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The St. Francis Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology was established in 1948 and accredited in 1950 by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.

The Program consists of a two-year full-time course beginning the first week of July each year. The Program accepts up to 8 students per year, with a total enrollment of 16 students.

Effective January 1, 2015, eligibility for ARRT certification requires candidates to have earned an Associate degree or higher. The SFMC School of RT offers two (2) tracks.  A certificate track is available for those students who have previously earned an Associate degree or higher.  A combined certificate and Associate degree track, established in articulation with Mercer County Community College, West Windsor, N.J. is offered for those students who must meet the ARRT Associate degree requirement.  Graduates who successfully complete the requirements of their chosen track are eligible to take the ARRT certification exam and pursue State of NJ licensure.

The School of Radiologic Technology is very proud of our graduates who can be found in many specialized areas of the profession including Cat Scan (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Nuclear Medicine, Sonography, Radiation Therapy, Cardiovascular Interventional Technology, Education, Management, Radiation Physics, and Sales.

Information on the Program's pass rate of credentialing exams, average score on credentialing exams, student retention and student completion rates as well as job placement rates can be found under the Program Effectiveness Outcomes link of the website and in our application packet.
 

Mission Statement/Goals/Student Learning Outcomes

In support of the mission and values of Saint Francis Medical Center, The School of Radiologic Technology seeks to provide comprehensive quality radiologic technology education in an effort to graduate competent and compassionate radiographers who will provide excellent patient care and radiographer services to the communities in which they serve.

St. Francis Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology fulfills this mission through the following goals.

Upon successful completion of the program the graduate will be able to:

  1. The graduate will demonstrate well-rounded clinical competency as an entry level radiographer.

    Learning Outcomes:
    • The graduate will employ fundamental knowledge of Radiography as an entry level R.T. by practicing proper positioning techniques to create diagnostic images.
    • The graduate will employ fundamental knowledge of radiography as an entry-level RT by applying appropriate technical factors to create diagnostic images.
  2. The graduate/student will communicate effectively and respectfully to ensure that patients are treated with compassion and dignity.

    Learning Outcomes:
    • The student/graduate will demonstrate age appropriate communication skills.
    • The student/graduate will demonstrate respect through verbal and nonverbal communication with patients.
  3. The graduate/student will demonstrate knowledge of radiation protection principles to provide a safe medical imaging environment.

    Learning Outcomes:
    • The student/graduate will demonstrate knowledge of radiation safety principles.
    • The student/graduate will employ radiation safety skills in the clinical area.
  4. The graduate/student will participate in professional activities, as described by the ARRT Code of Ethics, to ensure continued educational development and growth.

    Learning Outcomes:
    • The student/graduate will demonstrate knowledge of the ARRT Code of Ethics specific to continuing education and professional activities.
    • The student/graduate will practice professional ethics in clinical settings.
  5. The graduate/student will apply effective problem-solving and critical thinking skills as a member of the healthcare team.

    Learning Outcomes:
    • The student/graduate will effectively manage situations utilizing problem-solving skills while radiographing patients with physical or cognitive limitations.
    • The student/graduate will effectively utilize critical thinking skills while performing multiple exams on the same patient.

*The Program utilizes a variety of measurement tools to assess student learning outcomes in an effort to graduate competent and compassionate radiographers.

Contact Information

Theresa Levitsky, MA, RT
Program Director
St. Francis Medical Center
School of Radiologic Technology
601 Hamilton Avenue
Trenton, NJ 08629
(609)599-5234
SFMCSORT@StFrancisMedical.org


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