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Clinical Obligations

In addition to tuition, students are responsible for transportation to the various clinical sites, purchase of professional liability insurance, books and uniforms. Any student seeking financial aid should contact the Financial Aid Office.

Students may be required to have a criminal background check and/or drug screening done in order to enter the health care facilities for radiography clinicals. Students are responsible for the cost. Based on the results, the facility has the right to deny students admission to their facility.

Technical Standards

Radiography involves the provision of direct care for individuals and is characterized by the application of verified knowledge in the skillful performance of radiological technical functions. Therefore, all applicants should posses:

  1. Sufficient visual acuity is needed in the accurate preparation and administration of contrast media and for the observation necessary for patient assessment and nursing care;
  2. Sufficient auditory perception to receive verbal communication from patients and members of the healthcare team and to assess health needs of people through the use of monitoring devices such as cardiac monitors, stethoscopes, intravenous infusion pumps, fire alarms, etc.;
  3. Sufficient gross and fine motor coordination to respond promptly and to implement the skills, including the manipulation of equipment, positioning and lifting patients required in meeting health needs related to radiologic technology;
  4. Sufficient communication skills (speech, reading, writing) to interact with individuals and to communicate their needs promptly and effectively, as may be necessary in the patient's/client's interest; and
  5. Sufficient intellectual and emotional functions to plan and implement care for individuals.