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Program information

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, graduating students are eligible (upon successful completion of the program and upon acquiring an associate's degree) to take the national registry examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Upon passing the ARRT registry exam, graduates will be able to use the credentials of RT (R)(ARRT) after 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. The JRCERT Standards for Accreditation may be viewed by visiting theJRCERT website at jrcert.org.

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 website at jrcert.org. Accreditation and the JRCERT Standards for Accreditation may also be accessed at this site.

In addition, the JRCERT may be reached at the following address and phone number:

JRCERT
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606
312.704.5300

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 help to ensure the students' success in their careers. The goals are as follows:

1. Students will be clinically competent.

Student learning outcomes:

  • Students will apply their learned positioning skills to provide quality images.
  • Students will select appropriate technical factors.
  • Students will use proper radiation protection methods for their patients and themselves.

2. Students will communicate effectively.

Student learning outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate appropriate nonverbal communication skills.
  • Students will demonstrate appropriate written communication skills.
  • Students will document appropriate exam information.

3. Students will use critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Student learning outcomes:

  • Students will apply critical thinking skills to formulate rational decisions.
  • Students will assess their radiographic images according to proper established evaluation criteria to formulate improvements as necessary.

4. Students will demonstrate professionalism.

Student learning outcomes:

  • Students will display a professional persona in the clinical setting.
  • Students will present a clean and organized workspace for their customers.

5. The KDH School of Radiologic Technology will meet program effectiveness requirements as set forth by the JRCERT.

Student learning outcomes:

  • Graduates will find employment within 12 months of graduation (JRCERT benchmark of ≥ 75 percent over a five-year average).
  • Graduates will pass the ARRT Radiography Registry on their first attempt (JRCERT benchmark of ≥ 75 percent over a five-year average).
  • Students who begin will successfully complete the program (KDH benchmark of ≥ 80 percent each year).

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 2015 and the five-year average data for classes graduating from 2011 to 2015:

JRCERT benchmark: Five-year credentialing examination pass rate average of at least 75 percent on the first attempt.

  • KDH graduate class of 2015: 100 percent passed on first attempt (five passed on first attempt/five graduated).
  • Classes 2011 to 2015: 100 percent passed on first attempt (28 passed on first attempt/28 graduated).

JRCERT benchmark: Five-year job placement rate of at least 75 percent within 12 months of graduation.

  • KDH graduate class of 2015: 100 percent employed within 12 months of graduation (five employed within 12 months of graduation/five graduated).
  • Classes 2011 to 2015: 100 percent employed within 12 months of graduation (28 employed within 12 months of graduation/28 graduated).

JRCERT requirement: Annual program completion rate.
KDH benchmark: Greater than or equal to 80 percent completion rate.

  • KDH graduate class of 2015: 83 percent of students completed the program (five students finished/six students started).
  • Classes 2011 to 2015: 93 percent of students completed the program (28 students finished/30 students started).

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 (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 for more information on the pregnancy policy and other radiation safety policies.

Tuition and books

The fee for tuition is $3,500 per year for the first year of training and $4,000 for the second year of training, payable July 1 of each year. All students will purchase the necessary books for the 24-month program through KDH for a fee of approximately $1,700, which is payable July 1 of the first year of training.

Refund policy

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.

Transfer, part-time or advanced placement

The KDH School of Radiologic Technology does not accept transfer, part-time or advanced placement students.

Outside employment

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 theiremployers that their school hours change periodically and that they will be assigned to Saturday and Sunday rotations at various times throughout their training.

Dress code

  1. 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.
  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. (A digital watch is preferred for accuracy.)
  4. Fingernail polish must be clear or pale in color. Artificial nails, gels, stickers and 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 in the clinical setting. It must be neatly combed and clean.
  7. 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 nose, face, 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.
  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.

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