Program Overview

School of Radiologic Technology

School of Radiologic Technology at Danbury Hospital

Danbury Hospital offers a 24-month program in the theory and practice of radiologic technology and will continue its program for current students through September 2013.

Because of the small class size, students receive individualized instruction in both clinical and academic settings. Graduates are eligible for professional certification, registration, and state licensure.

Mission Statement

The mission of Danbury Hospital School of Radiologic Technology is to educate, train, and graduate students who are prepared for the national certification examination given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and are able to enter the work force as competent entry-level radiographers.

These graduates will be able to demonstrate excellent patient care and the application of critical thinking and communication skills to diverse situations. The program is responsible for implementing an accredited curriculum in an environment that fosters educational excellence.

Program Goals

The mission of the program is further defined by the following goals:

  1. The program will maintain and teach a JRCERT approved curriculum that reflects the current practices of the profession, which will enable the student to gain the knowledge necessary to become a competent technologist.
  2. Students/graduates will demonstrate clinical competence and appropriate grade-level clinical performance by demonstrating mastery in patient care, positioning, radiation protection, and communication skills.
  3. The student will demonstrate the use of problem-solving and critical thinking skills in routine and non-routine clinical situations.
  4. The program will continuously monitor program effectiveness and satisfaction.
  5. Students will acquire skills and behaviors necessary for professional entry and growth in the field of diagnostic imaging. The program will provide information and encouragement to those wishing to learn another modality and maintain articulation agreements to assist students who wish to further their education.

Calendar

The academic year starts in September. The full-time program is 36 hours per week and 24 consecutive months in duration, consisting of didactic (classroom) and clinical instruction. The typical schedule is 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, divided between classroom and clinical time, with an additional four hours of clinical time on Fridays, and scheduled periodic rotations on night and weekend shifts.

For More Information

Danbury Hospital is no longer accepting new student applications for Radiologic Technology. For more information on accredited Radiologic Technology Programs, visit online at jrcert.org.




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