Education : Training
Dynamic Career in Health Care!
Open to RNs, LVNs & Technicians
hemodialysis training program is a practicum, "hands-on," formal
training program for registered
(RNs), licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) and patient care technicians (PCTs) who
are seeking a
in the field of dialysis. Students learn to take care of patients on the
artificial kidney machines.
course is an intensive education for any direct caregiver in the field of
hemodialysis. It provides all
skills required for employment in a dialysis facility. Hemodialysis is a growth
employment opportunities. This course is sixteen (16) weeks in length for both
nurses and patient
technicians. It combines both didactic and clinical experience. Instruction in
the dialysis clinics is all
and our faculty’s sole duty is to teach and supervise students in the clinical
is the sponsor of The American Dialysis
College. The American Dialysis College
a California for-profit corporation, which has been established in an effort to
provide excellence in
area of education and training in the End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) industry.
has been directly involved in end stage
renal disease (ESRD) since 1964. We have trained hemodialysis:
nurses and technicians since 1966. Because of a registered nurse (RN) shortage
we developed the standard for patient care technicians (PCTs) to supplement
We wrote the white paper describing this training as part of a California
manpower study conducted
USC Department of Medicine. We founded the California Dialysis Council (CDC) and
legislation for RNs and PCTs. We established the first hemodialysis college
level training program
1975 at Glendale Community College in California.
is over a 20 billion dollar health-care enterprise in America and grows by over
one billion dollars
year. Dialysis as a health-care provider offers an almost unlimited set of
many health-care workers.
R. De Palma, MD, FACP is the director of the American Dialysis College. Dr. De
Palma is responsible
spearheading the move to formally train registered nurses (RNs) and Patient Care
He is the CEO of Hemodialysis, Inc.
Joanne D. Pittard MS, RN, Professor Emerita of Allied Health is the assistant
director and course
of the American Dialysis College. Professor Pittard chaired the Glendale
training program for greater than 30 years. This training program was the most
level training program in California and the USA.
are committed to help meet the need for caring and qualified medical
professionals who will then be
to provide the finest patient care possible.