The Avera Sacred Heart Hospital School of Radiologic Technology was established in 1948. The program is supervised by a program director and accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.
The program begins in the fall and lasts 24 consecutive months. Students spend 10-15 hours weekly in formal classes and 25-30 hours in clinical assignments at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton Medical Clinic, P.C., Vermillion Medical Clinic, P.C., Wagner Community Memorial Hospital Avera and St. Michael’s Hospital Avera under the supervision of registered radiologic technologists. The students’ week may include day, evening, weekend, and overnight hours. Students are expected to attend all didactic and clinical assignments. Each student is allowed 14 PTO (personal time off) per year for illness and/or vacation time.
Written examinations are given in each subject area and students are required to complete all program coursework, meet all clinical objectives and maintain a minimum grade of 80% in didactic courses and 85% in clinical courses.
Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will receive a Certificate and an Avera Sacred Heart Hospital School of Radiologic Technology gold pin. The Certificate grants eligibility for graduates to make application to take the registry examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Successful completion of the examination entitles the technologists to display the title of RT(R), Registered Technologist in Radiography.
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Chicago, IL 60606-3182
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Mission, Goals and Student Learning Outcomes
The mission of the radiography program is to provide for the personal and professional development of each student in the field of radiography.
Goals and Student Learning Outcomes:
- Students will be clinically competent.
- Students will apply positioning skills.
- Students will select appropriate technical factors.
- Students will practice radiation protection
- Students will communicate effectively.
- Students will use effective oral communication skills.
- Students will practice written communication skills.
- Students will use critical thinking and problem solving skills.
- Students will manipulate technical factors for non-routine examinations.
- Students will adapt positioning for trauma patients.
- Students will evaluate the importance of professional growth and development.
- Students will explore the importance of continued professional development.
- Students will explore the importance of attendance at various department meetings in their chosen profession.
Avera Sacred Heart Hospital
Sponsored by the Benedictine and Presentation Sisters, Avera Sacred Heart Hospital is a widely recognized regional health care facility serving a 15-county area in southeastern South Dakota and northeastern Nebraska. With the most up-to-date diagnostic equipment and medical procedures, along with talented and dedicated medical professionals, Yankton serves as a regional medical center. The community of Yankton is unique because of the breadth and quality of the medical specialties and staff that exist in this picturesque rural setting.
Avera Sacred Heart Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC), is certified by the United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare (Medicare and Medicaid) and is licensed by the South Dakota State Department of Health.
The Avera Sacred Heart Hospital Mission
Avera is a health ministry rooted in the Gospel. Our mission is to make a positive impact in the lives and health of persons and communities by providing quality services guided by Christian values.
The Avera Sacred Heart Hospital Vision
Avera Sacred Heart Hospital will be recognized as the preferred regional hospital and comprehensive health service network for southeast South Dakota and northeast Nebraska.
We will build for the future a model of excellence and integrity through our Catholic health care ministry, our people, services, quality and financial stewardship.
We will collaborate with our region’s communities, physicians and other health care providers in planning and delivering services.