Radiologic Sciences, Bachelor of Sciences
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:
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.
Students must maintain a 2.30 overall GPA in the pre-professional courses to progress within their major. The 2.30 overall 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.
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Career and Education Opportunities
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, oustanding patient care and communication skills.
Top Outcome of this partiucluar program:
- In 2017 and 2018 the program credentialing examination pass rate was 100% and the job placement rate was 100%.
Global Approach to Education
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
- 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.
- 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.
- The student will effectively communicate in a professional manner.
- Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills.
- Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills.
- 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.
- Program Effective Measures: The program will effectively prepare the graduate for a career as an entrylevel technologist.
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.
- Medical Clearance
- Influenza Vaccination
- Health Insurance
- Criminal Background Check
- Drug Screening
- Professional Liability Insurance
- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) orientation
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
- Clinical Dress Code
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In addition, some clinical education sites may require students to undergo additional drug testing and/or additional background checks. Failure to meet the clinical education site 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
LHR - Bay Ridge
LHR - Bensonhurst
LHR – Bond Street
LHR – Brooklyn Avenue
LHR - Flushing
LHR – Jackson Heights
LHR - Hewlett
LHR – Mill Basin
LHR – Kew Gardens
LHR – Washington Heights
LHR – Pelham Bay
Main Street Radiology – Downtown Flushing Office
Main Street Radiology – Bayside Office
Jamaica Medical Center
New York Hospital Medical Center of Presbyterian - Queens
Wyckoff Heights Medical Center
Winthrop University Hospital
Montefiore Medical Center – Westchester Square.
Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center
Unique Features and Qualities
Each student in the Radiologic Sciences program will attend 9 clinical rotations through-out the professional phase of the program. The number and variety of clinical rotations provides each student with a wealth of experience with different patient populations, cultural competency, both in-patient and outpatient experiences, trauma hospitals, and many brands and types of imaging equipment.
The Radiologic Sciences program uses active learning and simulation software tools to enhance the learning experience. Some of the technology and applications used are the Anatomage table and VisibleBody.