Mission/ Goals/ Outcomes

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Radiography Program is to prepare qualified medical imaging practitioners who uphold the highest level of ethical patient care while demonstrating excellent clinical and technical practices.

Goals and Outcomes:

1. Graduates will meet the healthcare employment needs of the community.

1.1. Graduates will pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) national certification exam on the first attempt. ( Five year average = 100% for 2009 – 2013 , n = 139 attempted exam first time; n = 139 passed exam first time; Benchmark = 95%)

1.2. Graduates will obtain imaging employment within six months of graduating. ( Five year average = 81% for 2009 – 2013 ; n = 139 seeking employment; n = 112 found employment; Benchmark = 75%)

1.3. Graduates will complete the program in two years. ( Five year average = 78% for 2009 – 2013; Average for 2013 = 75% (32 enrolled; 24 graduated); Benchmark = 75%).

1.4. Graduates will indicate an overall satisfaction with the program . ( Five year average = 100% for 2009 – 2013 ; Benchmark = 85%). 1.5. Employers will indicate an overall satisfaction with the program. ( Five year average = 100% for 2009 – 2013 ; Benchmark = 90%).

2. Students will communi cate effectively with patients and other healthcare professionals.

2.1. Students will obtain/relay accurate patient histories, give effective patient directions and inquire of pregnancy, as appropriate.

2.2. Clinical affiliates will indicate an overall satisfaction with students’ healthcare communication skills.

3. Students will demonstrate independent critical thinking and problem solving skills.

3.1. Students will identify and self - correct technical and positioning errors on routine and challenging imaging exams.

3.2. Clinical affiliates will indicate an overall satisfaction with the students’ problem solving/critical thinking skills.

4. Students will apply the knowledge and skills to be clinically competent.

4.1. Students will apply correct technical and positioning examination skill s.

4.2. Students will apply appropriate radiation safety precautions toward self, peers and patients.

4.3. Clinical affiliates will indicate an overall satisfaction with students’ clinical competence.

5. Students will demonstrate the skills of ethical and professional radiologic technologists.

5.1. Students will demonstrate the expected responsibilities, ethics and standards of practice toward healthcare peers and patients.

5.2. Clinical affiliates will indicate an overall satisfaction with the students’ professionalism and ethics.