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Mission Statement and Program Effectiveness

Mission Statement

The Widener-Crozer Allied Health Program is committed to quality health services for its community.

Through a cooperative effort of the School Faculty and Imaging Staff, the program provides a quality education in Radiologic Technology for individuals in the community.

Through a structured and integrated curriculum, the program provides the student radiographer with the knowledge and skills needed to be a valuable partner of the healthcare team, and to successfully meet present and future challenges.

Background of the School of Radiologic Technology

The administration of the Crozer-Chester Medical Center, in addition to operating a primary care facility, realizes the value of this Medical Center for teaching purposes. This dual role has offered the community comprehensive medical care and educational opportunities for area residents in a vast variety of technical and professional fields. One of these healthcare fields is the program in Diagnostic Radiology.

The Program in Radiologic Technology established in 1948, has continuously educated students in the Art and Science of this field. Modern and sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic equipment is available for the student’s clinical experiences, along with a well-equipped classroom facility and experienced program faculty. Under the supervision of the professional staff and clinical instructors the student radiographer will acquire skills to perform the diagnostic examinations which are indispensable to modern medicine. Graduates of this program are prepared for a career in Diagnostic Radiology in a hospital, private practice, public health or the military.

The course of study in Radiologic Technology offered by the Crozer-Chester Medical Center follows the approved curriculum of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), under the guidelines of the U.S. Department of Education. Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to the certifying examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

The program curriculum provides a correlated sequence of studies and clinical practice in radiography in order to prepare qualified candidates to assist the Radiologists in the diagnosis of various illnesses and diseases.

Students are instructed in the basic sciences, radiographic techniques, while simultaneously being introduced to the practical aspects of radiology under the supervision of registered technologists. The students rotate through all areas of the Radiology Department to acquire training in the care of patients of all types, from all age groups and in all stages of illness.

On June 23, 2012, Crozer-Chester Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology formed an articulation agreement with Widener University. The school now known as Widener-Crozer Allied Health Program in Radiologic Technology, was established, and continues to be sponsored by Crozer-Chester Medical Center.

The Widener-Crozer Allied Health Program has additional affiliates with Gwynedd Mercy University and Bloomsburg University.

Program Effectiveness

Program Completion Rate

Program completion rate is defined as the number of students who complete the program within 150% of the stated program length.

YEAR

% Program Completion

# of Students

5-year average

83.4%

101/121

2013

83.3%

20/24

2012

84%

21/25

2011

83.3%

20/24

2010

87.5%

21/24

2009

79.1%

19/24

Credentialing Examination Pass Rate (Five-year average)

Credentialing examination pass rate is defined as the number of graduates who pass on first attempt the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (AART) Radiography Exam compared with the graduates who take the examination within twelve months of graduation. Five-year, first attempt average pass rate must not be less than 75 percent.

YEAR

% Passing on 1st Attempt

# of Students

5-year average

93.9%

92/98

2013

85%

20

2012

100%

20

2011

95%

20

2010

100%

21

2009

89.5%

19

Job Placement rate (Five-year Average)

Job placement rate is defined as the number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences within twelve months of graduation, compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences.

Job Placement Rate

% 5yr. Job Placement Rate

# Graduates Employed/
# Graduates Seeking
Employment

5-year average

83.7%

93/111

Find additional information on the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). 

Statement of Non-Discriminatory Policy

The Widener-Crozer Allied Health Program in Radiologic Technology considers all applicants to the school regardless of race, creed, national origin, sex, age, religion or marital status. It does not discriminate in the administered programs.

The Radiography Program does not discriminate in the admission or access to its programs and activities against handicapped persons in violation of section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the regulations thereunder.

The Widener-Crozer Allied Health Program reserves the right to change the curriculum, educational policies and fees as considered necessary for the progressive development of the Radiography Program. An increase in fees and/or tuition from Widener University is applicable both to incoming students and those already enrolled in the Program.

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