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

Annual Salary Range
$62,500 – 103,000


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

Certification

RN, Certified Radiology Nurse (CRN)


Education Requirements

BSN


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