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Radiology Nurse

A Radiology Nurse takes care of patients who are undergoing ultrasounds, MRIs, X-rays and radiation treatments.
Required education
Average annual salary
Work hands-on, directly with patients.
Follow a routine that allows you to anticipate and prepare for every situation.
Take on different tasks, patients, and situations every day.
You’ll stay up to date with the latest technological developments in your field and get the chance to work with innovative medical equipment.
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What you’ll do


You’ll evaluate patients before their procedures.


You’ll be a liaison between patients, families, doctors, and specialists.


You’ll help patients understand what their procedure entails and what they have to do to prepare


You’ll insert IVs, inject dye, administer enemas prior to procedures, operate radiology machinery, such as ultrasounds and CT scans, and care for patients until they’re discharged.

Where you’ll work
  • Diagnostic imaging facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Outpatient care centers
How to become a Radiology Nurse


Pass the NCLEX-RN.


Work as a Registered Nurse, gaining 2,000 hours’ experience and 30 hours’ continuing education in Radiology.


Pass the Certified Radiology Nurse Exam through the Association for Radiologic & Imaging Nurses


You’re ready to work as a Radiology Nurse.

Join an Organization
Become a member of a Radiology Nurse organization to find career opportunities, learn from your colleagues, and support the profession.
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Group of smiling nurses in scrubs holding folders
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