I came here with experience. Just needed more time with the T machines because they were new to me. I told the clinical manager that up front. She gave me one day orientation as an RN. Of course it was a nightmare when I was expected to be on my own on day two. Very unfair to the other RN working with me because she had to help me so much. The techs were also helpful but this is a busy clinic with 10-12 hr shifts. The manager thinks nothing of adding a shift to your schedule without asking first. Bottom line I lasted 3 weeks and it wasn,t until she knew I wanted to leave that she offered more training on the floor. The good news is that Fresenius is looking to open another clinic in Santa Fe,NM and when I had my exit interview, someone from HR followed up with me. The company is a good one and retention is important to them. So if you are interested in dialysis keep your eyes open. Unfortunately right now this clinic is the only game in town and while this c linical manager is there you will NOT get what you need because she does NOT listen. She wanted a body on the floor. Her priority was filling the holes. There was one traveler and two float RN,s including the regular staff.
Classroom training, especially if you are new to dialysis.