrs - Continuing Education

CE-Broker course #: 20-1101390

Certified Hemodialysis Nurse Program

What is dialysis?

Dialysis is the process in which solutes or waste and fluid are removed from a person’s blood.

What is a dialysis machine?

Dialysis machines remove waste and excess fluids from the blood of patients whose kidneys can no longer work.

What is a Hemodialysis Nurse?

A hemodialysis nurse is a Registered Nurse with a specialty in Dialysis. The hemodialysis nurses are in charge of the daily care that dialysis patients receive. 

They can operate hemodialysis machines that help sustain patients who have damaged kidneys, check patients’ vital signs, plan the dialysis treatment for the day, administer medications, receive medical orders and fulfill them, educate patients and caregivers, supervise dialysis technicians, and more. 

Dialysis nurses are also referred to as renal dialysis nurses, hemodialysis nurses, dialysis nurse specialists, and nephrology nurses.

Other tasks of the Hemodialysis Nurse include placing needles in a dialysis fistula, cleaning a dialysis catheter, changing the dressing, and using it to connect the patient to the machine.

The dialysis nurse supervises the dialysis technicians while they carefully monitor and record the weight and vital signs of patients before, during, and after the blood cleansing process.

Note: Licensed Practical Nurses can work in dialysis. They work under the supervision of the Registered Nurse. They perform technician tasks and some nursing tasks. It depends on the needs of the dialysis unit. 

Where can Dialysis Nurses work?

Dialysis Nurses can work in hospitals, dialysis clinics, assisted living & nursing homes offering dialysis services, and in-home dialysis programs such as Home Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis. Dialysis nurses can also become renal educators.

What is the salary for a Dialysis Nurse?

The median annual salary for a Dialysis Nurse (RN) in the United States is $84,798. The salary can vary based on the state.

About our training program

Our Certified Hemodialysis Nurse Program is designed to provide you with a strong education in the areas of kidney failure and dialysis.

These are the topics covered during the training:

  • Manifestation of Renal Failure
  • Complications of Renal Failure
  • Principles of Hemodialysis
  • Chemistry as it Pertains to the Dialysis Patient
  • Vascular Accesses
  • Complications of Dialysis
  • Confidentiality and Addressing the Patient
  • Water Treatment
  • Dialyzer Reprocessing
  • Professional Development and leadership
  • The nursing process and patient assessments
  • Nursing interventions in Dialysis
  • Dialysis medications
  • IDNP: Intradialytic Parenteral Nutrition
  • Vaccines for dialysis patients

At Utopia Health Career Center, our students enjoy a comfortable training atmosphere where they are free to commit themselves to learn while having fun.

Training Modality

The modality of this course is hybrid.

  • The theory portion is offered online during the first 15 weeks with training modules that open every week. You will meet with your instructor once a week during office hours. Office hours are offered through Zoom every Wednesday at 1 PM.
  • The clinical practice portion is offered in person at our “SIM Lab”. We will also visit dialysis centers and home therapy units. Your schedule will be given to you once you register.
What’s the tuition cost for this program?
 
  • Total Tuition: $3,805.00
  • Breakdown:
    $200 registration (non-refundable)
    $500 down payment before the class starts.
    $135 x 23 weekly payments.

Ask for our pay-in-full option when you register!

* Note: a shipping and handling fee will be assessed for supplies sent by mail. 

What’s included in the tuition costs?*

  • Registration.
  • Course tuition.
  • Name badge and insurance.
  • Hemodialysis Nurses Training Program.
  • Clinical Practice. (SIM Lab and Dialysis Center Visits).
  • Lab results and medications special class.
  • Core Curriculum for Dialysis Technicians Book.
  • Review of Hemodialysis for Nurses and Dialysis Personnel.
  • Clinical supplies. (Except gloves).
  • Stethoscope.
  • Basic Life Support training (CPR for healthcare workers).
  • Home Hemodialysis Introduction Continuing Education Certificate.
  • Hemodialysis Nurse Training Program Certificate of Completion.
  • Complete Review for Certification Exam
* Note: a shipping and handling fee will be assessed for supplies sent by mail. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Dialysis Nurse occupations are projected to grow 7% through 2029 in the United States.

The median annual salary for a Dialysis Technician in the United States is $84,798.

Dialysis Nurses are considered a SPECIALTY career within nursing. They are also refer to as Nephrology Nurses.

The requirements to become a Certified Dialysis Nurse in the U.S. are an active non-restricted nursing license in the United States and obtain a Certification from a National Nephrology Organization approved by Medicare.

Ready to become certified this year?

Training and Clinical Practice Schedule

Next Training Starts On:

September 16, 2024

Registration deadline:

September 13, 2024

Completion Date:

March 3, 2025

Ready to become certified this year?

Frequently Asked Questions

This course prepares you to take the BONENT Hemodialysis Nurse Certification (CHN).

Once you graduate from our program, you will be able to take your certification exam without working at a Dialysis Center first. There’s no waiting time. 

Dialysis Nurses can work in hospitals, dialysis clinics, assisted living & nursing homes offering dialysis services, and in-home dialysis programs such as Home Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis. Dialysis nurses can also become renal educators.

At this time, Federal Financial Aid for this course is not available. However, we offer a payment plan option. The registration fee is $200 and the down payment fee is $500. After that, the payment plan option is $135 x 23 weekly payments starting the first week.

Training Modality

The modality of this course is hybrid.

  • The theory portion is offered online during the first 15 weeks with training modules that open every week. You will meet with your instructor once a week during office hours. Office hours are offered through Zoom every Wednesday at 1 PM.
  • The clinical practice portion is offered in person at our “SIM Lab”. We will also visit dialysis centers and home therapy units. Your time and schedule will be given to you once you register.

There are two ways to take the certification exam.

  • Computer based: at a testing site assigned by BONENT.
  • Paper & pencil option: can be taken at our location for the BONENT certification exam.

Either way we will guide you to complete your application and help you choose the best option for you. 

The Certification Exam has an additional cost payable to the National Nephrology Organization that you choose. 

If you are an International Candidate, you will have to travel to complete the practice portion of this training.

We do not offer a student visa. 

We recommend taking our Hemodialysis Online Course for knowledge or reinforcement only.

  • This course can be taken online and will give you 40 hrs of continuing education. 
  • This course does not qualify you to sit for the Certification Exam, it grants you a continuing education certificate and a course completion certificate. 

CLICK HERE to learn more about our Hemodialysis Online Course.

To start your registration you need to fill out the program application and pay a registration fee of $200. 

CLICK HERE to learn how to register TODAY!

Training and Clinical Practice Schedule

Next Training Starts On:

September 16, 2024

Registration deadline:

September 13, 2024

Completion Date:

March 3, 2025

Ready to become certified this year?

We do not just clean the blood, we save lives!

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