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School of Radiologic Technology

Hands-on learning and academics to earn a Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology

School of Radiologic Technology

The CHI Health School of Radiologic Technology offers a 23-month program of study. The program begins each year in late August. Students participate in academic courses focused on patient care and interactions, anatomy, physiology, pathology, radiographic procedures, radiation biology and protection, and image production.

The program also includes education in Computed Tomography during the second year of study. Students participate in clinical education from the beginning of the program at the CHI Health Omaha metropolitan area hospitals to include experience in all aspects of diagnostic imaging.  Students also spend some time in each of the imaging specialty modalities to determine areas of interest for further specialization. Students earn a Bachelor of Science degree and meet the didactic requirements to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) certification and registry exam. Once the student passes the ARRT exam, they are registered technologists and are entitled to use the initials RT (R).

Accreditation

The CHI Health School of Radiologic Technology is authorized by the Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education to grant a Bachelor’s Degree beginning in 2020.

Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
P.O. Box 95005
Lincoln, NE 68509-5005
Phone: (402) 471-2847

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.

Program Director, PPCSVE
301 Centennial Mall South
P.O. Box 94987
Lincoln NE  68509-4987 

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

Mission Statement

Our program strives to integrate and correlate theory with clinical education. Our students progress from directly supervised performance of duties to indirectly supervised performance. This approach promotes the self-confidence, teamwork, and resourcefulness that are essential for becoming a proficient professional. Our students are educated in cognitive, psychomotor, and affective skills for the care of the mind, body, and spirit of each person within their care.

The School is committed to upgrading and implementing new educational methods to meet the ever-changing advancement 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

Upon graduation, our students are:

1. Clinically competent

1.1 The student will be competent in radiographic procedures.

1.2 The student will evaluate images for optimal quality.

1.3 The student will provide proper patient care.

1.4 The student will assess patient condition and modify exams.

2. 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 follow proper hand washing techniques.

2.3 The student will follow proper PPE guidelines.

2.4 The student will utilize proper equipment and perform safe patient handling procedures.

3. Effective communicators

3.1 The student will effectively communicate with the patient.

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

4. Prepared to work in a professional environment

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 Averages: 2015-2019
  • Registry Pass Rate: 93% first time (41 of 44), 100% overall (44 of 44)
  • Average Score: 83.5
  • Job Placement: 100% (44 of 44 actively seeking employment)
  • Retention Rate (2019): 75% (6 of 8 students beginning program in 2017)

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.