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 School of Radiography - General Information

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**Now Offering Associates and Bachelors Degree Completion Options**

Marshfield Clinic School of Radiography offers a challenging and rewarding career opportunity for motivated individuals in the field of Radiologic Technology.

Our School of Radiography is a 22-month, 5-semester program offering the completion of a Certificate in Radiography, which provides its students an opportunity to become eligible for the ARRT national certification exam in Radiography, secure employment as a competent entry-level Radiographer, instill professional values, and encourage lifelong professional growth. In addition to a Certificate in Radiography, we offer completion options for both Associates and Bachelors degrees.

The Marshfield Clinic School of Radiography will provide students with quality didactic and clinical education, and the community with quality and competent professionals of Radiologic Technology, through a curriculum that promotes the current practice, guidelines, and standards. Through over 1100 hours of didactic instruction and 1700 clinical hours in multiple departments of Marshfield Clinic Health System, a multi-specialty, trauma level-two campus, the student will be well prepared for a career as a Radiographer.

The Marshfield Clinic School of Radiography is designed to assist students in becoming excellent Radiography professionals that provide the highest standards of patient care. The combination of didactic and clinical courses promotes development of radiographic competency, communication, problem-solving, and critical-thinking skills that will be invaluable in a future career. We accomplish this by providing opportunities throughout our program in the form of specialty taught courses, a well-balanced and thorough clinical experience, endless support from faculty, and hands-on experience in radiographic procedures.

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Mission Statement

Consistent with the Marshfield Clinic Mission to enrich lives through accessible, affordable compassionate health care, the Mission of the Marshfield Clinic School of Radiography is to prepare students to successfully complete the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) national certification exam in Radiography, and to provide the healthcare community with competent, compassionate, entry-level radiographers.

Goals and Student Outcomes

The mission of the Marshfield Clinic School of Radiography is accomplished through the following Program Goals and associated Student and Program Outcomes:

Goals

1. Students will demonstrate the clinical competency required of an entry-level radiographer.

2. Students will communicate effectively with patients and healthcare teams.

3. Students will demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills.

4. Students will model professional and ethical behavior.

5. The program will provide students with quality didactic and clinical education, and the healthcare community with competent entry level radiographers.

Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes:

1. Students will demonstrate the ability to properly operate imaging equipment.

2. Students will determine proper exposure factors to obtain diagnostic quality radiographs.

3. Students will demonstrate proper positioning skills.

4. Students will demonstrate knowledge of radiation protection principles.

5. Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills.

6. Students will demonstrate written communication skills.

7. Students will provide quality patient care.

8. Students will apply critical thinking skills in the practice of diagnostic radiography.

9. Students will effectively analyze/critique radiographic images for diagnostic quality.

10. Students will demonstrate ethical integrity consistent with the ARRT Code of Ethics.

11. Students will demonstrate professional behavior and values.

Program Outcomes:

1. Graduates of the program will successfully pass the ARRT national certification exam on the 1st attempt

2. Of those pursuing employment, graduates will be gainfully employed within 6 months post-graduation.

3. Students will complete the program within 24 months.

4. Students will be satisfied with their education.

5. Employers will be satisfied with the graduate’s performance.

Accreditation

The Marshfield Clinic School of Radiography is fully accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) in accordance with the Standards for an Accredited Educational Program in Radiologic Sciences (STANDARDS). The JRCERT promotes excellence in education by elevating the quality and safety of patient care through the accreditation of educational programs in radiography, and is the only agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), for the accreditation of traditional and distance delivery educational programs in radiography, radiation therapy, magnetic resonance, and medical dosimetry.

Current Accreditation Award: 8 years                                     Next Scheduled Site Visit: 2026

The Joint Review on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 600606
E-mail: mail@jrcert.org

For more information about the JRCERT, please visit www.jrcert.org.

Certification

Upon successful completion of our program, graduates will be qualified to apply for certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (www.arrt.org). The ARRT investigates, examines, and certifies the competency of graduates. Certification by the ARRT requires that all graduates sit for a National Registry Examination, and successfully pass, to become a “Registered Radiologic Technologist.” Students will also be eligible for Licensed Radiographer certification by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services. (http://dsps.wi.gov).

University Articulations

The Marshfield Clinic School of Radiography has formal articulation agreements in conjunction with the following Universities for the completion of Associates and Bachelors degrees.

  • Carroll University, Waukesha, Wisconsin (Bachelors)
  • Concordia University, Mequon, Wisconsin (Bachelors)
  • Marian University, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin (Bachelors)
  • St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota (Bachelors)
  • St. Joseph's College of Maine, Standish, Maine (Associates, Bachelors)
  • University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse, Lacrosse, Wisconsin (Bachelors)
  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Oshkosh, Wisconsin (Bachelors)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, Wisconsin (Bachelors)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point@Marshfield, Marshfield, Wisconsin (Associates)
  • Wisconsin Lutheran College, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Bachelors)

Articulation agreements do not guarantee student acceptance. All articulation students must meet application and entrance requirements of the Marshfield Clinic School of Radiography, and are subject to the selective admissions process. Affiliate candidates selected for admission will have the opportunity to complete the requirements to finish their undergraduate degree.

Acceptance into Marshfield Clinic School of Radiography does not require attendance through an articulated university. Independent students interested in enrollment can qualify for application by meeting application requirements.