Can one obtain both a radiology and nursing license?

  1. Just curious if it's a thing, not by the same employee obviously but part time radiology tech and part time or per diem rn, Or full time nurse and per diem radiology tech. I think it would be cool to have the change during the week, different environment, people, atmosphere etc. What do you think?
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  3. by   Okami_CCRN
    I know of someone who first became an RN, didn't care for it and went back to school to become a radiology tech and worked as one for quite a long time. I'm sure someone could do it, but the amount of money for education would definitely be something to consider.
  4. by   NurseSpeedy
    Sure, it's doable. Not exactly cost effective, but there's nothing to keep you from doing both if that's your thing.

    If it's simply the need for a variation of what you do from day to day, why not have a FT position in one field of nursing and a Per/Diem job in another specialty? It would give you variety and save time/thousands of dollars in tuition/books for two degrees.