Out of high school, I got into a 2 year x-ray program. I am also a paramedic, sonographer, and an R.N. Since I have done both x-ray and nursing, I can say that it scares me to think of a nurse, either LPN or RN being allowed to take x-rays, period. There is so much to know about x-radiation to do x-rays safely. Courses in radiation physics, positioning, radiation safety, the proper use of collimation to narrow the x-ray beam, (I have seen some people have the beam wide open irradiating everything), film characteristics, darkroom chemistry and procedures, etc., just to name a few of the subjects. It is just not something to learn to do safely either for yourself or for the patients in a few week course. Remember, radiation can cause cancer, damage eyes, and cause lots of other problems. There is also quite a bit of radiation with fluoroscopy. Just my thoughts.