Nephrology Nurse

A Nephrology Nurse works with patients who have kidney diseases, abnormal kidney functions or are at risk of kidney problems.
Required Education
ADN or BSN
Average annual salary
Attributes
Patient-facing
Work hands-on, directly with patients.
Varied
Take on different tasks, patients, and situations every day.
You’ll work in diverse environments, including acute care, home training, outpatient dialysis clinics and even in transplant units where patients receive new kidneys.
What you’ll do
What you’ll do

Assessment

You’ll assess kidney function and create treatment plans for your patients.

Education

You’ll teach diabetics how to manage their symptoms.

Treatment

You’ll carry out treatment plans, including dialysis and acute care.

Where you’ll work
  • Clinics
  • Doctors’ offices
  • Hospitals
  • Patients’ homes
How to become a Nephrology Nurse

Option 1

02

Pass the NCLEX-RN.

03

Work as a Registered Nurse, gaining 2,000 hours’ experience in Nephrology with 20 hours’ continued education.

04

Get your Certified Dialysis Nurse Certification from Nephrology Nurse Certification Commission.

05

You’re ready to work as a Nephrology Nurse.

Option 2

02

Pass the NCLEX-RN.

03

Work as a Registered Nurse, gaining 3,000 hours’ experience in Nephrology with 30 hours’ continued education

04

Get your Certified Nephrology Certification from Nephrology Nurse Certification Commission.

05

You’re ready to work as a Nephrology Nurse.

Join an Organization
Become a member of a Nephrology Nurse organization to find career opportunities, learn from your colleagues, and support the profession.
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