Dialysis Technician School
Dialysis technician schools include community colleges, hospitals and technical schools. Most dialysis tech programs are relatively short in duration. Some programs can be completed in as few as six to twelve weeks and others take up to 12 months. While some individuals seek out to make being a dialysis tech their first healthcare career, others who enroll in these programs include licensed practical nurses and certified nurse assistants who want the additional specialized training in treating dialysis patients. There are oftentimes weekend courses offered to those professionals already in health care such as LPNs. They are then able to get a specialization as a dialysis tech by attending the weekend class. Other times no formal education is needed for current health care professionals to gain specialization in working with dialysis patients. Instead they receive on-the-job training.
For those who are new to health care professions, typically dialysis tech programs include both didactic coursework to provide students with a solid foundation of the concepts involved in this field, along with clinical experiences so students can gain hands-on knowledge of the field.