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The Uphill Road to Nursing

Nursing SchoolsNursing school can be a tough road to take but it also has many benefits. Getting accepted into a school, obtaining your nursing degree, becoming certified, and everything else that is required is a lot to take in at once. Once you become a registered nurse you can then work in the area that you prefer. However, that requires a lot of hard work and dedication to the field of nursing. Learn more about dialysis nursing, one of the many areas of nursing you can work in, and the long road to your nursing degree.

Dialysis Nurse

A dialysis nurse is responsible for treating patients that had a kidney disease or kidney dysfunction.  Dialysis is a procedure that requires a waste and fluids to be removed from the blood when the kidneys no longer function. Used to remove the blood from the body and return to the body through another tube.  The nurse will monitor the patient throughout the procedure.

Dialysis nurse is a registered nurse specialize in training of the treating a patient going through different types of dialysis. These nurses are specialized and they typically work in hospital, long term care facilities or clinics.  The training that is required to become a dialysis starts with registered nursing education. You can obtain professional certification through the Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission.  A dialysis nursing salary is about $65,000 a year or more.

Nursing Schools

Diploma in Nursing, once the most common route to RN licensure and a nursing career, is available through hospital-based schools of nursing

Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) is a two-year degree offered by community colleges and hospital-based schools of nursing that prepares individuals for a defined technical scope of practice.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BS/BSN) is a four-year degree offered at colleges and universities:

  • Prepares graduates to engage in the full scope of professional nursing practice across all healthcare settings
  • First two years often concentrate on psychology, human growth and development, biology, microbiology, organic chemistry, nutrition, and anatomy and physiology.
  • Final two years often focus on adult acute and chronic disease; maternal/child health; pediatrics; psychiatric/mental health nursing; and community health nursing.
  • Is intended to result in a deeper understanding of the cultural, political, economic,  and social issues that affect patients and influence healthcare delivery
  • Includes nursing theory, physical and behavioral sciences, and humanities with additional content in research, leadership, and may include such topics as healthcare economics, health informatics, and health policy.

It may be a challenging time going to nursing school but in the end it will be jam-packed with rewards. Opportunities will open up everywhere you go. From dialysis nursing to pediatric nursing, you will be prepared for anything.

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