Hiring a New Grad

  1. HI,
    For those who are or have worked for Gambro or Davita, do they hire new grads? Just curious. Also do you think a new grad should start somewhere else in order to prepare for a career in dialysis?

    Thanks
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  3. by   BSNgrad2004
    I just got hired by Gambro yesterday. I graduated in May and have been working in MedSurg for about 4 months. I think it depends on the director at the facility, whether or not he/she is up to training a new grad since it takes alot of time and money to do.
  4. by   Pamilina
    Being a New Grad, "Kudos"! Congratulations. I would investigate going into ICU training program within the Hospital. They will put you through a very good program, and then you can get the nursing experience that is required for Acute Dialysis. Acute Dialysis is within the hospital invironment. You could work in the clinic to get the dialysis experience as well...do both, part-time each. Then when you decide you've got the experience as a nurse, then branch out into an Acute Dialysis position. The rewards of Acute Dialysis is many. Working in the clinic has a lot of running around, and politics. If I was coming out of nursing school now, this is what I would do. ICU, will train you in all kinds of machines, and train you on the very nature of Hemodynamic monitoring. Which is crucial to being a Dialysis Nurse.

    Davita, Gambro, Fresinius: offer programs for new nurses or nurses wanting experience as a dialysis nurse. They will put you through a six-eight week training program. Give them a call too. However, to go further in this realm, you really need solid nursing experience.

    Hope this helps.
  5. by   NEPHRONRN
    Quote from Pamilina
    Being a New Grad, "Kudos"! Congratulations. I would investigate going into ICU training program within the Hospital. They will put you through a very good program, and then you can get the nursing experience that is required for Acute Dialysis. Acute Dialysis is within the hospital invironment. You could work in the clinic to get the dialysis experience as well...do both, part-time each. Then when you decide you've got the experience as a nurse, then branch out into an Acute Dialysis position. The rewards of Acute Dialysis is many. Working in the clinic has a lot of running around, and politics. If I was coming out of nursing school now, this is what I would do. ICU, will train you in all kinds of machines, and train you on the very nature of Hemodynamic monitoring. Which is crucial to being a Dialysis Nurse.

    Davita, Gambro, Fresinius: offer programs for new nurses or nurses wanting experience as a dialysis nurse. They will put you through a six-eight week training program. Give them a call too. However, to go further in this realm, you really need solid nursing experience.

    Hope this helps.
    although you make an excellent point
    about acute dilalysis rewards being many, most hosp based acute programs
    require at least 1 year of chronic experience, icu is a good choice for education but you will still need the dialysis component and most
    critical care ecucation courses dont include it.
    i hope this helps
  6. by   Pamilina
    Quote from NEPHRONRN
    although you make an excellent point
    about acute dilalysis rewards being many, most hosp based acute programs
    require at least 1 year of chronic experience, icu is a good choice for education but you will still need the dialysis component and most
    critical care ecucation courses dont include it.
    i hope this helps
    To be a well prepared RN in Acute Dialysis, you could benefit from going through an ICU training program which is about 8 weeks long. Learning the Hemodynamics that is essential to function as a Dialysis nurse...and as well there is a program for Dialysis nurses in the clinic, that runs about six weeks long...doing both part-time would round her out for the experience she would need to qualify.

    Best always!

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