AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) —September 10th through 16th is Nephrology Nurses Week, and these nurses are being celebrated for the life-sustaining care they provide to patients. It’s also an opportunity to spark interest in the nursing specialty area. Nephrology nurses care for patients throughout their kidney disease journey, including dialysis, which is a treatment that mechanically removes waste and toxins from the blood. 

The U.S. is experiencing a critical shortage of nurses. It’s estimated that the country needs to fill 194,000 open nursing positions through 2030. DaVita has launched a new partnership with Adtalem Global Education to address this shortage and introduce more nursing students to the nephrology field. Third-year nurses at Chamberlain University can now enroll in “Introduction to Nephrology Nursing,” a curriculum that features online courses and hands-on nephrology clinical experiences. DaVita currently has career openings for patient care technicians and nurses across the Texas Panhandle. Learn more about career opportunities at DaVita at