ABOUT: OPTIMUM DIALYSIS TRAINING ACADEMY
Virginia Whitaker, RN, CDN
They say that all nurses are teachers, by the time I had graduated from nursing school some 28 years ago, 27 of those years as a Nephrology Nurse, 17 years as an Acute Nephrology Nurse, 10 years in the Chronic Dialysis Setting under many titles, Staff Nurse, Clinical Coordinator, Clinical Nurse Manager and lastly Facility Administrator. I had the wonderful opportunity to relocate to Texas. Immediately I noticed the disparity of teaching schools for dialysis technicians. Seizing the opportunity I opened Optimum Dialysis Training Academy. I am able to utilize my skills as a Clinical Service Specialist into a second career. I look forward to providing Texas with Quality Healthcare Individuals who are taught their occupation is their passion.
Knowledge is only power when you share it. You're not a leader if you have knowledge and keep it to yourself. After all, when you're done, the work will go on. But will it go on flawlessly?" it will "if you pass on the knowledge and give them the tools to do it when you're not there."
Our goal is to provide a highly individualized training opportunity that is focused solely on the training and empowerment of the dialysis patient care technician in clinical excellence.
Optimal preparation of the dialysis technician in the delivery of safe and high-quality patient care.
Instilling a strong sense of integrity in our students to always follow policies, procedures, and regulatory guidelines. The goal being for them to “do the right thing even when no one is watching”
To develop a clinically competent and confident dialysis professional with a constant focus on optimal patient outcomes.
Optimum Dialysis is in its infancy, we are excited to have been able to bring this exciting program to North Texas.