Quality Indicators

Our Mission

The Radiologic Technology (Radiographer) Program is focused on development of qualified medical imaging technologists who provide optimum patient care through competency and professional conduct.

Goals

Students and graduates will demonstrate clinical competence.

  • Outcome 1: Students will apply positioning skills.
  • Outcome 2: Students will validate proper patient care.

Students will utilize critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

  • Outcome 1: Students will be able to adapt positioning for trauma patients.
  • Outcome 2: Students will perform non-routine exams.

Students will evaluate the significance of professional growth and development.

  • Outcome 1: Students will display knowledge of identified professional organizations.
  • Outcome 2: Students will recognize the importance of professional behavior.

Students will be able to communicate effectively.

  • Outcome 1: Students will demonstrate written communication skills.
  • Outcome 2: Students will demonstrate oral communication skills.

The Radiographer Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology; 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182; email address is mail@jrcert.org; phone (312) 704-5300. Click here to view our JRCERT accreditation.

Program effectiveness data is available at http://www.washburn.edu/academics/college-schools/applied-studies/departments/allied-health/xr/quality-indicators-accreditation.html, as well as the Joint Review Committee website. Accessible information includes five-year credentialing examination pass rate, five-year average job placement rate and annual program completion rate. Go to http://www.jrcert.org and look for the “Students” heading, then select “For a report of JRCERT program performance measures, click here”.

Program effectiveness data for the most recent periods are presented below.

  1. Annual completion rate: 79.2% (2018) with 19 out of 24 students graduated.
  2. Five-year average credentialing examination pass rate through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists: 96% (2014-2018) with 94 out of 98 passing on first attempt.
  3. Five-year average job placement rate: 100% (2014-2018) which was 42 out of 42 graduates seeking employment. Those not seeking employment continued their education.

Job Placement Rate is defined as the number of graduates employed in a radiology-related field within 6 months of graduation compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences.  Full-time, part-time, PRN status, etc. are all considered "employed".

The JRCERT has defined "not actively seeking employment" as:

  1. Graduate fails to communicate with program officials regarding employment status after multiple attempts OR
  2.  Graduate is unwilling to seek employment that requires relocation OR
  3.  Graduate is unwilling to accept employment due to salary or hours OR
  4.  Graduate is on active military duty OR
  5.  Graduate is continuing education.

The above listed program effectiveness data is also accessible through the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology’s website. Go to http://www.jrcert.org/ and look for “Students” heading, then select “For a report of JRCERT program performance measures, click here”.

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