The KDH School of Radiologic Technology has been nationally accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Due to this accreditation, the graduating student is eligible (upon successful completion of the program and upon acquiring an associates degree) to take the national registry examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Upon passing the ARRT registry exam, the graduate will be able to use the credentials of R.T. (R)(ARRT) behind their name.
The KDH School of Radiologic Technology is accredited by the JRCERT because of its commitment to and maintenance of the Standards for an Accredited Educational Program in Radiography as set forth by the JRCERT. Once accepted into the program, students are issued a handbook that contains a copy of the JRCERT Standards for Accreditation.
The King's Daughters' Health Radiologic Technology Program's student learning outcomes and program effectiveness data may be viewed by visiting the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology web site at www.jrcert.org. Accreditation and the JRCERT Standards for Accreditation may also be accessed at this web site.
In addition, the JRCERT may be reached at the following address and/or phone number:
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
General Program Goals
In support of our mission statement, the KDH School of Radiologic Technology has set certain goals for its students in accordance with JRCERT standards. Once achieved, these goals are the foundation that the students need to be successful in their careers as radiologic technologists. The goals are as follows:
1. Graduates will be able to use critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
2. Graduates will be clinically competent and able to perform as entry level radiographers.
3. Graduates will be able to communicate effectively.
4. Graduates will understand the importance of professional growth and development.
Program Effectiveness Measures
In accordance with the standards set forth by the JRCERT accrediting body, the King's Daughters' Health School of Radiologic Technology reports the following data for the graduating class of 2011:
Five-year credentialing examination pass rate average of at least 75-percent on the first attempt.
100 percent passed on the first attempt.
Five-year job placement rate of at least 75-percent within 6 months of graduation.
100 percent employed within 6 months of graduation.
Annual program completion rate.
Greather than or equal to 80-percent completion rate
83 percent of the students completed the program.
Radiation Safety and Pregnancy Policy
It is the policy of the King's Daughters' Health School of Radiologic Technology to practice and monitor "radiation safety" for all employees and student radiographers. The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) states that customary radiation safety practices for pregnant radiation workers shall be followed. In order to adhere to the guidelines of the National Council of Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP), and the Joint Review on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), a pregnancy policy has been created for the program. Visit the Program Description link for more information on the pregnancy policy and other radiation safety policies.
Tuition and Books
The fee for tuition is $3,000 per year, payable the first full day of class each school year. All students will purchase the necessary books for the 24-month program through KDH for a fee of approximately $1,400 which is payable the first full day of the first year of training.
A 100-percent refund of the first year tuition and books will be granted if the student decides to withdraw from the program on or before the first day of the school year. A 75-percent refund of the first year tuition and books will be granted if the student decides to withdraw from the program within the first four weeks of the school year. No refunds will be granted after the fourth week.
Transfer, Part-Time, or Advanced Placement
The KDH School of Radiologic Technology does not accept transfer, part-time, or advanced placement students.
Employment outside the program is permitted. Students are encouraged to realize that outside employment must not interfere with their education. Students are expected to regard their education as their first priority and be on time regardless of the hours of their outside job. The working student should notifiy his or her employer that their school hours change periodically and that they will be assigned to Saturday and Sunday rotations at various times throughout their training.
1. Unforms (scrubs, socks, and shoes) are purchased by the student. Uniform type is selected by program officials. Uniforms must be clean and scrubs must be neatly pressed. First impressions are important when giving patient care. If a student arrives in the clinical setting or in the classroom setting with wrinkled scrubs or dirty uniforms, they will be sent home to change. The time missed will be removed from the student's bank of hours.
2. ID badge and OSL dosimeter. The student's ID badge must be worn by the student at all times. The OSL dosimeter must be worn at all times in the clinical setting.
3. The student must present with a watch in the clinical setting. The watch must have a means of tracking time down to the seconds.
4. Fingernail polish must be clear or pale in color. Artificial nails and/or tips are not permitted.
5. Natural fingernails must be kept short (the nail tip should be no more than 1/4 inch in length). Nails must be clean and well manicured.
6. Hair may not fall below the shoulder unless tied back. It must be neatly combed and clean.
7. Jewelry is not permitted while in uniform except for rings and earrings of modest design and appearance. Earrings must be post-type or a small hoop with a maximum of 1/2 inch diameter. Jewelry in the nose, face, tongue, and any other exposed area besides the ears is not acceptable.
8. Perfume and cologne shall not be worn by student radiographers.
9. No visible tattoos.
10. Facial hair such as beards, mustaches, or sideburns must be neat, clean, and well-trimmed. No "scruff" is allowed.
The KDH School of Radiologic Technology does NOT participate in student financial aid programs. The cost of tuition and books is the responsibility of the student. The school does participate in the Workforce Investment Act of Indiana.
Students seeking personal counseling are welcome to talk to school faculty members. All discussions will be kept confidential. KDH also offers persronal counseling sessions through EAP (Employee Assistance Program) for employees and students. Initial consults are free of charge to the student.
Students with disabilities may request accommodations in accordnace with applicable federal (Americans with Disibilities Act) and state laws.
KDH Radiology Students and their immediate family (spouses and children) are eligible for a 25-percent discount on all KDH inpatient and outpatient services. This discount does not extend to physician service fees.