The Radiologic Technology program provides students the opportunity to learn the art and science of medical imaging. Education is provided through didactic, laboratory and clinical experiences.
The Radiologic Technology Program was established in 1993. The program prepares graduates to perform radiologic procedures as entry level radiologic technology practitioners. The radiologic technologist assists radiologists and other physicians in imaging parts of the body through the use of ionizing radiation and other forms of energy, specialized radiographic equipment and manipulating patient positions.
The Radiologic Technology Program at Franciscan University provides students the opportunity to learn the art and science of medical imaging. We are committed to a high quality education by providing didactic courses, clinical internships, state-of-the-art facilities, and utilizing the most modern imaging techniques. Upon satisfactory completion of all school and program requirements, students will graduate and be eligible to sit for the A.R.R.T. certification exam. This will be achieved in accordance with the A.R.R.T. standards, ethics and the Franciscan values of: Humility, Joyfulness of Spirt, Reverence and Love for All Life, Justice, and Service.
Applications for the Associate of Science Degree in the Radiologic Technology Program are due on or before March 15th for the class beginning in August. A class of up to 28 may be accepted.
Application Deadline: March 15th for class beginning in August
To be considered for admission to the Radiologic Technology Program, all applicants must complete the application process by March 15th and meet the minimum admissions criteria listed below. Admission to the program is a selective process and meeting the minimum requirements does not ensure admission to the program. Applicants who are not selected must re-apply the following year.
Applicants should be aware that admitted students are required to participate in certain clinical rotations that occur in the evenings.
The following documentation is due by March 15th to the Admissions Office:
Completed applications will be reviewed during the month of May. The selection committee may request an interview before final decisions are made. Applicants will be notified of their program admission status by mid-June. Accepted candidates will attend a mandatory Pre-Enrollment session in June and classes will begin in August.
Students who exclusively take all prerequisite courses toward one of the health professions’ programs at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University, who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher on all prerequisite coursework, and who meet the minimum admissions requirements are guaranteed admission to the declared program. Please contact the Program Director for more information: Nicole.St.Germain@franu.edu Office Phone- (M-F) 225-214-1952
The Associate of Science Degree in Radiologic Technology consists of 80 total credit hours of which 26 hours are arts and science courses and 54 hours are Radiologic Technology courses. Upon enrollment, the program is designed to be completed in five semesters, in which the student enrolls full-time.
See the undergraduate Tuition & Fee Schedule.
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University has financial aid counselors available to assist students with the financial aid process. All students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form available at www.fafsa.ed.gov. See Financial Aid for more details.
See Transfer Equivalencies regarding transferability of courses taken at other regionally accredited colleges and universities. A final grade of C or better must be earned in courses to be transferred. Credit earned through correspondence courses will not be accepted for transfer. Further information regarding transfer of credit can be obtained at the Office of Admissions. Credit for university level achievement may be awarded through the CLEP and/or ACT examination. Individuals with prior education in a Radiologic Technology program may contact the University for information concerning policies for admission with advanced standing and transferring course work from another institution.
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the status of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University. The Radiologic Technology Associate of Science Degree Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182) (312-704-5300, website: www.jrcert.org, email: firstname.lastname@example.org) and holds full approval from the Louisiana State Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners.
Completion Rate - January 1st through December 31, 2016
The following is an annual measurement of the number of students that began the program divided by the number of students that actually completed the program. The program's completion rate for 2016 was 82%. Eighteen of the 22 students admitted successfully completed the program.
Credentialing Examination Pass Rate - 2012 through 2016
The following represents the number of students that pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination on the first attempt within six months of graduation from the program. The program's credentialing examination pass rate is stated as an average from the years 2012 through 2016 is 87%. The total number of students attempting the certification was 109 with 95 successfully passing within this five year span.
Job Placement Rate - 2012 through 2016
The following represents the number of students that gain employment in the radiologic sciences within twelve months of graduation versus the number that graduate and are actively seeking employment. The program's job placement rate as an average from the years 2012 through 2016 is 99%. Within the five year span, 108 of the 109 graduating students that attempted to gain employment were successful.
|The goals for the Radiologic Technology Program are as follows:||The student learning outcomes for the Radiologic Technology Program are as follows:|
|1. Students will demonstrate the skills to competently and safely perform radiographic procedures.|
1. Students will apply radiation protection principles in radiographic examinations.
2. Students will competently perform positioning for radiographic examinations.3. Students will competently manipulate radiographic equipment.
