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Radiology Nurse

RN Diploma, ASN or BSN

Radiologic and Imaging Nurses tend to the needs of patients in locations that utilize x-ray, fluoroscopy, angiographic imaging, ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and nuclear imaging. This field is especially exciting for those who love technology. As the development of hybrid procedural suites combining surgical procedures with imaging modalities continues to grow, the number of locations where radiologic and imaging nurses are found will continue to rise.

Things You'll Do:

  • Assess patients pre, intra, and post procedures.
  • Educate patients and significant others about procedure and post care.
  • Advocate for patients, easing their concerns about treatment
  • Administer medications, including moderate sedation, as ordered by physician and monitor patient outcomes.

Your job characteristics:

  • Structured
  • Patient-facing
  • Research-oriented

How You'll Get There
  • Get Your
    Nursing Diploma, Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) or Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Pass Your
    National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN)
  • You can start working as a Registered Nurse.
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  • Work as a Registered Nurse for 2,000 hours in radiology, and earn 30 hours of continuing education in the specialty.
  • Pass Your
    Certified Radiology Nurse exam
  • Become a
    Certified Radiology Nurse (CRN)

More About this Specialty
  • Where You
    Can Work

    • Hospital
    • Outpatient care facility
    • Physician’s office

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  • What Else You
    Can Expect

    • You’ll be able to work in various sub-specialties like computed tomography (CT), breast imaging, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), vascular/neuro interventional radiology, endovascular clinic, nuclear medicine, or fluoroscopy.

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