Radiologic Technology

Radiologic technologists, or radiographers, perform specialized functions as members of the health care team.

Upon completion of the program, graduates have met the educational requirements necessary to be eligible to take the national radiography certification examination offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) (R).

This program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL.

Radiologic Technologist duties include:

  • Manipulation of specific anatomy to optimal radiographic position
  • Proper selection of appropriate technical factors for image production
  • Utilization of very high-tech imaging equipment to obtain diagnostic information as directed
  • Effective communication with individuals of all age groups
  • Protection of patients and colleagues from unnecessary radiation exposure
  • Functioning effectively with other members of the health care team to promote patient safety and comfort
  • Prioritization of effective patient flow

Fact Sheet for Radiologic Technology

Eligibility Requirements

Program Effectiveness

Student Achievement Data.

2017 2018 2019 2020
Pass Rate  100% 100%  100%  75%
Retention  91%   91%  77%  90%
Employment Rate
 100%  100%  100%  100%

College Student Achievement Data

First time examinee pass rate:

This program has been in existence for 19 years, graduating 17 classes of students. Over the past 5 years, (2016-2020) of the 48  students that graduated and sat for the national certification examination with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, 41 , or 85.4 % passed on the first attempt. The program goal for this data point is 85%. 8  students made up our most recent cohort of graduates. 6  of these students were successful their first time on the ARRT examination for a pass rate of 75% for that particular group. 

Graduate employment rate within 6 months of graduation for active job seekers:

We have had a total of 148 students graduate the program since it's inception. 140 of those students (classified as active job seekers) have found jobs in the medical imaging field for a percentage of 95% of our graduates working in medical imaging. The program goal for this data point is 80% in the first 6 months following graduation. From 2016-2020 the program has had 70 students graduate. Of this number, 66 sought and found employment, for a 5 year average employment of 94% within 6 months following graduation.

Program retention rate:

Of the 10 students who enrolled in the program in 2018, 8  graduated in 2020 as well as one student from the previous course year. In total, 80% of our 2018 entering students completed the program in 2020. There have been 231  students accepted into the program and we have graduated 178 of these (25  students are still matriculating through the program). The program retention rate is 86.4% (178/206) for the entire life of the program. The program goal for this data point is 75%

 

Mission and Goals

The mission of Southeast Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences Radiography Program is to graduate students with entry-level employment skills to perform diagnostic medical radiography (Reviewed 2018). 

This data has been made available to the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The JRCERT may be contacted at:

JRCERT
20 N. Wacker Drive
Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-704-5300
Fax: 312-704-5304
email: mail@jrcert.org
website: www.jrcert.org

Student Learning Outcomes

On the basis of program philosophy and mission statement, the faculty believes that the graduate of Southeast Missouri
Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences Radiologic Technology Program will be able to:
1. Provide basic patient care and comfort, and anticipate patient needs.
2. Provide appropriate patient education.
3. Practice radiation protection.
4. Understand basic x-ray production and interactions.
5. Operate medical imaging equipment and accessory devices.
6. Position the patient and medical imaging system to perform examinations and procedures.
7. Exercise independent judgment and discretion in the technical performance of medical imaging procedures.
8. Demonstrate knowledge of human structure, function, and pathology.
9. Demonstrate knowledge and skills relating to quality assurance activities.
10. Evaluate the performance of medical imaging systems.
11. Evaluate medical images for technical quality.
12. Demonstrate knowledge and skills relating to medical image processing.
13. Understand the safe limits of equipment operation.
14. Recognize equipment malfunctions and report them to the proper authority.
15. Demonstrate knowledge and skills relating to verbal, nonverbal, and written medical communication in patient
care intervention and professional relationships.
16. Develop professional values by supporting the profession's code of ethics and complying with the profession's
scope of practice.
17. Competently perform radiologic procedures on children and adults.
18. Interact with patients and families in a manner which provides the desired psychosocial support including the
recognition of cultural and socioeconomic differences.
19. Document relevant aspects of patient care.
20. Demonstrate an understanding of the role and responsibilities of the radiologic technologist within the health care
delivery system.
21. Read and interpret professional literature.
22. Participate in continuing development of knowledge and skills through lifelong learning activities.

Curriculum

SEMESTER CURRICULUM CREDITS

Summer (8 weeks)
FYS 101 College Seminar (1)
BI 151 Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
MAT 150 College Algebra (3)

Fall 1 (16 weeks)
ENG 100 English Composition (3)
RT 101 Introduction to Radiography (3)
RT 110 Anatomy and Positioning I (3)
RT Lab I (1)
RT 201 Radiographic Physics (3)

Spring 1 (16 weeks)
RT 111 Anatomy and Positioning II (3)
RT Lab II (1)
RT 120 Radiographic Exposure (3)
RT 150 Clinic I (3)
RT 220 Pharmacology (3)

Summer (8 weeks)
COM 100 Oral Communications (3)
SOC 102 Sociology (3)
PSY 100 Psychology (3)

Fall 2 (16 weeks)
AH 201 Human Diversity in Healthcare Delivery (1)
AH 230 Medical Ethics (3)
RT 175 Clinic II (5)
RT 210 Radiation Biology (3)

Spring 2 (16 weeks)
HST 105 American History (3)
RT 200 Clinic III (5)
RT 260 Transitions to Professional Practice (2)
RT 180 Radiographic Pathology (3)

Program Total: 68
Program Total if remedial math is necessary: 71

Educational Goals

Students will be clinically competent

  1. Students can correctly position radiographic examinations
  2. Students demonstrate good patient care skills
  3. Students will demonstrate good radiation protection skills
  4. Students can effectively technically evaluate a radiograph

Graduates will effectively use problem solving and critical thinking skills

  1. Students can debate logically
  2. Students will reach logical conclusions and demonstrate an appropriate sequence on term paper
  3. Will meet program benchmarks on exit testing (CAAP) critical thinking, writing and science reasoning
  4. students can modify appropriate factors on trauma patients

Graduates will be effective communicators

  1. Graduates can write a college level term paper
  2. Graduates can present information in an oral fashion at an audience appropriate level
  3. students will effectively communicate with patients
  4. students will score 65 or above on CAAP testing (writing skills)

Students will develop professionally

  1. Graduates will be professional in their appearance and actions
  2. Students will complete service obligations
  3. Graduates will pass the registry exam

Schedule

Admission Information

Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid