School of Radiologic Technology

Hands-on learning and academics to earn an Associate in Applied Science in Radiologic Technology

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.

Accreditation

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.)

JRCERT
20 N. Wacker Drive, 
Suite 2850 
Chicago, IL 60606 
(313) 704-5300 
FAX: (423) 304-5304
mail@jrcert.org

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.