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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).

Deadline to apply for the Fall 2022 term is February 1, 2022.

Accreditation

The CHI Health School of Radiologic Technology is authorized on an annual basis 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 on an annual basis 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, for a period of 5 years (2020-2025), 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

Institution Name: CHI Health School of Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Radiography
Degree Type: Bachelor of Science

The following is the most current program effectiveness data. Our programmatic accreditation agency, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), defines and publishes this information. Click here to go directly to the JRCERT webpage.

Credentialing Examination: The number of students who pass, on the first attempt, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination, or an unrestricted state licensing examination, compared with the number of graduates who take the examination within six months of graduation. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%.

Credentialing Examination Rate

number passed on 1st attempt divided by number attempted within 6 months of graduation

Year

Results

Year 1 - 2016

9of 10 - 90%

Year 2 - 2017

10of 10 - 100%

Year 3 - 2018

6of 7 - 86%

Year 4 - 2019

5of 6 - 83%

Year 5 - 2020

6of 7 - 86%

Program 5-Year Average

36 of 40 - 90.0%

 

Job Placement: The number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences within twelve months of graduating. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%.

 

Job Placement Rate

number employed divided by number actively seeking employment within 12 months of graduation

Year

Results

Year 1 - 2016

10 of 10 - 100%

Year 2 - 2017

10 of 10 - 100%

Year 3 - 2018

7 of 7 - 100%

Year 4 - 2019

5 of 5 - 100%

Year 5 - 2020

7 of 7 - 100%

Program 5-Year Average

39 of 39 - 100.0%

 

Program Completion: The number of students who complete the program within the stated program length. The annual benchmark established by the program is 80% .

 

Program Completion Rate

number graduated divided by number started the program

Year

Results

Year 1 - 2020

7 of 9

Annual Completion Rate

77.8%