Additional Program information
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It is the policy of the Norton 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 (ASRT) 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 JRCERT, a pregnancy policy has been created for the program.
View the Program Description located on the Admissions page for more information on the pregnancy policy and other radiation safety policies.
The fee for tuition is $3,500 for the first year of training. For the second year of training, tuition is $4,000. Tuition is payable July 1st of each school year. All students will purchase the necessary books for the 24-month program through Norton KDH for a fee of approximately $1,700, which is payable July 1st of the first year of training. In March of the student's 2nd year of training, Registry review material must also be purchased. The total cost is approximately $475.
Note: this price includes the HESI Exit Exam required by Ivy Tech Community College (approximately $84), and the $225 ARRT Registry application fee.
A 100 percent refund of the first-year tuition 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 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 of the first year of training.
The Norton 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 to be on time regardless of the hours of their outside job. Working students should notify their employers that their school hours change periodically and that they will be assigned to Saturday and Sunday rotations at various times throughout their training.
- Uniforms (scrubs, socks and shoes) are purchased by the students. 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, he or she will be sent home to change. The time missed will be removed from the student's bank of hours.
- 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.
- The student must present with a watch in the clinical setting. The watch must have a means of tracking time down to the seconds. (A digital watch is preferred for accuracy.)
- Fingernail polish must be clear or pale in color. Artificial nails, gels, stickers and tips are not permitted.
- 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.
- Hair may not fall below the shoulder unless tied back in the clinical setting. It must be neatly combed and clean.
- Jewelry is not permitted while in uniform except for rings, earrings and necklaces 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 face (see nose piercing below for details), tongue and any other exposed area besides the ears is not acceptable. (If any of these unacceptable piercings exist, the jewelry must be covered with a band-aid or removed during time spent at KDH.) In addition, no more than three piercings in each ear are allowed. Spikes and gauging are not acceptable. A nose piercing is allowed, but limited to one piercing of a stud not larger than a 1/4 karat and must be on the side of a nostril.
- Any exposed tattoo which could be considered offensive to others, i.e., profanity, nudity, etc., must be covered. Inappropriateness will be determined by the Department Director in consultation with the respective leadership member and Human Resources Director.
- Perfume and cologne shall not be worn by student radiographers.
- Facial hair such as beards, mustaches or sideburns must be neat, clean and well-trimmed. No "scruff" is allowed.