My nursing "dream" ever since I was in nursing school was to be an Acute Dialysis RN. I finally landed a med-surg job after 2 long years because I saw that it was a requirement on Acute dialysis job postings. However, the acute dialysis nurses I talk to say that I need to be experienced with outpatient dialysis. Now I feel I wasted my time and hard-work getting this job =(.
Can someone please what steps I can take to become an Acute Dialysis RN? If I do have to go outpatient dialysis first, how long should I stay in this med-surg position, and how long should I stay outpatient before applying to acute dialysis?
I am desperate for the advice of you dialysis nurses out there! =)