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Radiology Nurse

RN Diploma, ASN or BSN

A Radiology Nurse cares for people undergoing radiation treatment, getting ultrasounds and MRIs, or receiving radiation therapy for cancer. They also make sure that patients are mentally and emotionally ready to undergo medical procedures. This field is especially exciting for those who love technology, as these nurses are constantly being exposed to new and innovative medical equipment.

Things You'll Do:

  • Insert IVs
  • Monitor patients during procedures
  • Ease patients’ concerns about treatment

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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