Outcomes & Assessment

Student Learning Outcomes

Goal #1: Students will be prepared to function as entry–level professionals in the healthcare delivery system.

  • Students will apply entry-level positioning skills.
  • Students will select appropriate exposure factors for quality imaging.
  • Students will practice appropriate radiation protection.

Goal #2: Students will demonstrate appropriate communications skills.

  • Students will use appropriate vocabulary and language to orally convey information, concepts and ideas.
  • Students will use a systematic approach to locate and use information to plan and write professional papers.

Goal #3: Students/graduates will develop and practice effective problem solving skills and critical thinking skills.

  • Students will manipulate technical factors for non-routine examinations.
  • Students will adapt positioning for trauma patients.
  • Students will produce solutions to real-world clinical situations.
  • Students will critique radiographic images for diagnostic quality.

Goal #4: Students/graduates will understand the importance of professional growth and development.

  • Students will demonstrate good interpersonal relationships with patients, clinical staff and clinical instructors.
  • Graduates will participate in professional activities with state or national societies.
  • Graduates will demonstrate charity and respect for the human dignity and rights of all individuals.
  • Graduates will utilize professional judgement in delivering patient care.
  • Graduates will contribute to society through involvement in community service activities.

Goal #5: The program will continuously monitor program satisfaction and ARRT exam pass rates, job placement and student completion rates in compliance with JRCERT accreditation.

  • Graduates will pass the ARRT national certification on 1st attempt within 6 months post-graduation.
  • Of those pursuing employment, graduates will be gainfully employed within 12 months post-graduation.
  • Students will complete the program within 24 months
  • Graduates will be satisfied with their education.
  • Employers will be satisfied with the graduate’s performance.

Program Effectiveness Data

Five-year average national credentialing examination pass rate on the first attempt.

  • The number of first time examinees taking the national certification examination within six months of graduation, within the most recent five year period.
  • The number of first time examinees passing the national certification examination within six months of graduation, within the most recent five year period at. The goal is: At least 75% of graduates will pass the national certification examination on the first attempt.

Five year average job placement rate within twelve months of graduation.

  • The number of graduates seeking employment, within the most recent five year period.
  • The number of graduates finding employment, within the most recent five year period. The goal is: At least 75% of graduating students who are seeking employment will obtain employment in the profession within one year of graduation.

Annual program completion rate.

  • The number of students initially enrolled in the most recent graduation class.
  • The number of graduates of that class. The goal is: At least 75% of admitted students will complete the program and graduate.

Note: Program effectiveness data will be available after the first graduating class from St. Vincent’s College at Sacred Heart University on 5/12/19.