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Radiologic Sciences, Bachelor of Sciences

128 Credits
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Queens Campus

Overview

Radiologic Technologists are medical professionals who require independent judgment, critical thinking skills and extensive training to successfully administer radiographic tests. These radiographic procedures aid in disease diagnosis and injury assessment.

Radiologic Sciences clinical practice includes: general radiography such as orthopedics, pediatrics, mammography, vascular imaging, cardiac catheterization studies, computerized tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging. Radiologic technologists are employed in medical centers, community and private hospitals, clinics, urgent care centers, and physicians’ offices.

You can prepare for these growing opportunities through the Bachelor of Science degree program in Radiologic Sciences at St. John’s University.

Offered by the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, this 128credit degree program comprises two years of collegiate instruction at the Queens campus and two years of instruction at the Dr. Andrew J. Bartilucci Center and affiliated clinical sites.

Upon completion of the program, graduates may be eligible to take the national board examination in Radiography administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT, graduates may advance into more specialized areas of Computer Tomography, and Mammography,

Program Accreditation and Effectiveness

The Program of Radiologic Sciences is accredited by the:

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)

JRCERT
20 N. Wacker Drive Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182 
Phone: 312-704-5300
Fax: 312-704-5304
mail@jrcert.org
jrcert.org

Program Effectiveness
The Program Effectiveness data includes the credentialing examination pass rate, job placement rate, and program completion rate reported annually over the last five years and as a five year average.

Download the Program Effectiveness Data (PDF).

For more information regarding program effectiveness data, visit the JRCERT website.

Admission

For more information about admission to this and other acclaimed undergraduate programs at St. John’s University, please visit Undergraduate Admission online. Or contact us directly at the campus of your choice:

Admission Office - Queens Campus
718-990-2000
admissions@stjohns.edu

Admission Office -  Staten Island campus
718-390-4500
siadmissions@stjohns.edu

 

Progression Criteria

Students must maintain a 2.30 overall GPA in the pre-professional course each year to progress within their major. The 2.30 overal GPA is required for a student to progress into the professional phase of the Radiologic Sciences program. Students will be interviewed prior to entering the professional year as part of their progression process. All pre-professional courses must be completed prior to entering the professional phase of the program.

Within the professional phase, students must maintain an overall GPA of 2.30, earn a letter grade of C+ or greater in each didactic and clinical course, and adhere to the attendance policy to progress from semester to semester.

Students must repeat a course when it is next offered if a C+ is not achieved. If a student unsuccessfully completes the repeated course or is unsuccessful in achieving a C+ in more than one course, the student will be recommended for program dismissal.

Courses

Career Outcomes

Radiologic Technology Profession

A Radiologic Technologist is one who, under the direction of a Radiologist, performs radiographic procedures at a technical level requiring independent judgment and critical thinking skills. The technologist performs a variety of technical procedures by administering prescribed radiation for radiologic diagnosis. Radiographers must communicate with a wide variety of healthcare providers and function in a team-oriented atmosphere.

Graduates may advance into more specialized areas of Computed Tomography, Angiography, Mammography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Education, and Administration.

“Radiography is the art and science of using radiation to produce images of the tissues, organs, bones and vessels of the body." These images are obtained using digital technology, 3D and multiple body planes. Treatment of a patient depends on accurate and precise radiographic examinations. Broken bones can be aligned, ulcers can be detected and many other injuries and diseases can be treated when their exact nature is known to the physician.

The Radiologic Technologist is an essential member of the healthcare team. Responsibilities include accurately positioning the patient, producing quality diagnostic images, good patient care and communication skills.

Global Approach to Education

Program Mission
The Radiologic Sciences Program of St. John’s University strives to educate and prepare each student for a career as a radiologic technologist.  The didactic and clinical curricula are designed to develop and enhance effective communication skills, technical skills, and professionalism while inspiring excellence in practice. The program will provide a balanced clinical education complimented with a didactic atmosphere conducive to fostering teamwork and self development to provide a foundation for academic and career advancement.

