Hello - I have worked for Davita for almost 5 years, both in the acute and chronic settings. Davita used to be a great company to work for, I think however that when they bought Gambro out, they may have bitten off more than they could chew. Since then, I have seen consistent staff shortages (sometimes dangerously so), serious turnover of RN's, and a drastic change in attitude. I agree with a prior reply - I would rather have foregone the 2 day "drunkfest" academy, and opted for more staff. For example, I am the only nurse scheduled to work this Sunday from 5am-9pm (3 full shifts), with only 5 techs.
We have 20 chairs and then 2 more in isolation. Being a Sunday, there will also be no ancillary support (answering the phones, etc), so I expect to be kept very busy. Personally, I don't think this is the arena for a new RN, or one that has not developed excellent time management skills and able to work in a very stressful environment. I hope I have answered your question. Good luck in whatever you decide to do.