Dialysis technicians are the primary direct care giver for patients undergoing hemodialysis treatments. Responsibilities are initiation, monitoring and termination of the dialysis treatment, including needle placement and limited medication administration. They work closely with, and under the direct supervision of, registered nurses as an important member of the patient care team. The Dialysis Technician must learn and understand the scientific principles of dialysis, the process of the dialysis treatment, and how to respond to the physical and emotional needs of people undergoing dialysis treatments. During the course of the program the student will apply for a temporary certificate from the Ohio Board of Nursing to practice as a Dialysis Technician. He/she is eligible to take the certification exam after 12 months of clinical experience. The program requires 230 hours of on-the-job clinical training during varied days of the week in the third quarter based on facility availability.
- High School Diploma or GED
- Meet program criteria on Workforce Training Assessment
- Physical Examination
- Immunization: Hepatitis B
- Immunization: Two-Step TB
- Background Check completed at MVCTC
Accreditation by: North Central Association; Approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to take the exam for this certification: Dialysis Technician after 12 months of clinical experience
Articulation with: No formal articulations.
Tuition Costs: $6,006
Supply Costs: $1,307*
Graduation Rate: 77%
Job Placement Rate: 100%
Median Loan Deficit: $5,007