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Allied Health: Mission, Goals and Accreditation

 

RADIOGRAPHY PROGRAM MISSION
The Radiography Program seeks to provide each student with the didactic, laboratory and clinical education to become a qualified entry level Radiologic Technologist. The program provides each student the opportunity to develop technical skills, enhance critical thinking and strengthen interpersonal behavior through educational activities. The program will provide an environment that will be conducive to learning, stimulate self-development and foster an appreciation of and commitment to the profession.
 
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RADIOGRAPHY PROGRAM GRADUATE GOALS
 
The Radiography Program will produce:
  1. Graduates who are competent entry level Radiologic Technologists.
  2. Graduates who will practice effective communication skills.
  3. Graduates who will demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  4. Graduates who demonstrate professional and ethical behavior.

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RADIOGRAPHY PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
  • Students will demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of radiographic positioning and procedures.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of the practice of radiation protection.
  • Students will demonstrate written communication skills.
  • Students will demonstrate oral communication skills.
  • Students will apply program solving and critical thinking skills as a member of the healthcare team.
  • Students will apply sound judgment when performing radiographs on trauma and pediatric patients.
  • Students will conduct themselves in a professional/ethical manner in the health care setting.
  • Students will work as effective members of the health care team.

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ACCREDITATION

The Radiography Program has been accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT, 20 N Wacker Drive, Suite 2860, Chicago, IL 60606-3182; 312-704-5300) and the State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners (Board) (P.O. Box 415, Trenton, NJ 08625; 609-984-5890).

The JRCERT publishes guidelines that a Radiography Program must meet in order to be accredited. In order to be awarded and maintain accreditation status, the program must be in compliance of these guidelines. Since January 1, 2011, the Standards and Guidelines of an Accredited Educational Program for the Radiographer have been the guidelines utilized for accreditation (see Appendix A).