M State’s Dialysis Technician certificate program trains students to work as part of a medical team in providing care to patients in outpatient dialysis centers, a fast-growing medical specialty.
The 16-credit Dialysis Technician program prepares technicians to operate and maintain the equipment used in hemodialysis, the process that removes waste from the blood of patients with renal failure and chronic kidney disease.
Working under the supervision of a registered nurse, the dialysis technician cares for dialysis patients and their families. The role of technicians includes preparing patients for dialysis, monitoring patients' progress and documenting treatment.
The program is offered on M State's Moorhead campus.
This program is not being offered until at least Spring 2017.
This program is eligible for the Minnesota Two-Year Occupational Grant Pilot Program. Participating students will have their tuition and fees paid after Federal Pell and Minnesota State grants have been applied to their accounts.
There is no separate application for this grant. Interested students apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or, for undocumented students, the Minnesota Dream Act Application. Funding is limited, so submit the FAFSA as early as possible since applicants will be ranked by their application date.
For more information on student eligibility, visit Learn More Pay Less, call 877.450.3322 or download the elgible program list.
Dialysis Technician Certificate
This program prepares students to provide care for patients and participate as an active member of the dialysis team. Students will demonstrate proficiency with initiation, monitoring, termination and documentation of dialysis treatment and preparation and use of dialysis equipment, instruments, dialysate and supplies. Graduates will be prepared to safely care for dialysis patients and families under the supervision of the registered nurse.
Last modified: February 25th, 2016 at 09:30am