School of Radiologic Technology
School of Radiologic Technology
The Alegent Creighton Health School of Radiologic Technology offers a 23-month program of academic study and clinical education in the radiology department. The program begins each year in late August. Courses consist of lectures, demonstrations and supervised clinical experience. When not in class, students perform various radiologic procedures with staff technologists.
Students participate in all activities according to a scheduled rotation through appropriate areas within the radiology department. Upon completion of the program, students are awarded an Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology degree and are eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) examination. After successfully completing the ARRT exam, graduates become registered technologists and are entitled to use the initials R.T. (R) after their names.
The Alegent Health School of Radiologic Technology is licensed and authorized by the State of Nebraska Department of Education to grant an Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology degree and approved for veterans' and other eligible persons' benefits. The School is fully accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT.)
- Graduate competent and compassionate entry-level radiographers.
- Provide an education that promotes communication skills, problem-solving, and professional ethics.
- Graduate radiographers that meet the needs of the health care community.
- Encourage activities for continued education and growth as health care professionals.
The above goals will be measured by attainment of academic standards in all course assignments and testing, clinical performance and competency evaluations, CPR training, laboratory experiments, film critique assignments, critical thinking situations, quality assurance testing, case studies, research papers/reports, and scientific exhibits.
School of Radiologic Technology Admission Requirements
The school provides equal enrollment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or marital status. High school graduation or GED equivalency is a requirement.
Due to the nature of clinical education, applicants must:
- Admissions Procedure
Obtain application materials from the program director or online. We accept applications September 1 through February 1. Interviews are conducted in March with class selection in April.
- Submit all grade transcripts from high school, college, or any other school attended, as well as ACT scores. If it has been longer than five years since taking the ACT exam, this requirement is waived.
- Submit four references of people NOT related to you.
- Submit the application fee of $25 (PDF).
- Take the Keystone Allied Health Entrance Exam (PDF) given by the school in February each year. Registration for this test is mandatory.
- Completion of all pre-requisites must occur before the start of the program in late August.
- After meeting a minimum number of points, applicants will be contacted for personal interviews in March.
- When all necessary requirements are satisfied, the admissions committee will review all data and choose applicants with the highest points. All applicants will be notified by letter of acceptance or rejection.
- Upon acceptance, a $100 tuition deposit is required within two weeks. The deposit is not refundable. Upon receipt of the tuition deposit, a background check must be satisfactory to meet ARRT requirements.
- Before beginning classes, applicants must successfully pass a health physical by the Occupational Health department, which includes drug testing. Students are responsible for their own health insurance.
- Attendance at the General Information Session in January each year is strongly encouraged.
About the Radiologic Technology Field
The art and science of radiologic technology combines advanced technology with human compassion. While it is one of the youngest of the allied health fields, the profession has expanded tremendously in demand, educational advancement, new techniques and subspecialties.
Registered radiographers perform the dual role of providing quality care to the patient and ensuring efficient production of diagnostic radiographs. Using their knowledge of physics and human anatomy, radiographers perform radiographic procedures in surgery, portables and trauma cases, as well as routine procedures such as chest, skeletal, and contrast studies in the radiology department. This profession requires good communication skills and a dependable personality with a mature and caring nature.
Employment opportunities are available in hospitals, clinics, physician's offices, and public health, government, industry and education facilities. Radiographers may specialize in a specific area or pursue careers as educators, researchers, consultants, or administrators. Salaries vary nationwide, however, the range typically reflects the level of training, education and experience of the individual.
The U.S. Department of Labor Statistics website has more information about field of Radiologic Technology.