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The Challenges of a Nephrology Nurse

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Course Overview

The Challenges of a Nephrology Nurse
Tanya Kidd, author

Author: Tanya Kidd

Nurses touch the lives of everyone they encounter, whether it is caring for individuals, families, or communities. Nurses work endlessly to help patients maintain, attain, or recover from illnesses so they can achieve optimal health and quality of life. The practice of a nephrology nurse has been recognized for over 48 years and requires an intensive knowledge base to care for the pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients with kidney disease. Nurses face many challenges in throughout their profession and workforce which require stamina, perseverance, and commitment. As a result of the current state of healthcare and the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an enormous burden placed on nurses, especially nephrology nurses.  

Course Outline

  1. Introduction 
  2. Case Studies 
  3. What is Nephrology Nursing? 
  4. Why Do We Need Nephrology Nurses? 
  5. Where Can a Nephrology Nurse Work? 
  6. What Challenges Does a Nephrology Nurse Face?  
  7. How Do They Overcome These Challenges? 
  8. Conclusion  
  9. References

Accreditation Statement

Nursing CE Central LLC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

In this course we will discuss the basics, challenges, and necessity of nephrology nurses. It will take the average learner 120 minutes to complete.

Course Outcomes

After completing this course, the learner will rate 4 out of 5 on the Likert Scale for their ability to:

  1. Explain the utility of a nephrology nurse. 
  2. Understand the importance of nephrology nurses and where they are needed. 
  3. Identify three challenges facing nephrology nurses. 

Target Audience

  • Registered Nurses (RN)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)
  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN)

Requirement for Completion

  1. Enrollment in the course by the learner
  2. Read and learn all course materials
  3. Complete the course evaluation
  4. Attest and testify learning of the course materials

Accreditations + Approvals

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) (P0614)
  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP 17418)
  • Kentucky Board of Nursing (7-0090)
  • Louisiana State Board of Nursing (58)
  • New York State Department of Education (IC 208)
  • Florida Board of Nursing (50-23983)

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

Nursing CE Central nor any of the authors, planners, content experts, or any contributors have any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

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Course created on: June 25, 2021

Course Expires on: June 25, 2024

Course Offering: #97