Program Goals and Learning Outcomes

  1. The student will demonstrate clinical competency by mastering both the didactic and clinical portions of the program.
    • Students will effectively position patients.
    • Students will effectively protect patients and the healthcare team from radiation.
    • Students will utilize their technical knowledge to produce a quality image.
    • Students will provide quality patient care.
  2. The student will exhibit professionalism and ethical conduct.
    • Students will demonstrate ethical and professional work ethic.
    • Students will demonstrate knowledge of the importance of participating in professional activities to ensure continued education development and growth.
    • Students will abide by HIPAA.
  3. The student will effectively communicate in a professional manner.
    • Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills.
    • Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills.
  4. The student will demonstrate critical thinking skills to obtain quality diagnostic images while ensuring patient safety and comfort.
    • Students will accommodate for nonroutine and trauma patients.
    • Students will manipulate technical factors for nonroutine examinations.
    • Students will effectively position trauma patients.
  5. Program Effective Measures: The program will effectively prepare the graduate for a career as an entrylevel technologist.

Additional Information

Pregnancy Policy

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Clinical Obligations

All Radiologic Sciences students must meet certain requirements to proceed to all levels of the professional phase and clinical education. An outline of the requirements is provided below.

NOTE: Students who do not comply with all applicable preparation requirements cannot proceed to clinical placement; this may delay the student’s progression through the curriculum and delay graduation. 

  1. Medical Clearance
  2. Health Insurance
  3. Criminal Background Check
  4. Professional Liability Insurance
  5. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) orientation
  6. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  7. Clinical Dress Code
  8. Expenses
  9. Full Printable Version

 In addition, some clinical education settings may require students to undergo drug testing and/or additional background checks. Failure to meet the clinical education setting requirements may prohibit students from attending clinical rotations, which are necessary for successful completion of the program.

Clinical Sites and Hours

Clinical rotation days vary according to the clinical course.  The days of rotation are:

RAD 1127 – Wednesdays and Fridays

RAD 1128 – When the University reopens after the Christmas and New Year holiday break, the students will complete rotations Monday thru Friday. At the start of the academic semester, students will resume clinical rotations on Wednesdays and Fridays.

RAD 1129 – Monday - Friday

RAD 2127 & RAD 2128 – Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
 

Central Radiology PC
137-10 Northern Blvd
Flushing, NY 11354
(718) 888-9180
Hours of Rotation:
8:00am – 4:00pm
Doshi - Bensonhurst
2215 79th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11214
(718) 331-7000
Hours of Rotation:
8:00am – 4:00pm

Doshi  - Bay Ridge
6740 3rd Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11220
(718) 491-5822
Hours of Rotation:
9:00am – 5:00pm
 
Doshi – Brooklyn Avenue
1014 Brooklyn Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 282-7000
Hours of Rotation:
8:00am – 4:00pm
Doshi – Bond Street
9 Bond Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 222-3000
Hours of Rotation:
8:00am – 4:00pm
Doshi - Flushing
43-55 147th Street
Flushing, NY 11355
(718) 762-7132
Hours of Rotation:
9:00am – 5:00pm

Doshi – Fordham
410 East 189th Street
Bronx, NY 10458
(718) 220-2500
Hours of Rotation:
9:00am – 5:00pm


Doshi - Hewlett
1137 Broadway
Hewlett, NY 11557
(516) 569-8885
Hours of Rotation:
9:00am – 5:00pm


Doshi – Jackson Heights
37-17 76th Street
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
(718) 424-1400
Hours of Rotation:
9:00am – 5:00pm

Doshi – Kew Gardens
80-02 Kew Gardens Road, #L1
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
(718) 544-5151
Hours of Rotation:
9:00am – 5:00pm

Doshi – Mill Basin
2475 Ralph Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11234
(718) 444-3777
Hours of Rotation: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Doshi – Pelham Bay
3250 Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461
(718) 892-2230
Hours of Rotation: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Doshi – Washington Heights
4120 Broadway
New York, NY 10033
(212) 543-1800
Hours of Rotation:
9:00am – 5:00pm

Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center
585 Schenectady Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 604-5000
Hours of Rotation:
8:00am – 4:00pm
Jamaica Medical Center
89th Ave. & Van Wyck Expressway
Jamaica, NY 11418
(718) 206-6000 ext. 4231
Hours of Rotation:
8:00am – 4:00pm

New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens
56-45 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
(718) 670-1050
Hours of Rotation:
8:00am – 4:00pm
 

Wyckoff Heights Medical Center 
374 Stockholm Street
Brooklyn, NY 11273
(718) 963-7373
Hours of Rotation:
8:00am – 4:00pm
Winthrop University Hospital
259 First Street
Mineola, NY 11501
(516) 663-4774
Hours of Rotation:
8:00am – 4:00pm