What does a Dialysis Nurse do?

Dialysis nurses provide care to patients with kidney disease or related conditions who are undergoing dialysis treatments. They provide direct patient care in a clinical setting. They perform assessments and prepare and implement treatment plans. They explain procedures, educate patients about treatment processes, and answer any questions patients may have. They ensure treatment areas are maintained in a sterile manner that also allows for patient comfort. They often serve as a liaison between patients and doctors, relaying updates or concerns.

Dialysis nurses are typically RNs (registered nurses), although some positions will accept LPNs (licensed practical nurses). They are commonly required to have a variety of certifications including ACLS and CPR, along with other license/certificate credentials. These roles require in-depth knowledge of the entire dialysis process and hands-on experience facilitating treatment procedures.

Education--
Work/Life Balance
3.1 ★
Total Pay--
Career Opportunity
3.5 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

How much does a Dialysis Nurse make?

Confident
$93,277 /yr
Total Pay
$74,467
 /yr

Base Pay

+
$18,810
 /yr

Additional Pay

$93,277

 / yr
$53K$369K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range
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Read what Dialysis Nurse professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Satellite HealthcareSatellite Healthcare
Dialysis Technician
Jan 20, 2022

“I worked 12+ hour shifts and all I got during the holidays was a crockpot.”

Satellite HealthcareSatellite Healthcare
Dialysis Technician
Jan 20, 2022

“Everyone was miserable and incredibly overworked.”

Fresenius Medical Care - North AmericaFresenius Medical Care - North America
Dialysis Technician
Aug 31, 2020

“Nothing everything is great great pay”

FreseniusFresenius
Dialysis Technician
Jun 21, 2022

“pay is better than Davita”

CoxHealthCoxHealth
Dialysis Technician
Nov 14, 2020

“Good work life balance”

DaVitaDaVita
Dialysis Technician
Sep 2, 2020

“Not guaranteed 36 hours if full time.”

Fresenius Medical Care - North AmericaFresenius Medical Care - North America
Dialysis Technician
Apr 21, 2022

“My manager was not a good person to work with.”

American Renal AssociatesAmerican Renal Associates
Dialysis Technician
May 18, 2021

“Great employees to work with.”

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