2. Students will demonstrate the use of effective communication skills.
4. Students will utilize written communication skills.5. Students will provide age appropriate, oral communication.
|3. Students will apply critical thinking skills.|
6. Students will accurately adjust procedural factors for various examinations.7. Students will evaluate radiographic images for optimum quality.
|4. Students will model professionalism while promoting Franciscan values of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University.|
8. Students will demonstrate affective behaviors.9. Students will compare ethical and unethical values.
After being accepted into a clinical program, new clinical students will receive a health packet detailing all health and safety requirements that must be met prior to the first clinical course. Failure to maintain compliance with the health and safety requirements each semester will result in the student's inability to attend the clinical portion of their program. The following is a summary of the requirements that are explained in more detail in the student health packets. The health packets also provide required forms and more contact information for the affiliates mentioned below. Also the Student Handbook contains more policy information regarding these requirements including, but not limited to:
Drug screening is required for all students prior to entering clinical degree/certification programs. Some clinical sites may require this to be completed within one week prior to the clinical assignment. Additionally, students enrolled in clinical programs are subject to random urine drug screening for the duration of the clinical program. Random drug screening will be done at the University's expense. Pre-enrollment drug screening costs will be included in the student's fees. All students, as a condition of enrollment in a clinical program, must abide by the University's Drug and Alcohol policies and consent, when asked, to submit to urine drug testing to determine compliance with the policy. Disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal from the program or the University, may result when a student either 1) refuses to consent or cooperate in the administration of such testing or 2) is confirmed to have positive results for illegal drug usage or misuse of prescription drugs. *See policy below for “Students who fail a University mandated drug screen or criminal background check”.
It is the responsibility of pregnant students to voluntarily declare their pregnancy in writing to the Program Director or Clinical Coordinator as soon after conception as practical. The student must provide the expected date of delivery. The student will be counseled in regard to radiation safety and protection practices and use, the risks of prenatal exposure to ionizing radiation, an equivalent dose limit for the embryo/fetus and a copy of the US NRC Regulatory Commission Appendix to the Regulatory guide 8.13 "Instruction Concerning Prenatal Radiation Exposure." The program's radiation safety and protection guidelines are reviewed with the student. The opportunity for further discussion of the written instructions is given to the student. Following counseling, the student may choose one of the following options:
1) Choose to continue in the program without modification;
2) Choose to resign from the program; student may re-apply for the next class.
3) Choose a modified clinical rotation schedule (This option would allow the student to continue in the program without having rotate through fluoroscopic procedures not limited to i.e., Diagnostic Imaging fluoroscopic procedures, Surgery, Pain Management, C.V. /I.R., Radiation Therapy, ERCP, Nuc. Med. Once the student is no longer pregnant they will be required to make up these rotations as well as any time lost during pregnancy.)
A student choosing to continue in the program will be given a second "Special Purpose" personnel monitoring device, an optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) dosimeter to monitor exposure to the unborn embryo. The OSL dosimeter is to be worn at waist level. During fluoroscopy, OSL dosimeter is to be worn underneath the protective lead apron at waist level. The student must not confuse the designated location of the two monitors. Incorrect placement of the dosimeter will result in incorrect monitoring results. The maximum equivalent dose limit during the gestational period shall not exceed 500mrem (State Radiation and Nuclear Regulatory Commission).
The pregnant student is advised on the importance of radiation safety during clinical assignments. The student assumes responsibility of proper radiation protection during clinical assignments. Neither Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University, the Radiologic Technology Program nor the Clinical Education Settings will be responsible for radiation injury to the student or embryo/fetus should the student choose to continue in the program.
A student may decide to withdraw their previous notification of pregnancy at any time. The decision must be submitted in writing to the Clinical Coordinator.
A student who is unable to complete the semester may initiate a request for authorization of an incomplete "I" grade(s). The request must be signed by the student and instructor and approved by the director. The student must resolve the "I" grade(s) by the first day of class of the next semester (refer to the University Catalog - Policy on Incomplete Grades).
Should a student choose to resign from the program, the "Withdrawal from Courses" and/or "Resignation from the University" guidelines in the University Catalog must be followed.
Once enrollment is interrupted, the student is not allowed to progress through the Radiologic Technology program with the class to which she was admitted. A position will be held in the next class admitted (fall semester) for a student desiring to re-enter the program provided that the student was academically in good standing and that the withdrawal/resignation guidelines in the University Catalog have been followed. The student must submit an Application for Readmission to the Office of Admissions and Records and a written request to the Program Director by March 15 for re-entry in the fall semester (refer to the University Catalog for policy on Readmission to the University).
|RADT 1710 - Introduction to Radiography||3|
|RADT 1740 - Radiographic Practicum and Procedures I Lab||5|
|RADT 1720 - Image Production I||3|
|RADT 1740L - Radiographic Practicum and Procedures I||1|
|Semester Credit Hours||12|
|RADT 1715 - Radiographic Procedures II||3|
|RADT 1741 - Radiographic Practicum II||6|
|RADT 1725 - Image Production II||3|
|RADT 1715L - Radiographic Anatomy and Positioning II Lab||1|
|Semester Credit Hours||13|