Nephrology Nursing aims to work in partnership with people who have renal disease to optimize their health and that of their families. Renal disease is a chronic condition arising from many causes, and often progresses to kidney failure that requires dialysis or transplantation to sustain life. Renal disease impacts all body systems and, combined with the treatment, affects the person's diet, energy level, self image, ability to work and overall lifestyle. It also affects family members, as their diet, income and roles may also change.
Nephrology nurses work collaboratively with people with renal disease and their families over long periods of time, and assist clients in managing their renal disease, their treatment and the resulting inherent health changes.
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Find career openings throughout British Columbia and abroad where renal programs exist. Hospitals are the primary employers, although many communities and traveling nursing companies also offer a variety of opportunities. Nurses can obtain employment in a variety of practice areas: hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, chronic renal insufficiency clinics and transplant areas.
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