News release from the University of Saint Francis:
USF Announces 20-Year Perfect Pass Rate
The University of Saint Francis Radiologic Technology program announces 20-year milestone in exam pass rate, as well as newly refurbished X-ray lab.
(February 25, 2015) â€” Marking the 20th consecutive year that USF students have achieved a 100-percent exam pass rate on the first attempt, all 2014 graduates of the Associate Degree in Radiologic Technology program at the University of Saint Francis passed the national certification exam. The exam is administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), and the Radiologic Technology program is directed by Donna Lyke, associate professor and chair of the Department of Radiologic Technology.
Commenting on Radiologic Technology’s impressive record of student success, Lyke said, “Maybe it’s role modeling, because I have excellent faculty. Part is because we do care so much, and spend so much more time with students than what is allotted in the classroom. It instills professionalism that makes them want to excel.”
Students will also be encouraged to excel by the new X-ray equipment that USF recently installed in the School of Health Sciences Radiography Lab. The refurbished system incorporates state-of-the-art digital X-ray technology into the classroom curriculum. Students will now receive hands-on classroom and lab experience with three generations of technology, including film-screen, computed radiography imaging plates and wireless digital technology, which has become the new standard in healthcare radiographic imaging.
The Radiologic Technology program at USF is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The program’s last JRCERT site visit in 2009 led to its receiving the highest accreditation award of eight years. This award was maintained with an interim report submitted in 2013.
About the University of Saint Francis
The University of Saint Francis is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2015. Founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, USF offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, the university designs focused curriculum for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point, and online. Currently 2,300 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence.