Serving the health care community, Marian University students in the Radiologic Technology (RT) program take part in a specially designed four year curriculum in which the first two years focus on general liberal arts curriculum and then follows with two years of theory and clinical work in Marian's accredited RT program housed at the Mercy Medical Center campus in Oshkosh, WI. As one of the first schools in the state to offer a Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology (BSRT) degree, Marian University's RT program is designed around a liberal arts core, with an extensive emphasis in the natural sciences that allows students to fulfill their career goals, while working to provide the best possible care to their future patients.
Students in the Marian University RT program will have experiential learning opportunities in diagnostic radiographic examinations and fluoroscopic procedures as well as many specialized areas in surgical and portable procedures, Interventional Radiology and Cardiology procedures, Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Students will also have observational experiences in Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, and Radiation Therapy.
Upon graduation from the program students will be eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) national examination. Upon successfully passing the examination, the ARRT will grant the individual the title of "Radiologic Technologist - Registered" (R.T., R.).
Marian University recognizes that the capacity of the RT program is limited and entry to the program is competitive and sought avenues to enhance student's opportunity to pursue their career goal of becoming a registered radiology technologist. To this end, Marian University has established affiliation agreements with numerous other radiologic certificate programs in the state and students can choose to apply to one of the affiliate programs while also applying to Marian's program. This is a unique opportunity for all students pursuing entrance to the RT program.
Within a faith-based university, the Marian University Radiologic Technology Program prepares students at an entry level, to provide radiologic services with an emphasis on quality patient care and technical competency, leading to a degree of Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology. The Radiologic Technology Program provides graduates with opportunities to further their education by providing clinical experience in various advanced imaging modalities.
The philosophy of the Radiologic Technology Program at Marian University has two primary foci: technical competency and patient care.
The faculty believe that the radiologic technologist utilizes theoretical and clinical knowledge in the performance of procedures resulting in the acquisition of diagnostic quality images, while demonstrating expertise in minimizing the amount of ionizing radiation exposure to patients, themselves and all members that comprise the healthcare team. To provide the highest quality care the radiologic technologist demonstrates the value of lifelong learning to maintain and improve his/her technical skills by participating continuing education along with sharing that knowledge with colleagues.
The faculty believe the radiologic technologist demonstrates ethical conduct and acts in the best interest of the patient without discrimination on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, socioeconomic states, or nature of diseaseor illness, while protecting the rights of the patient to quality radiologic technology care and the respect for dignity of mankind. To provide the highest quality care the radiologic technologist demonstrates responsibility and accountability for obtaining critical patient history through observation and communication with the physician, while respecting the patient's right to privacy. The radiologic technologist also recognizes that interpretation and diagnosis of radiographic images is not part of the Scope of Practice.
The program will provide the following:
- The knowledge and practice necessary for the student radiographer to attain the program goals and outcomes.
- A method to ensure that the above mentioned goals are met.
- The necessary environment to have the student radiographer progressively mature as an individual in the profession and in society.
- A means for student radiographer involvement with the program concerning its progress towards the program goals and outcomes.
Student Learning Outcomes
The following are the goals and outcomes of the program:
Goal #1: Students will graduate as a clinically competent radiographer.
Outcome #1: Students will apply appropriate radiation protection practices.
Outcome #2: Students will demonstrate appropriate positioning skills.
Outcome #3: Students will select appropriate technical factors.
Goal #2: Students will utilize critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills.
Outcome #1: Students will evaluate a radiograph for diagnosticquality.
Outcome #2: Students will access the patient and have the ability to adapt to non-routine situations/ability to adjust exam for patient condition.
Goal #3: Students will communicate effectively.
Goal #4: Students will demonstrate the importance of professional growth and development.
Goal #5: The program will graduate entry-level technologists.
Outcome #1: Students will pass the ARRT Registry on the first attempt.
Outcome #2: Employer's attitude regarding rehiring the graduate if given a second opportunity.
Outcome #3: Alumni's satisfaction regarding being prepared with entry-level skills.
Outcome #4: Of those seeking employment, students will be gainfully employed within six months following graduation.
Outcome #5: Students that begin the program will graduate from the program.
RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGYPROGRAM (BSRT)
(2 years academic + 2 years professional study)
Upon completion of the required Marian University coursesand admission to and completion of an independent, accredited clinical program,the traditional program in Radiologic Technology leads to a BSRT degree. Thosewho are already certified may take accelerated classes through Adult andGraduate Studies to fulfill the requirements for the BSRT degree.
General EducationProgram: 46-49 credits of University requirements, including School ofNursing and Health Professions course requirements (48-51 credits):
- BIO 100(Life Systems, 3 cr.)
