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Attend our Annual School of Radiography Information Session

  • When: Tuesday, September 23rd, at 6:00 pm
  • Where: Saint Francis School of Radiography, Located at Saint Francis Hospital, 355 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, Illinois 60202

Applications will be accepted starting January 1, 2015 for the two-year session that begins next August.

Please contact the Admissions Department of our Program if you have any additional questions about our program or any of the steps involved in the admissions process.

For those needing to achieve the requirement of an Associate Degree, we offer a partnership with Oakton Community College please plan on attending an information session at Oakton Community College (both Skokie or Des Plaines campus) to learn about our program and the application process for 2015. If you do not reside or work in Oakton Community College's district, please contact the School of Radiography directly for additional information.

  • July 16, 2:00p.m., Room C114 Oakton Skokie Campus
  • August 4, 5:00p.m., Room 2145 Oakton Des Plaines Campus
  • Wednesday, September 17, 2:00p.m., Room C112/Skokie
  • Wednesday, October 15, 5:00p.m., Room 2139/Des Plaines
  • Wednesday, November 12, 2:00p.m., Room C112/Skokie
  • Wednesday, December 3, 5:00p.m., Room 2139/Des Plaines

Welcome

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

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. 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. For those applicants who have not achieved this academic status, the Saint Francis School of Radiography in conjunction with Oakton Community College is proud to offer a Radiologic Technology A.A.S. degree to complete this requirement as a limited enrollment program.

"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.

Year Program Completion Rate Job Placement (within 6 months) ARRT Exam Pass Rate Average Test Score
2013 95% 100% 100% 88.10%
18 graduated/19 started 18 tested/18 passed
2012 88% 100% 100% 89.80%
15 / 17 15 / 15 15 / 15
2011 100% 100% 100% 90.40%
17 / 17 17 / 17 17 / 17
2010 100% 100% 100% 90.30%
22 / 22 22 / 22 22/ 22
2009 90.40% 94.40% 100% 91.10%
19 / 21 16/ 17 actively seeking + 1 out of state + 1 didn't seek 19 / 19
2008 89% 92% 100% 90%
25 / 28 23/25 25 of 25
2007 88% 95% 100% 90.10%
22 / 25 21 of 22 employed 22 /22
2008-2012 Job Rate 97% - 5 year avg. 2009-2013 Pass Rate 98.8% - 5 year ave.

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: 1/17/2014

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