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Radiology Nursing

Learn How to Become a Radiology Nurse

Radiology nurses ensure patients are mentally and emotionally ready to undergo medical procedures. These nurses frequently work with new and innovative medical equipment. Radiology nurses must have a working knowledge of radiation safety, as well as all aspects of occupational health and safety and infection control.

Preparation Path

Earn your BSN

Pass the NCLEX and become an RN

Pass your Certified Radiology Nurse exam and become a CRN

Typical Tasks

  • Assessing a patient’s prior and current health, including any allergies and other health issues
  • Monitoring a patient’s vital signs
  • Administering and overseeing intravenous injections of contrast medium
  • Administering any required medications and light sedation when used
  • Preparing patients for their procedure
  • Providing anesthetic assistance
  • Monitoring the recovery and discharge of patients after their procedure

Employment Settings

  • Hospital
  • Outpatient care facility
  • Physician’s office

Annual Salary Range

$62,500 – $103,000


RN, Certified Radiology Nurse (CRN)

Education Requirements


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Ready to begin your journey to becoming a radiology nurse?