- CHE 103 (General, Organic and Biochemistry, 5 cr.)
- COM 302 (Intercultural Communication, 3 cr.)
- MAT 110 (Algebra & Trigonometry, 4 cr.)
- PHI 220(Bioethics, 3 cr.)
- PSY 105(Human Development, 3 cr.)
Additional ProgramRequirements: 77 credits of required Radiologic Technology Programcoursework must be completed as follows:
- BIO 205(Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology, 5 cr.)
- BIO 220(Medical Terminology, 2 cr.)
- NRS 365 (Health Care Informatics, 2 cr.)
- PHS 211 (Elementary Physics, 5 cr.)
- SWK 422 (Law and the Helping Professions, 3 cr.)
Two years in a RadiologicTechnology program from an accredited School of Radiologic Technology. Duringthe clinical program, students will register for courses to maintain continuousenrollment at Marian University and to indicate their progress in their professionaltraining.
A BSRTcompletion program for those already certified is offered as well as anAdult and Graduate Studies program.
Admission and Progression Policies
BSRT students who follow the recommended curriculum plan forcourse scheduling begin in fall as freshmen students and complete the BSRTdegree in four years.
Traditional Freshman (Pre-RadiologicTechnology Major) Admission Requirements:
1. Admission to university per university standards. AcademicBulletin
1. Admission to university per university standards. AcademicBulletin
2. Applicants not applying directly after high schoolshould contact the Office of Admissions for further details regarding admissionqualifications. A credit evaluation will be done by the Academic Advisor forHealth Professions to assist in outlining a plan for the program.
CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION TO THE RADIOLOGICTECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
Marian University retainsthe sole right to determine the entrance requirements for the RadiologicTechnology major. These requirements will coincide with all state and federalnon-discrimination laws and will meet the standards as set forth by the JointReview Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Students mustmeet all of the criteria outlined below for consideration.
1. Completionof all Radiologic Technology program core coursework in conjunction with MarianUniversity’s general education course of study.
Required Radiologic Technology core prerequisite coursework includes:
o BIO 100 (Life Systems)
o BIO 205 (Fundamentals of Anatomy &Physiology)
o CHE 103 (General, Organic, andBiochemistry with lab)
o MAT 110 (Algebra & Trigonometry)
o NRS 365 (Health Care Informatics)
o PHI 220 (Bioethics)
o PHS 211 (Elementary Physics with lab)
2. Earna minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0, based on a 4-pointgrading scale.
Cumulative GPA is calculated using credits from all post-secondaryschools attended. Once 12 credits have been earned at Marian University, onlythe Marian University credits will be used for cumulative GPA calculation if thosecredits were earned within the last 2 years. If the Marian University creditswere earned more than 2 years ago, the GPA will be calculated using creditsfrom all schools attended.
3. Earna minimum Radiologic Technology core prerequisite coursework GPA of 2.5, basedon a 4-point grading scale.
Radiologic Technology core GPA is calculated using credits for allspecified core courses taken at Marian University or another institution. Thesecourses include: BIO 100, BIO 205, CHE 103, MAT 110, NRS 365, PHI 220, PHS 211.Courses must be completed within the last 7 years.
4. Completionof the following courses with grades of “C” or better:
o ENG 105 (Expository Writing)
o ENG 106 (Argumentative and ResearchWriting)
o PSY 105 (Human Development)
5. Reviewof physical requirements for program enrollment.
All applicants must be in sound physical and mental health and able toperform all of the essential capabilities and functional requirements. MarianUniversity Radiologic Technology students must have abilities and skills of fourvarieties: (1) Behavioral and Social Attributes, (2) Communication, (3) Sensory,and (4) Motor. A student should be able to perform in a reasonably independentmanner without the use of a surrogate. These essential capabilities must bedemonstrated in the clinical, laboratory, and theory (classroom) interactionsand evaluations. Refer to the RadiologicTechnology Student Handbookfor more information on the essential capabilities.
6. Submissionof Program Application (including all required components).
The deadline date for submitting an application is January 15. The mandatoryon-site informational meeting must be completed no later than three days afterthe January 15 deadline. Review the application process below. Application to the Program
APPLICATION PROCESS FOR THE RADIOLOGICTECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
Students who have beendetermined to meet all criteria outlined above will be eligible to apply to theprogram. The application process consists of the following steps:
1. Studentsmust work with the Academic Advisor for Health Professions to prepare andsubmit the following application documents:
o Completed Marian University RadiologicTechnology Program Application
o College/University transcripts (GPArequirements described above)
o Personal Statement (mandatory)
o Two Letters of Reference (optional)
2. Allapplicants who have submitted all required application documents (applicationform, transcripts that meet GPA requirements, personal statement) by theJanuary 15 deadline must attend an informational meeting and a tour at theRadiologic Technology Program at the Marian University Mercy Medical Centercampus no later than 3 days after the application deadline.
