Quote from RNMarcie
I've worked for Radiology as a Medical Secretary and now work at home for them as a transcriptionist. I started pending nursing back in the early 90's when I started there, quit and am now returning in January to finish my pre-reqs. Do you need previous experience or would you recommend starting in Radiology as an RN? I'm 50 years old now and if I worked as a RadRN, I could keep my government pension, but if I transfer to another department, I won't be able to contribute to it anymore. What's your opinion?
Thanks in advance.
I'm an RN with 20+ years of critical care experience, this past year I was _____ (selected, drafted, convinced, honored....pick one!
) to design and implement the radiology nurse program at our hosp. It has been a challenge, as no one here has any experience with such a program, printed resources are few and it seems every hosp. I have contacted does it differently, some of them WAY differently. If it weren't for the years of EKG, invasive lines, PICCs, ED and CCU experience, I'd be screwed. If you are looking at this area as a career, I recommend some background experience in OR, PACU, ED, CCU or cath lab. Or maybe your place has an extensive mentorship program and lots of RNs to rely upon. Good luck and I envy your gov pension...I will be working till I'm dead