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Acute Dialysis RN interested to become a Nephrology NP

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kyledaniel has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Nephrology/Dialysis/Apheresis.

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Hi Everyone!

My name is Kyle and I am a registered nurse with 7 years of experience in Acute dialysis and Apheresis. I am thinking about advancing my career to become a Nephrology NP. My question is, what type of NP degree would I need to take If I want to become a Nephrology NP. Is it FNP or Acute care NP? I hope anyone can help me out. Thank you. 

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babyNP. has 12 years experience as a APRN and specializes in NICU.

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Too many factors, to be honest. It depends on which state(s) you wish to practice and whether you'll be seeing in-patient or out-patient or both. Some states let you do everything on FNP others make you do ACNP in order to do in-patient. Google "consensus model" with your state. We do have a NP here who works with nephrology patients, hopefully she can chime in.

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kyledaniel has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Nephrology/Dialysis/Apheresis.

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Thank you for the response babyNP. Personally I really dont see myself dealing and providing care with pediatrics that's why I chose the acute care adult NP path. I am currently practicing as an RN in NY and I can see myself practicing as an NP in nephrology in this state. I really love nephrology especially the acute and chronic dialysis portion of it. In the hospital that I am currently working for, most NPs I see that work in the nephrology department have FNP degrees but I am not sure if they manage acute inpatient renal patients. 

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