Radiologic Technology

Radiology Assessment Plan

Mission Statement

The mission of the radiologic technology program is to provide high quality entry-level radiographers. Attention is focused on the needs for each student for local to international service.

Program Philosophy

In order to accomplish the program goals, it is the philosophy of MSSU to provide students with a high quality educational experience that includes:

  • Didactic classes providing them access to information to successfully pass the national registry.
  • Clinical rotations with exposure to a sufficient number and variety of clinical exams to develop the skills necessary to be successful entry-level radiographers.
  • Clinical and classroom situations allowing students to develop problem-solving and communication skills.
  • Opportunity for professional growth and development.

Program Effectiveness Measures

  • Students will be able to pass the national ARRT certification exam.
  • Employers will indicate satisfaction with students hired from the program.
  • Students will be able to find employment in the radiologic sciences field.
  • Graduates will indicate they were satisfied the program prepared them as entry-level practitioners.
  • Students will complete the program.

Program Effectiveness Measures Results

MSSU Radiology Program Effectiveness Data

1. Five-year average credentialing examination (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Radiography exam) first-time pass rate of not less than 75% at first attempt within six months of graduation.

Year  Percent passing on 1st attempt   Number of students 
 2009  100% 9 of 9 students passed on 1st attempt 
 2010  100% 7 of 7 students passed on 1st attempt 
 2011  100% 9 of 9 students passed on 1st attempt 
 2012  100% 8 of 8 students passed on 1st attempt
 2013  100% 8 of 8 students passed on 1st attempt
5-year average   100%  

Five-year average job placement rate of not less than 75% within six months of graduation. This reflects the average of the number of graduates finding employment versus those seeking employment.

Year  Percent Job Placement in Radiology   Number of Students 
 2008 100%   9 of 9 graduates were employed
 2009  89%  8 of 9 graduates employed
 2010  86%  6 of 7 graduates employed
 2011  100%  8 of 8 graduates employed, 1 continuing education and not seeking employment
 2012  100%  8 of 8 graduates employed
5-year average  95%  

3. Program Completion Rate reflects the number and percentages of student cohorts that complete the program within the two-year program period.

Year  Percent Completion  Number of Students 
 2009  90%  10 started/9 graduated
 2010  78%  9 started/7 graduated
 2011  100%  9 started/9 graduated
 2012  89%  9 started/8 graduated
 2013  89%  9 started/8 graduated
5-year average  89%  


Program Goals

Goal 1: Students will develop communication skills enabling them to communicate with patients and healthcare providers.

  1. Students will be able to effectively explain examination procedures to patients and/or family members.
  2. Students will be able to effectively communicate as demonstrated by an oral presentation on an advanced modality field in radiology.
  3. Students will be able to verbalize problems and solutions to rejected images.

Goal 2: Students will be able to think critically and solve problems in their daily work environment.

  1. The student will be able to successfully use critical thinking and problem-solving skills in the clinical environment upon graduation from the program.
  2. Students will be able to verbalize problems and solutions to rejected images.

Goal 3: Students will demonstrate professionalism.

  1. Students will demonstrate professionalism as demonstrated by their clinical attendance record.
  2. Students will demonstrate core principles of professionalism as demonstrated by survey answers from physicians and staff technologists at the clinical sites.

Goal 4: Students will demonstrate competence in their clinical practice.

  1. Students will demonstrate clinical competence in their positioning skills.
  2. Graduates will be clinically able to perform as indicated by the clinical instructors.
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