School of Radiologic Technology - CHI Health, Nebraska (NE) - Southwest Iowa (IA)
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About the Radiologic Technology Field

School of Radiologic Technology

The CHI Health School of Radiologic Technology offers a 23-month program of academic study and clinical education in the radiology department. The program begins each year in late August. Courses consist of lectures, demonstrations and supervised clinical experience. When not in class, students perform various radiologic procedures with staff technologists.

Students participate in all activities according to a scheduled rotation through appropriate areas within the radiology department. Upon completion of the program, students are awarded an Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology degree and are eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) examination. After successfully completing the ARRT exam, graduates become registered technologists and are entitled to use the initials R.T. (R) after their names.


The CHI Health School of Radiologic Technology is licensed and authorized by the State of Nebraska Department of Education to grant an Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology degree and approved for veterans' and other eligible persons' benefits. The School is fully accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT.)

20 N. Wacker Drive,
Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606
FAX: 423-304-5304

Program Goals

  1. Graduate competent and compassionate entry-level radiographers.
  2. Provide an education that promotes communication skills, problem-solving, and professional ethics.
  3. Graduate radiographers that meet the needs of the health care community.
  4. Encourage activities for continued education and growth as health care professionals.

    The above goals will be measured by attainment of academic standards in all course assignments and testing, clinical performance and competency evaluations, CPR training, laboratory experiments, film critique assignments, critical thinking situations, quality assurance testing, case studies, research papers/reports, and scientific exhibits.

    Mission Statement

    In keeping with the CHI Health System mission of community service based on Christian values and commitments, the School of Radiologic Technology is designed to manifest in the student the necessary qualities to become a compassionate, responsible health care team member. 

    Our program strives to integrate and correlate theory with clinical education.  The student will progress from directly supervised performance of duties to indirectly supervised performance.  This guidance will promote self-confidence, teamwork, and resourcefulness that are essential for becoming a professional, proficient technologist in cognitive, psychomotor, and affective skills for the care of the mind, body, and spirit of each person served.  

    The School is committed to upgrading and implementing new educational methods and tools to meet the ever-changing needs of the profession.  Our program encourages student participation in professional organizations and activities for continued education and growth as health professionals. 

    Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

    1. The student will be clinically competent.

                1.1. The student will be competent in all radiographic procedures.

                1.2. The student will evaluate images for optimal quality.

                1.3. The student will provide proper patient care.

    2. The student will be competent in safety practices.

                2.1. The student will apply radiation protection measures for the
                        patient, self, and co-workers.

                2.2. The student will utilize safe patient handling equipment.

                2.3. The student will follow proper hand washing techniques

                2.4. The student will follow proper PPE guidelines.

    3. The student will communicate effectively.

                3.1. The student will effectively communicate with the patient.

                3.2. The student will effectively communicate with other health
                        care providers.

    4. The student will demonstrate professional behavior.

                4.1. The student will understand the interdepartmental relationship
                        of the health care system.

                4.2. The student will follow proper regulations.

    Program Effectiveness Data

    • 5 Year average 2013-2017
    • Registry Pass Rate: 94% first time (43/46); 100% overall
    • Average Score: 83.5
    • Job Placement: 100%
    • Retention Rate (2017) – 100% (10/9)

    Continuing Your Education

    CHI Health School of Radiologic Technology students have an opportunity to earn a Bachelor's degree in Medical Imaging by completing 13 courses on a part-time or full-time basis from Clarkson College. Get more information about the Clarkson College Bachelor's degree program.

    UNMC also has a program for continuing your education.



    Who do I contact if I have more questions?

    CHI Health School of Radiologic Technology
    6911 North 68th Plaza
    Omaha, NE 68122
    Phone: 402-572-3650
    Fax: 402-398-6650

    School of Radiologic Technology Admission Requirements

    The school provides equal enrollment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or marital status. High school graduation or GED equivalency is a requirement.

    Due to the nature of clinical education, applicants must:

    1.  Admissions Procedure
      Obtain application materials from the program director or online. We accept applications September 1 through February 1. Interviews are conducted in March with class selection in April.
    2.  Submit all grade transcripts from high school, college, or any other school attended, as well as ACT scores. If it has been longer than five years since taking the ACT exam, this requirement is waived.
    3. Submit four references of people NOT related to you.
    4. Submit the application fee of $25 (PDF). 
    5. Take the Keystone Allied Health Entrance Exam (PDF) given by the school in February each year. Registration for this test is mandatory.
    6. Completion of all pre-requisites must occur before the start of the program in late August.
    7.  After meeting a minimum number of points, applicants will be contacted for personal interviews in March.
    8. When all necessary requirements are satisfied, the admissions committee will review all data and choose applicants with the highest points. All applicants will be notified by letter of acceptance or rejection.
    9. Upon acceptance, a $100 tuition deposit is required within two weeks. The deposit is not refundable. Upon receipt of the tuition deposit, a background check must be satisfactory to meet ARRT requirements.
    10. Before beginning classes, applicants must successfully pass a health physical by the Occupational Health department, which includes drug testing. Students are responsible for their own health insurance.
    11. Attendance at the General Information Session in January each year is strongly encouraged.

    About the Radiologic Technology Field

    The art and science of radiologic technology combines advanced technology with human compassion. While it is one of the youngest of the allied health fields, the profession has expanded tremendously in demand, educational advancement, new techniques and subspecialties.

    Registered radiographers perform the dual role of providing quality care to the patient and ensuring efficient production of diagnostic radiographs. Using their knowledge of physics and human anatomy, radiographers perform radiographic procedures in surgery, portables and trauma cases, as well as routine procedures such as chest, skeletal, and contrast studies in the radiology department. This profession requires good communication skills and a dependable personality with a mature and caring nature.

    Employment opportunities are available in hospitals, clinics, physician's offices, and public health, government, industry and education facilities. Radiographers may specialize in a specific area or pursue careers as educators, researchers, consultants, or administrators. Salaries vary nationwide, however, the range typically reflects the level of training, education and experience of the individual.

    The U.S. Department of Labor Statistics website has more information about  field of Radiologic Technology.