The Development of Kidney Transplant Nursing

The Development of Kidney Transplant Nursing

Identification: nnj_ma09A2
Issue: March-April 2009
Volume: Vol. 36, No. 2


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Goal: To provide an overview of the development of kidney transplant nursing as a specialized area of practice.


  1. Discuss early kidney transplant experiments pre-World War II and into the 1950s.
  2. Describe how kidney transplantation evolved during the 1960s and beyond.
  3. Identify key changes in post-transplant patient care over the last 60 years.
  4. Outline significant events in transplant nursing as recalled by early transplant nurses.



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