Baker College of Flint Granted Approval for Nephrology Program

April 25, 2011

Baker College of Flint has received approval for its hemodialysis patient care technician certificate program from the Board of Nephrology Examiners and Nursing Technology (BONENT). Baker College of Flint is the only higher education institution in Michigan to offer a BONENT-approved program, and one of 12 in the United States.

“This is a highly significant achievement for our campus, as BONENT is widely recognized as the ‘gold standard’ accrediting body within the renal community,” said Julianne T. Princinsky, Ed.D., Baker College of Flint president. “Congratulations to Georgia Wilson, hemodialysis program director, Deb Nelson, associate dean for health sciences, and the rest of the team who worked so tirelessly and diligently to make this happen.”

A graduate from a BONENT-approved program is eligible to sit for the Certified Hemodialysis Technologist/Technician (CHT) exam.

The hemodialysis patient care technician certificate program at Baker College of Flint prepares the student to provide direct dialysis patient care and to assist with treatment and documentation, under the supervision of a registered nurse. Through an agreement with Davita, a nationally known dialysis company, the Baker College of Flint student has the opportunity to apply skills learned on campus to a clinical setting. Such skills include the assessment of the patient’s vital signs and weight, connection of the patient to the dialysis machine through venipuncture, drawing blood samples, and monitoring medication and treatment.

For more information about the hemodialysis patient care technician certificate program at Baker College of Flint, please contact the admissions department at 810.766.4000.

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