Mission, Goals & Quality - Radiologic Technology | Radiation Sciences Programs

Mission, Goals & Quality - Radiologic Technology

Mission Statement

The mission of the Radiologic Technology Education at the University of Iowa is to recruit and provide quality individuals with an ambitious, extensive education that equips them with knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide high quality, compassionate medical imaging. The students will be adaptable to varied healthcare settings with diverse patient populations and effectively interact with other members of the healthcare team to provide the best possible patient care.  

Goals & Learning Outcomes

Goal 1: Graduate clinically competent radiographers.

  • Students demonstrate quality positioning skills.
  • Students demonstrate quality technical skills.
  • Students apply appropriate radiation safety practices.

Goal 2: Students demonstrate effective communication skills.

  • Students demonstrate good written medical communication skills.
  • Students use effective communication to provide quality patient care.

Goal 3: Students successfully apply critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.

  • Students demonstrate the ability to adjust technical factors for nonroutine situations.
  • Students demonstrate the ability to adjust positioning for nonroutine situations.

Goal 4: Students understand and practice professionalism.

  • Students demonstrate an understanding of professionalism.
  • Students adapt to human diversity.

Goal 5: Program is effective at graduating entry level technologists.

  • Students graduate from program.
  • Graduates attain ARRT radiography certification.
  • Graduates seeking radiography employment are employed.
  • Employers indicate they would employ another program graduate.
  • Alumni indicate they were adequately prepared to perform all of the required job tasks.

Commitment to the Pursuit of Quality

Radiologic Technology Education takes great care in its pursuit to select and educate top quality technologists. The items below provide verification of our commitment to this pursuit.

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) RT Program has been educating technologists since 1925. During this time, graduates have enjoyed outstanding achievement on The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists' (ARRT) Certification exam, consistently performing above the national and Iowa mean.

Sponsorship was transferred to the University of Iowa in September 2014, and the terminal award for the program became solely a baccalaureate degree. Therefore, UIHC's program effectiveness data is no longer available on the JRCERT web-site. Data for the University of Iowa sponsored program will be reported by JRCERT in 2017.  The initial baccalaureate class graduated in May of 2016. Program effectiveness criteria are defined by JCERT at: http://www.jrcert.org/resources/program-effectiveness-data/

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182

ARRT Certification Rate:

Year Credentialing Area Number Taking Number Passed % Successful 1st Attempt Program % Successful National
2016 Radiography 14 14 100% 87.2%
2017 Radiography 12 12 92%  
2-year avg       96%  
Year Credentialing Area Number Taking Number Passed % Successful 1st Attempt Program % Successful National
2016 Cardiac Interventional Radiography 1 1 100% 60.2%
  Computed Tomography 3 3 100% 75.9%
  Magnetic Resonance Imaging 6 6 100% 77.7%
  Vascular Interventional Radiography 1 1 100% 57.2%
2017 Computed Tomography 2 2 100%  
  Magnetic Resonance Imaging 4 4 100%  

Program Completion Rate:

Graduating Year Number Entering Program Number Graduating Program Completion %
2016 14 14 100%
2017 14 12 86%
2-year avg     93%

Job Placement Rate:

The number of graduates employed in radiography within twelve months of graduation, compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in radiography.

Graduating Year Number Seeking Employment Number Who Found Employment Placement Rate
2016 14 14 100%
2017 12 12 100%
2-year avg     100%