Nephrology Nursing: The Career of a Lifetime

The role of the nephrology nurse is so important, and the care you provide patients and their families is vital! Do you want to be inspired as a nephrology nurse – or want to inspire others to consider joining this specialty?

Watch this newly created film, which features interviews with patients and nephrology nurses, to discover the unique and wonderful specialty of nephrology nursing!

Kelsie, who received a kidney transplant as a teenager and now receives peritoneal dialysis as an adult, reflects on the impact of nephrology nurses throughout her life: "If you are a nurse, God bless you – because you take on a role of a compassionate leader and someone that we can rely on emotionally, and someone that we confide in. And you are someone that we trust completely because you taught us everything, and you know everything that helps us." As Kelsie so aptly describes, a nephrology nurse is like a “medical mother.”

From the nursing perspective, Kristin Larson, MSN, RN, AGNP-BC, shares her excitement about the unique challenges and opportunities that nephrology nursing offers: "The kidney is really the body’s greatest organ. Truly, you can cut it out put it in an igloo cooler, hook it back up again, and it starts making urine. I mean, how cool is that?"

We encourage you to share this video with friends and colleagues. We want other nurses and nursing students to discover and explore the rewards of Nephrology Nursing: The Career of a Lifetime!

ANNA developed this video in partnership with Fresenius Medical Care North America.