Radiologic Technology Mission, Goals & Outcomes

 

Mission Statement:

Provide meaningful learning and prepare fully qualified radiography professionals who will provide quality healthcare services to the community, thereby enabling the students to achieve their expectations and attain full professional potential.

Goal: Student will be able to communicate.
Student learning objectives:
• Students will demonstrate oral communication
• Students will practice written communication
• Graduates communicate effectively in the medical environment

Goal: Students will be able to use critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Student learning objectives:
• Students will exercise independent judgment
• Students will recognize patient emergency conditions
• Students assess the patient, patient requisition, image, radiation needs and image quality

Goal: Students will develop clinical competency and provide safe, high quality radiographs and patient care.
Student learning objectives:
• Students maintain a clinical competency average of 85% or higher
• Students apply proper radiation protection principles for the patient, self, and others
• Students administer proper age appropriate procedure techniques and proper patient care
• Graduates are clinically competent and able to successfully demonstrate and apply accurate positioning skills
• Employers indicate graduate competency skills

Goal: Students/Graduates recognize the need for a high standard of professional values and life-long learning, and apply professional ethics and characteristics to their work and health care practices.
Student learning objectives:
• Students demonstrate application of ethics and professionalism
• Students participate in professional development activities and continuing education

Goal: Provide the medical center and community with competent radiographers.
Student learning objectives:
• Graduates employed in Radiologic imaging within 6 months of graduation
• Employers indicate satisfaction with graduates skills
• Graduates indicate satisfaction with their radiography education
• Students enrolled maintain an academic average of 80% or higher
• At least 75% of enrolled students complete the program
• Graduates pass the ARRT examination

 Program Effectiveness Data

The program will assure educational effectiveness and graduate entry level radiographers.  Student five year certification exam American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) pass rate on first attempt will be 75% or greater within six months of graduation.       

Year                 Percentage passing on first attempt                Number of   Students Passing 1st attempt     
2009 100% 7 of 7 students
2010 100% 8 of 8 students
2011 100% 6 of 6 students
2012 100% 8 of 8 students
2013 100% 6 of 6 students
   
5-year average 100%  

Five year average job placement of not be less than 75% within six months post-graduation.(within 12 months beginning 2013 which will be updated July 2014)    

Year              Results of graduate  employment     rate                                Number of Students graduated                  
2009 100% 7 students 
2010 100% 8 students 
2011 100% 6 students 
2012 86% 8 students
2013 100% 6 students 
   
5-year average 97%  

Student Retention: Students beginning and completing the 24-month program Will be 75% or greater.    

Year             Percentage completion     Students began program       Students completed the program         
2009 78% 9 7
2010 100% 8 8
2011 67% 9 6
2012 100% 8 8
2013 86% 7 6
     
5-year average 86% 41 35

Program effectiveness data explanation can be located at JRCERT website    
www.jrcert.org.    
mail@jrcert.org    

Contact the Radiologic Technology Office

Phone: 904-308-8552

Email: Karen.Nevins@jaxhealth.com

Download the Radiologic Technology Brochure

Radiologic Technology Application Form

Radiologic Technology Reference Form

Policy Manual 2012 -2014

Send All Inquiries and Completed Application to:

St. Vincent's Medical Center
School of Radiologic Technology / Educational Coordinator
Department of Radiology
1 Shircliff Way
Jacksonville, FL 32204