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School of Radiologic Technology

Accreditation: The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
www.jrcert.org

Certification: The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) www.arrt.org

Licensure: New York State Department of Health Bureau of Environmental Radiation Protection Radiologic Technology www.health.state.ny.us

Introduction

Founded in 1972, the NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue School of Radiologic Technology offers a 24-month (six trimesters) certificate program in Radiologic Technology. The program does not grant a degree. All academic, laboratory, and clinical instruction is held on the NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue campus. Graduates are eligible to apply for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Certification and NYS Licensure.

The program involves approximately 950 contact hours of classroom work, 1,770 hours of clinical training, and 288 hours of workshops and independent study. School hours are from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. All courses are required and must be taken sequentially. Successful completion of all academic courses and required clinical competencies is required for graduation.

Mission Statement

The mission of NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue School of Radiologic Technology is to prepare, educate and train a diverse population of students for entry into the profession of radiologic imaging. Graduates of the school will be able to support all other health care professionals, serve a diverse community of patients, equitably provide patient care, radiation protection, and imaging expertise with the highest quality in an atmosphere of diversity, with dignity and respect to the patient.

Goals

1. The student will demonstrate Clinical and Professional Competency
Student Learning Outcomes
:

  • Students will demonstrate proper positioning skills.
  • Students will demonstrate safe radiation protection procedures.
  • Students will understand the value of life-long learning, and professional membership.
  • Students will have voluntarily joined national and/or state professional (societal) organizations.
  • Students will demonstrate professional growth.

2. The students will be able to effectively communicate
Student Learning Outcomes
:

  • Students will demonstrate effective writing and speaking skills with peers.
  • Students will demonstrate effective communication skills with patients and other health care professionals.
  • Students will demonstrate data entry and acquisition skills.

3. The students will demonstrate effective problem solving and critical thinking skills.
Student Learning Outcomes
:

  • Students will professionally evaluate their radiographs.
  • Students will select appropriate exposure factors.
  • Students will perform non-routine radiographic procedures.
  • Students will exhibit acceptable problem solving skills.

4. The students  will demonstrate responsible professional and compassionate behavior  in their interaction with patients as they seek to and improve patient experiences
Student Learning Outcomes
:

  • Students will demonstrate professional and empathetic patient care.
  • Students will demonstrate greater job satisfaction to patients by providing optimal patient care.
  • Students will demonstrate ethical behavior when performing radiological examinations.
  • Students will demonstrate effective communication when performing radiological examinations on patients of various age differences.

Program Effectiveness Data

The following is the most current program effectiveness data. Our programmatic accreditation agency, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), defines and publishes this information. Click here to go directly to the JRCERT webpage.

Credentialing Examination: The number of students who pass, on the first attempt, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination, or an unrestricted state licensing examination, compared with the number of graduates who take the examination within six months of graduation. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%.

Tuition

Tuition is $2500 per trimester ($7500/yr) and is due on the first day of each trimester (Jan, May, and Sept). Upon acceptance into the program, a non-refundable seat deposit of $500 is required. The balance of the first trimester’s tuition, $2000, is due the first day of school. Students are responsible for the cost of the required text books/e-books, uniforms and supplies.
(Note: tuition, deposits, and fees are subject to change without prior notice.)

Although the program does not provide health insurance, eligible students may apply for the health care plans administered by the hospital.

Financial Aid

NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue School of Radiologic Technology participates in New York State Higher Education Service Corporation Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits Program including the new GI Bill, New York State Adult Career Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR). If there is a tuition overpayment at the end of two years due to receipt of financial aid, the student or payee will receive a refund.

Accreditation

The school is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Graduates of the program are eligible to apply for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) certification exam and New York State Department of Health licensure. The program is currently on a 5 year accreditation status, Accreditation- The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT.).

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Tel. 312-704-5300
Web Site: www.jrcert.org

Certification

The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
1255 Northland Drive
St. Paul, MN 55120-1155
Tel. 651-687-0048
Web Site: www.arrt.org

* Candidates with a criminal conviction need to contact the ARRT to request a pre-application review to determine eligibility for ARRT certification.

Licensure

New York State Department of Health
Bureau of Environmental Radiation Protection
Radiologic Technology
547 River Street, Room 530
Troy, NY 12180-2216
Tel. 518-402-7580
Web Site: www.health.state.ny.us

*Candidates with a criminal conviction should contact the New York State Department of Health to determine eligibility for state licensure.

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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 212-562-4895 or via email at jasmin.pichardo@nychhc.org.

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