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The Saint Francis School of Radiography
355 Ridge Avenue
Evanston, Illinois 60202
Admissions Office: 847/316-6393

"Thank you for pushing me farther and making me better than I ever thought I could be. I'm really going to miss the staff." C.D.

Accredited By:

The program is required to adhere to The JRCERT (www.jrcert.org) Standards which can be found on the website below:

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 North Wacker Drive Suite 2850 · Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182 · (312) 704-5300

 

The St. Francis School of Radiography is heading into the Future by leaps and bounds!!!

In order to ensure that the education we provide is the very best in the field, the St. Francis SOR continuously monitors the field of Radiologic Technology and the Healthcare Industry in general. We recognize the growing needs and demands for Radiologic Technologists to be Bachelors prepared. As such, we are adjusting our current program to meet these industry demands. Therefore, it is with great pleasure that the St. Francis School of Radiography will transition our current R.T. certificate program to a full Bachelor’s degree starting in the Fall 2015!

St. Francis SOR plans to offer the new Bachelor of Science in Imaging Technology (B.S.I.T.) in an “upper-division” format. That is, SOR will only offer Radiologic Technology classes at St. Francis. In order to confer the bachelor’s degree, a student will need to transfer in 57 semester hours in lower- division general education and Imaging Technology support courses.

The projected requirements are:


General Education:

Credits

Imaging Support Courses:

Credits

English Composition I & II

6 SH

Anatomy & Physiology I

4 SH

Speech Communications

3 SH

Medical Terminology

3 SH

College Algebra

3 SH

Introduction to Computers

3 SH

Social Science Electives

6 SH

Growth and Development/Lifespan

3 SH

Humanities/Fine Arts

9 SH

Physical Science

3 or 4 SH*

Life Science

3 or 4 SH*

General Electives

6 SH

Total Semester Hours = 53
* Either the Physical Science course OR Life Science course must have a lab.
We will begin accepting applications for this new program in February 2015.

 

Saint Francis Program

The Saint Francis School of Radiography has been teaching students for over 65 years and offers a two year program providing both classroom instruction and clinical education in the art and science of radiologic technology. We are in the approval process for offering a Bachelor's Degree in Radiologic Technology through Resurrection University. (B.S. I.T.) Bachelor of Science in Imaging Technology. We are hoping to admit our first class in the Fall of 2015. Individuals seeking employment in radiologic technology must pass a national credentialing exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. To qualify for this credentialing exam, individuals must successfully complete Saint Francis School of Radiography's accredited radiography educational program and achieve an Associate's Degree or higher from an accredited college.

"One on one attention from staff, seems like you really care about everybody." A.F.

Upon satisfactory completion of the two-year program, graduates are qualified to take the national examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Successful completion of the examination certifies the technologist. A "Registered Technologist" in radiography may use the credentials R.T.(R).

Below please review current statistical information specific to the Saint Francis School of Radiography.

Statistical Information as defined by the JRCERT:

Credentialing examination pass rate is defined as the number of student graduates who pass, on first attempt, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination or an unrestricted state licensing examination compared with the number of graduates who take the examination within six months of graduation.

Job placement rate is defined as the number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences. The JRCERT has defined not actively seeking employment as: 1) graduate fails to communicate with program officials regarding employment status after multiple attempts, 2) graduate is unwilling to seek employment that requires relocation, 3) graduate is unwilling to accept employment due to salary or hours, 4) graduate is on active military duty, and/or 5) graduate is continuing education.

Program completion rate is defined as the number of students who complete the program within 150% of the stated program length. The program must establish a benchmark for its program completion rate. The program specifies the entry point (e.g., required orientation date, final drop/add date, final date to drop with 100% tuition refund, official class roster date, etc.) used in calculating program’s completion rate.

Graduate and employer satisfaction may be measured through a variety of methods. The methods and timeframes for collection of the graduate and employer satisfaction data are the prerogative of the program.

Program effectiveness data

Specific information on all Program Effectiveness data can be found via this link: Statistical Information as defined by the JRCERT.

Radiography Experiences

During the program, students have the opportunity to experience all phases of radiography and its related fields. Each student rotates through:

"Close knit group - helps with collaborative learning in class and on the clinical floor. Great motivation to keep trying to do your best." S.A.
  • General Radiography
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Surgery
  • Computerized Tomography (CT)
  • Interventional Radiography
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Ultrasound (USD)

Each student has the opportunity to experience additional areas of specialized imaging which include:

  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Cardiac Cath Lab
  • PET Scan
  • Radiation Therapy

The Radiologic Technologist (radiographer) is a professional member of the health care team dedicated to preserving health through diagnostic testing. This exciting professional works closely with and under the direction of radiologists. Technologists are experienced in utilizing various forms of radiation-producing equipment to detect disease. This key position assists with radiologic procedures while attending to patients’ diverse physical and emotional needs.

Some of the technologist’s duties include:

  • Operating equipment used to produce x-rays
  • Positioning patients for diagnostic examinations
  • Calculating proper exposure factors
  • Processing radiographs
  • Administering quality patient care
  • Assisting radiologists with examinations

Qualified radiologic technologists are needed in hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, industry and public health.

Last Revised: 10/20/2014

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