Program Mission Statement

To provide a multi-skilled, comprehensive education for students in the Radiologic sciences. The Program will promote standards to meet stated outcomes for service oriented professionals that are entry level into the profession, and promote multi-competency and life long learning.

Program Goals

To provide the health care community with graduates who possess:

  • ability to assume their role as an entry-level radiographer in providing quality patient care
  • critical thinking and problem solving skills to practice as competent radiographers
  • professional values and attributes to maintain a high standard of ethical conduct with patients, peers, employers and other members of the health care team
  • motivation to continue their professional growth and development

 

Assessment Goals to support the achievement of overall program mission and goals:

Goal 1: Students will be clinically competent to perform diagnostic exams under the proper supervision.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will apply positioning skills
  2. Students will possess knowledge of routine procedures 
  3. Student will evaluate and adjust technical factors based on exposure indicator values
  4. Student will select appropriate technical factors
  5. Students will practice radiation protection

Goal 2: Students will communicate effectively and demonstrate oral communication skills.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will use effective oral communication skills with clinical staff
  2. Students will practice written communication skills

Goal 3: Students will use critical thinking and problem solving skills

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will adapt procedures for non-routine examinations
  2. Students will critique images to determine optimal image quality for individual patients

Goal 4: Students will model professionalism

  1. Students will demonstrate professional ethics to include initiative, dependability, and appearance
  2. Students will be exposed to professional organizations to promote lifelong learning and professional development

Goal 5: The program will graduate entry-level technologists (Program Effectiveness)

  1.  Five year average credentialing examination pass rate of not less than 80% at first attempt within six months of graduation
  2. Average section summary score > 8.0 for each area on ARRT exam
  3. Five year average job placement rate of not less than 75% within twelve months of graduation of those actively seeking employment
  4. Students will complete the program within 24 months
  5. Graduates will be satisfied with their education
  6. Employers will be satisfied with the graduate’s performance

Program Effectiveness Data

Halifax Health Medical Center Radiography Program

Exam Pass Rate

 

Year

Percent Passing on 1st Attempt

Number of Students

2013

100%

9 of 9 Students Passed on 1st Attempt

2014

100%

8 of 8 Students Passed on 1st Attempt

2015

89%

8 of 9 students passed on 1st attempt

2016

100%

8 of 8 Students Passed on 1st Attempt

2017

94%

17 of 18 Students Passsed on 1st Attempt

5 Year Average

96%

 

 


Five-year average credentialing exam (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Radiography Examination) pass rate not less than 80% at first attempt within six months of program graduation.

 

Job Placement Rate

Year

Perecent Job Placement of Graduates Actively Seeking

Number of Students

2013

100%

9 of 9

2014

100%

8 of 8

2015

100%

8 of 8

2016

100%

8 of 8

2017

100%

9 of 9

5 Year Average

100%

 


Five-year average job placement rate of not less than 75 percent within twelve months of graduation of those actively seeking employment.Documentation obtained from Graduate Follow-up Surveys and contact with graduates.

 

Program Completion Rate

Year

Percent Completion at 30 Months
24 Months starting with Jan 2016 class

Number of Students

2013

90%

10 Began, 9 Graduated:
-1 Voluntary Withdrawl

2014

89%

9 Began, 8 Graduated:
-1 Voluntary Withdrawl

2015

90%

10 began, 9 graduated
-1 academic failure

2016

90%

9 Began, 8 Graduated:-1 Voluntary Withdrawl

2017

90%

10 Began, 9 Graduated:
-1 Voluntary Withdrawl

5 Year Average

90%

 

For additional information on program effectiveness date, visit:   https://portal.jrcertaccreditation.org/summary/programannualreportlist.aspx


Program completion rate is defined as the number of students who complete the clinical phase of the program within 150% of the state program length.The program length for the clinical phase of the program is 30 months and the program completion rate is defined as those students graduating within 45 months of beginning the clinical phase of the program.  Starting in 2016, the program will be 24 months and the completion rate will be defined as those students graduating within 36 months of beginning the clinical phase of the program.