I graduated with an AS degree in Radiologic Technology in 1990, but left the field to raise my children within two years. In the early 90's the ARRT put mandatory CEU's into place and I did not keep up with it for lack of time with three little ones.
To go back to Radiology, I would need retake the national registry exam. I have been out of the field for 14 years and would need to take an exam review course and spend a few months reviewing the information. Problem is, I will be starting nursing school in September and don't know if I should spend the summer studying for to get re-certified in a field I may never use again. I would be very happy in other fields of nursing such as NICU. L&D or psych nursing. My heart is not set on Radiology nursing, but it is an area I am familiar with and the comfort level is there.
Did any of you go to nursing school after becoming a RT(R)?
Michelle in MA