Radiography (Associate of Applied Science)
The Radiography Program at UAFS College of Health Sciences (CHS) is a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree granted upon completion of the required 77 credit hours. Upon graduation, students are eligible to sit for the national certification examination in Radiologic Technology administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Admission into the Radiography Program is highly selective. Students accepted into the Radiography Program will receive their professional education through class work and clinical practice. While the class work portion of the professional education is conducted on the UAFS campus, clinical education takes place in area hospitals and clinics.
The UAFS Radiography Program is fully accredited by the Joint Review Commission on Education in Radiologic Technology( JRCERT). You may contact JRCERT at 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182. You may also reach them at 312-704-5300 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The program was awarded full accreditation for a period of 8 years in December 2018. The next scheduled review is August 2026.
The Radiography Program at UAFS College of Health Sciences was established to serve the needs of the population and health care industry in the community and surrounding area. The program is committed to providing a high-quality education through didactic courses and clinical experiences in medical radiography, in order to produce competent and registry eligible radiography practitioners with the potential for advancement and leadership, whether the emphasis is education, management, or practice.
Goal 1: Students will use critical thinking skills
- Problem-solving skills will be used to modify standard procedures to accommodate patient conditions and other variables.
- Critique images for diagnostic quality and make appropriate improvements.
Goal 2: Student will demonstrate communication skills
- Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills.
Goal 3: Students will model professionalism.
- Demonstrate professional and ethical behaviors in the clinical practice.
- Participate in personal and professional growth opportunities.
Goal 4: Students will have knowledge and skills required to be clinically competent in all radiographic task necessary for an entry level radiographer.
- Apply positioning skills
- Select proper technical factors for radiographic procedures
- Apply the principles of radiation protection for patients, self, and others.
- Anticipate and provide appropriate patient care, safety, and comfort.
Program Effectiveness Data
Annual program effectiveness data is a condition of continued accreditation by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The data required includes the five-year average credentialing examination pass rate, five-year average job placement rate, and annual program complete rate. Click here to view program effectiveness data.
Radiography Student Association
Membership into the Radiography Student Association (RSA) is limited to students enrolled in the Radiography program. The RSA is recognized as an official club at UAFS. RSA activities include monthly meetings for planning and organizing social functions, fundraising, and community service projects.
Each year the RSA raises funds to help support the annual trip to the Arkansas State Radiologic Technologist Conference in the spring. While there students participate in academic competitions with other radiography programs in Arkansas.
Lambda Nu (Beta Chapter)
Lambda Nu is the national honor society for radiologic and imaging sciences. The purpose of the Lambda Nu honor society is to:
- Provide a mechanism to formally recognize academic achievement
- Establish a nationally recognized society similar to those of other professions that will function on a national level with goals such as funding students to national meetings, providing scholarships for advanced degrees, and offering a forum for student research
The objectives of Lambda Nu are to:
- Foster academic scholarship at the highest academic levels
- Promote research and investigation in the radiologic and imaging sciences
- Recognize exemplary scholarship
To be selected as a candidate for membership into Lambda Nu is a prestigious honor. Only those students meeting the national and chapter eligibility criteria are invited to join.