[font=Georgia] Hello! Welcome to the site! How did your first day go? How much orientation do you get on HD and PD? My training in HD lasted 8 weeks--pretty close to that for PD too. Those are truly fascinating areas to work in. I haven't worked in a hospital setting in those areas--just in the chronic setting--clinics where HD pts. come 3-4 days/wk but really enjoyed it--did that about 5 yrs. Very challenging--which explains the need for extensive training/orientation. I left the specialty as many clinics are not using LPNs anymore and I had quite a long commute. I'm now working in group homes with MR/DD pts(3-5 pts and 2-4 staff--great ratios) and thoroughly enjoy it. It's truly relaxing work, but I do miss dialysis. I think you will enjoy dialysis once you get the hang of it. I wish you all the best!