Dialysis RN training with dialysis4career

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    Hi!

    I am a new RN. I've been working at a SNF for 2 months only. I wanna move into dialysis. I know I do not have enough experience but I have learned from searching online that it's a totally different field. So I might as well get into it right now. I live in the SF bay area and trainings available is only for dialysis technician which is around 7000-7500 for 16 weeks. Too expensive. I came across an online training from dialysis4career f0r 500. Anybody heard of dialysis4career? Please advise. I don't wanna pay and discover later no employer will recognize that. Also, wld anybody of u go for an online training? thanks...
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    Dialysis companies always require that employees go through their own company-specific training, which is generally 10-13 weeks long.
    Not only is the training free, but you get paid for it- by the company that hires you.
    Dialysis clinics will train techs who have no medical experience at all- and pay them for it. Taking a class you pay for yourself would be a rip-off.
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    I agree - I've never heard of needing to be trained by an outside source for dialysis. It's worth a shot to go talk with managers of clinics in your area.

    Good luck!
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    hi

    because hemodialysis is consider critical care, any form of education will help prior to employment. many of the dialysis providers i spoke with preferred nurses lpn/rn with icu/ccu experience. however, many nurses i know that took the online course with dialysis4career thought it was well worth it. they didn't have any icu/ccu experience but because they had the theory and certification by a license and accredited school, they were able to find a new career in dialysis. i took the course and learned so much about esrd (end stage renal disease)and persons on dialysis. i really didn't need the hands on training like dialysis4career told me because i was trained for 12 weeks by my employer before initiating dialysis. the course also gave me a clear understanding about the kidneys. things i didn't learn in nursing school. honestly, one of the reasons why i got the job in dialysis is because i took the extra mile to learn more about the hemodialysis.

    best wishes

    rich
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    Save your $$$$, they will train U free!
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    Wow Innv that is good news to hear you say that; I live in AZ and was just told by a local clinic that they cannot begin to train me b/c I am a new grad and do not have ~1yr of RN work under my belt.
    They said it is a Medicare reqmt, not theirs, did you hear the same?
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    Hi

    From my understanding, that is not 100% true. You need one year of critical care experience to work as a dialysis charge nurse but not for a staff nurse. If you want i can find out for sure. Keep me posted.

    regards

    Innv
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    I would love that, if you could look into it a little more to see if Medicare has such a rqmt. Again the woman said that Fresenius cannot begin to train me to be a dialysis RN until I have close to 1 yr of work experience behind me.
    Any follow up would be great, thanks much.
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    Quote from Innv
    Hi

    From my understanding, that is not 100% true. You need one year of critical care experience to work as a dialysis charge nurse but not for a staff nurse. If you want i can find out for sure. Keep me posted.

    regards

    Innv
    Is this part of the new MC regs?

    I am a dialysis charge nurse, and I have never worked in critical care.

    I know that in all the places I have worked, an RN must have one year of dialysis experience before they can be charge. As a traveler, I am often needed for charge, because some regular staff RNs do not have a year of dialysis experience, so they can't be charge.
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    I was told it was part of the new MC regs, that incoming RNs that want to train for dialysis must have 1 yr or exp working as an RN..... this does not concern charge RNs or whatever, just incoming so I guess only those of us looking to get into this field are hitting this wall.
    Great, just 1 more obstacle for a new grad in a country slumped over in a depression. : (


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