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Thank you for answering my question! Did you go to a local community college to the certification or did you do it online? Thanks again!
CRN is a national certification exam that you are an expert in the field of radiology nursing. Look to the website for details. CRN Certification | C-NET | Center For Nursing Education & Testing
Requirements:Initial certification to become a Certified Radiology Nurse (CRN) is achieved by qualifying for eligibility to sit for the certification exam and achieving a passing score on the exam. At the time candidate applies to sit for the certification exam, candidate must:
1. Currently hold an active RN license or international licensure equivalent. A photocopy of your current license must be submitted with your application.
2. Have practiced as a licensed registered nurse a minimum of 2,000 hours in radiology nursing within the past 3 years.*
3. Have obtained 30 contact hours of continuing education applicable to nursing care of radiology patients within 24 months of the date the candidate sits for the exam. A minimum of 15 of the 30 contact hours must be specifically related to radiology nursing. Contact hours in radiology nursing may be accumulated through any of the categories of continuing education activities provided the content is applicable to radiology nursing.
* Eligibility requirement #2 may be met if you are engaged in direct patient care or direct clinical management, supervision, education, or direction of other persons to achieve or help achieve patient/client goals for the stated number of hours.
Many radiology nurse have training and experience in Critical Care or Emergency medicine and have experience in responding to emergent situations.