The program will notify the applicant of his/her eligibility to attendthe informational meeting by mail. This meeting will be held the second andlast Friday of every month from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM in the school classroom.The applicant can schedule the meeting by calling the school office at (920)223-0135 or (920) 223-0136, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM Mondaythrough Friday. This meeting is part of the application process and nointerview will be granted unless the applicant has attended this informationalmeeting. A letter informing the applicant that his/her application isincomplete is mailed prior to the January 15 deadline date for suchcompletion. Incomplete applications willbe discarded after the application deadline. Applications of all students not accepted will be retained for one monthafter the deadline.
3. Allapplicants that have met entrance requirements for the program will be notifiedby letter that they are eligible for a personal interview with the InterviewCommittee.
4. Applicantswho have met scholastic requirements for the program, attended the mandatoryinformational meeting, and who have had a personal interview with the InterviewCommittee will have their applications reviewed by the Admissions Committeefrom which a final selection of students will be determined.
5. Notificationof acceptance to the program will be sent via mail. Thisnotification will occur in earlyto mid-February. To secure admission to the program, accepted applicants willbe required to pay a $500 acceptance fee by the deadline specified in theletter of acceptance. The acceptance fee will be applied toward tuition. Shoulda student decline an admission offer, another applicant who has met thequalifications of the program will be notified.
Upon acceptance into theprogram the student must satisfy 4 contingencies in order to “hold” the offeredposition into the program:
1. Submit the results of a physicalexamination.
This physicalexamination must be completed by a physician and the results must be recordedon a form that is provided by the Radiologic Technology Program.
2. Successful completion of a criminalbackground check.
This is arequirement by state law which requires all persons directly involved in healthcare to file such disclosure form with the entity providing that care. The admission offer will be rescinded if thebackground check reveals a conviction that is determined to be unacceptable bythe Radiologic Technology Program or the clinical agencies that the studentcompletes their clinical rotations at. Even if the conviction is found to be acceptable by the Radiologic TechnologyProgram and the clinical agencies, the Program will still require the studentcomplete and submit the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)Pre Ethics Review document. Thecompletion and submission of this document to the ARRT is at the student’sexpense. The rationale for thecompletion and submission of this document is because depending on theconviction the ARRT may not allow the student to sit for the ARRT examinationupon the completion of the program. Ifthe ARRT finds the conviction to be too severe and would not grant the studentpermission to sit for the ARRT examination the admission offer will berescinded. If the ARRT finds theconviction acceptable the student will be allowed to continue the acceptanceprocess.
3. Completion of a drug screeningtest.
A positivedrug screen will result in the admission offer to be rescinded. The student will be notified after thecompletion of the criminal background check. The drug screen is at the student’s expense.
4. Maintenance of minimum cumulative GPAof 3.0.
Upon the completionof the Spring semester prior to the beginning of the program, the selectedstudent is required to have maintained a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Failure to maintain the required GPA resultsin the admission offer being rescinded.
For additional information, please refer to the Radiologic Technology StudentHandbook.
Any student requestinginformation about accommodations for disabilities may visit the American's withDisabilities Act website at www.ada.gov.
Refer to theRadiologic Technology Student Handbook,section on Policies and Procedures for additional information.
ARRTCREDENTIALING EXAMINATION PASS RATE ON THE FIRST ATTEMPT
*Five year average of passing theexamination on the first attempt not less than 75% per JRCERT requirements.
Five year average = 100% pass rate on firstattempt
o Class of 2008 - 100% (7 first-time test-takers)
o Class of 2009 - 100% (8 first-time test-takers)
o Class of 2010 - 100% (7 first-time test-takers)
o Class of 2011 - 100% (9 first-time test-takers)
o Class of 2012 - 100% (7 first-time test-takers)
OFTHOSE SEEKING EMPLOYMENT, STUDENTS WILL BE GAINFULLY EMPLOYED WITHIN 6 MONTHSOF GRADUATION
*Five year average of employment within 6months not less than 75% per JRCERT requirements.
Five year average = 94%
o Class of 2008 - 100% (7 graduates actively seeking employment)
o Class of 2009 - 100% (8 graduates actively seeking employment)
o Class of 2010 - 71% (7 graduates actively seeking employment)
o Class of 2011 - 100% (8 graduates actively seeking employment)
o Class of 2012 - 100% (6 graduates actively seeking employment)