If I want to become a Dialysis Technician do I need to get my CNA Cert?

  1. If I want to become a dialysis technician do I need to get my CNA certification first? I know they do on the job training, but would it be better if i got my certification? Before I apply is there any certifications that I need like for phlebotomy, EKG, etc.?
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   Paws2people
    One has nothing to do with the other as far as requirements. You can take a dialysis tech course without a prior CNA certification.
  4. by   SlaveHeart
    I have applied to dialysis tech jobs with a CNA cert and they never call me for an interview. They want someone who has completed a hemodialysis tech certification or at the very least phlebotomy... The two are very different jobs.
  5. by   Paws2people
    That's exactly what I am saying: one has nothing to do with the other. If you want to do dialysis, you need to take that class.
  6. by   gilcastro80
    Quote from 5ummer
    If I want to become a dialysis technician do I need to get my CNA certification first? I know they do on the job training, but would it be better if i got my certification? Before I apply is there any certifications that I need like for phlebotomy, EKG, etc.?
    No, I don't think you do. Not sure what area you're from but Platt College in Los Angeles is currently enrolling in a weekend Hemodialysis Certification Program. It's about 5-6 months and it was the cheapest one I found in the area. give them a call 626-300-5444.

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