Radiologic Science Accreditation & Membership

Accreditation and Membership

Holy Family is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the Joint Review Committee of Education in Radiologic Technology (20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182; 312-704-5300; www.jrcert.org).

JRCERT

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) promotes excellence in education and elevates quality and safety of patient care through the accreditation of educational programs in radiography, radiation therapy, magnetic resonance, and medical dosimetry. The JRCERT is the only agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), for the accreditation of traditional and distance delivery educational programs in radiography, radiation therapy, magnetic resonance, and medical dosimetry.

Effectiveness Outcomes

Mission & Goals
Holy Family University Radiologic Science Program mission and Goals are provided in the Holy Family University Policy Manual Vol. VIIIC Student Handbook Associate of Science in Radiologic Science Handbook, July 2014. 

For additional Program information, contact the Program Director

Mission Statement
The Radiologic Science Program of Holy Family University is committed to the formation of integrated persons who possess knowledge and awareness of their responsibilities to God, humanity, and self.

The Program seeks to cultivate professional competence in graduates who will be actively responsible in society in service to the human family. The Program is designed to provide the radiologic health team with a member who, under the supervision of a radiologist, uses ionizing radiation in an investigative function, contributing to the diagnosis of disease and injury.

Program Goals & Student Learning Outcomes

The Associate of Science in Radiologic Science (ASRS) degree program includes a 20-month allied health curriculum designed to prepare students for practice as diagnostic radiologic technologists. The Program's goals (and corresponding student learning outcomes) are as follows:

Goal 1: Develop knowledge and skills necessary to practice in entry-level radiographer positions.

  • Student Learning Outcomes:
    • Demonstrate application, critical analysis, integration, synthesis and evaluation of concepts and theories in the performance of radiographic procedures
    • Demonstrate clinical competence at the entry-level radiographer position
    • Perform safe and comprehensive patient care
    • Demonstrate safe practice of radiation protection/hygiene with patients, self and others

Goal 2: Develop communication skills required for competent clinical practice.

  • Student Learning Outcomes:
    • Demonstrate effective oral communication strategies with patients and family members, the public and members of the healthcare team
    • Demonstrate effective written communication strategies with patients and family members, the public and members of the healthcare team

Goal 3: Develop problem solving and critical thinking skills required for competent clinical practice.

  • Student Learning Outcomes:
    • Apply critical thinking skills to guide decisions regarding radiography practice for patients and family members, the public and members of the healthcare team
    • Utilize clinical education experiences to develop and assess cognitive, psychomotor, communication, problem solving, and critical thinking skills
    • Demonstrate ability to adapt to different clinical education environments and learning experiences, completing clinical assignments in a variety of clinical education settings
    • Problem solving in professional practice

Goal 4: Develop student behaviors that promote professional growth and development.

  • Student Learning Outcomes:
    • Participate in personal and professional growth opportunities
    • Recognize the value of self and others' personal and academic achievements
    • Maintain active membership in a professional society*
    • Pursue additional educational advancement

Goal 5: Educate students to provide health care that meets the needs of diverse populations.

  • Student Learning Outcomes:
    • Awareness of culturally-sensitive factors impacting delivery of healthcare
    • Preparedness to perform cross-cultural patient care


*The Program requires students to obtain (and maintain) ASRT student membership.

Effectiveness Outcomes

Credentialing Examination 1st Time Pass Rate – 2010 – 2014 (Avg. 97%)

Credentialing examination pass rate reflects student success passing the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Examination in Radiography (R) credentialing examination on 1st. attempt.

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Program Completion Rate – 2010 – 2014 (Avg. 65%)

Program completion rate reflects the percentage of students successfully completing the program.

5-Year RetentionRate 

 

Job Placement Rate – 2009 – 2013 (Avg. 84%)

Job placement rate reflect percentage of students finding employment within 6-12-months following graduation. Data reflects graduates seeing employment.

5-Year Employment Rate