Midwestern Career College’s Dialysis Technologist Training Program teaches clinical skills and knowledge to work as an entry-level dialysis technician. Students learn how to perform dialysis on patients whose kidneys are failing to function.
What is dialysis?
Dialysis is the process of:
- filtering a patient’s blood to remove waste
- reintroducing the blood back into the patient’s body
What does a dialysis technologist do?
As a dialysis technologist, you’ll have the very important role of performing dialysis on patients with kidney failure. You’ll be a member of a medical team of doctors, nurses, dietitians and social workers and will have more direct contact with the patient than any other member of that team. Patients under your care will rely on you for their safety and well-being. Your work will help patients with kidney failure live healthier, more active lives.
What will you study?
Our program brings together the best of classroom and clinical training. You’ll study:
- principles of dialysis
- anatomy of the kidney
- dialysis procedures
- basic chemistry of body fluids
- drawing blood
- infection control
You’ll learn how to:
- operate dialysis equipment
- provide safe and effective care to patients
- identify complications
- think critically
- report on treatments and outcomes
- educate patients
|MCC’s Dialysis Technologist Training Program is approved by the Board of Nephrology Examiners Nursing Technology (BONENT), the most important organization for dialysis technologists in the United States. When you complete our program, you’ll be eligible to sit for the BONENT exam to become a certified hemodialysis technologist.|
What certifications can I get?
Through our program, you’ll become eligible to take the following exams:
- Certified Hemodialysis Technologist (CHT) from the Board of Nephrology Examiners Nursing Technology (BONENT)
- National Certified Phlebotomy Technician (NCPT) from the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)
- Registered Phlebotomy Technician (RPT) from the American Medical Technologists (AMT) (requires additional draws)
New ESRD rules and regulations approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services states that patient care dialysis technologists must be certified under state certification programs.
Paying for College
Federal student financial aid is available to those who qualify. Eligible students may apply for funding from the Veterans Administration (VA) or the Workforce Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA).