Each year more Americans are being diagnosed with some type of kidney disease.
The growing need for nurses in all fields continues to grow. But with the upcoming Baby Boomers and the rapid increase in chronic kidney disease (CKD), registered nurses (RNs) are needed – especially in nephrology.
Nephrology, Nursing at its Finest
For 39 years, nephrology nursing has climbed steadily and continues to climb. An estimated 23 million American adults have chronic kidney disease (CKD). It is the only disease-caused disability that is funded by the federal government through the Social Security program.
The field continues to escalate as the increase in CKD patients continues to increase due to more frequent diagnoses in high blood pressure and diabetes. Nurses in this field must be skilled, motivated and highly educated. These nurses not only deal with kidney disease but frequently cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and hypertension to name a few. Extra sensitivity towards patients is required because they usually deal with multiple diseases, and have to adjust to a completely different lifestyle such as diet and exercise alterations and increased side effects from medication.
Receiving a certification in nephrology is not necessary, but it may better ones chances at a better job, better pay and more knowledge. Transitioning from a general nursing field to nephrology is the first of many steps. A career in nephrology opens doors to research, transplant coordinators and educators.
No matter where you end up in the nursing world, whether it be behind a dialysis machine or in a white lab coat or a suit, the options in this field are limitless. Now that you know what’s out there pick a path in the fork of the road and follow it. Don’t forget, if you get bored you can go back and do it all over again. ~renalbusinesstoday.com~
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