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Hey everybody! I would love to chat with some other rad nurses!I check this forum at least once or twice a week, and it's been kinda dead lately! WHAT'S THE DEAL?? :confused: :confused: :confused:... Read More


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    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.
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    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 !
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    Hey I'm new here ... I'm a Rad nurse in nj but may be moving to AZ this year.. We do a couple of angios with plasty and stents a day, throw in a couple of IVC filters, piccs too,occ TIPS (yuck) they can get scary, nephrostomies, UAE and other embolizations,, we also cover CT and US for biopsies, paras and thoro, chest tube inserts, I also do the voiding cystograms on the kids about 10-12 a week. I'm a cath queen now .. I will never I mean never trade up this job for MED SURG again.. We also do call .. I'm on every 4th week ..


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