I started in Radiology Nursing about 8 years ago and have gone worked from staff nurse to supervisor and now am the Nurse Manager of Imaging Services.
There are a couple of considerations that you should make before you jump into this arena of Nursing:
While most people would not consider Radiology nursing all that challenging or requiring expertise, I would beg to differ. Radiology Nurses must have excellent critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and unmatched assessment skills as they are often the first responders to any emergency occurring in the Radiology department. These emergencies can range from Severe Allergic reactions, complications of sedation and the most challenging the patient that "crumps" while in the radiology department that have originated from the ED, nursing units or an Outpatient that has no documented health history to work from.
Also you should consider that working in a Radiology department is a completely different atmosphere as traditional nursing units. When interviewing nurses for our department I explain that all members of the Multidisciplinary team are required to be able to provide safe, diagnostic patient focused care. The technologist main focus/training is to obtain the highest quality diagnostic images, while the nurses are focus is to provide the safest, high quality continuum of care for that patient while in our department. Each are equally important to achieving our departmental goals.
I think you might find the following links helpful as you make you decision:
this link provides standards of practice in the various modalities of Radiology.
This is the National Association of Radiology Nurses and there is a great deal of information and support that you might find helpful if you choose to join our profession.
Although Radiology nursing has it's challenges, I find the blend of advanced technology and caring (*nursing) a very fulfilling career.
*I had a nursing professor that was an excellent teacher that drove home the importance and differentiation of nursing and medicine as that Physicians focus on CURING while nurses focus is on CARING.