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- Aug 19, '12 by NurseJenny:-)Any new info on getting a dialysis position as a new grad nurse? Dialysis4careers.com has a course but I'm not sure if I should spend my money on it :-/
- Aug 19, '12 by serenidad2004Quote from NurseJenny:-)I wasnt a new grad.. had 9yrs of SNF/LTC experience, but the only dialysis experience I had was taking care of a few pts who received dialysis. I was able to transfer to my hospitals dialysis unit based on the working relationship I had with the staff. Even with almost 10yrs as a nurse it was atill a difficult transition I felt like a new grad! Maybe you could start off in a unit where you could develop a working relationship with the dialysis unit and their staff then apply for transfer when they have an openingAny new info on getting a dialysis position as a new grad nurse? Dialysis4careers.com has a course but I'm not sure if I should spend my money on it :-/
- Aug 20, '12 by BrookeyleaI work for FMC as a tech and with me they hired two RNS that had 8 months of LTC training and at the other clinic one fresh out of school. My suggestion is to try getting a job elsewhere this way you don't loose the skills you have gained, dialysis is very repetitious work and you will be doing the same thing, day in and day out. If your on the floor, hook patients up, pass meds, do a foot check, chart all your info., and the same thing the next round of patients. It's rewarding though.
- Aug 20, '12 by NurseJenny:-)I love how techs think RN jobs are so simple(sarcasm). I used to be a PCT at a hospital and I thought RNs just sit and chart and do other "simple stuff"... Boy, was I wrong!