School of Radiologic Technology

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Program Overview

Both Mercy Medical Center and UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's Hospital established schools of radiologic technology in the 1940s. To increase the schools' efficiency and to keep the cost of tuition low, the two hospitals combined their schools into a single program in 1981. Our mission is to provide a high-quality education in the profession of Radiologic Technology using competency based, patient-centered clinical education and comprehensive didactic techniques.

Mercy/St. Luke's is fully accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) (Accreditation Status: 8 Years; Most Recent Site Visit: 10/18; Interim Report Due 2022; Next Site Visit: Fourth Quarter 2026). The JRCERT may be contacted at: 20 N Wacker Dr., Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182; (312) 704-5300 or Program effectiveness data may be found here as well.


All schools of radiologic technology may voluntarily seek programmatic accreditation from the JRCERT. The JRCERT promotes excellence in education and enhances the quality and safety of patient care through the accreditation of educational programs. The JRCERT is the only agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for the accreditation of educational programs in radiography.

Keep reading to learn more about a career in Medical Imaging through Mercy/St. Luke's School of Radiologic Technology.

Program Information

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Goals & Student Learning Outcomes

Clinical Competence

Goal 1: Students will demonstrate clinical competence

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate proper positioning skills
  • Students will demonstrate quality patient-centered care
  • Students will demonstrate radiation protection
  • Students will select appropriate radiographic techniques
Critical Thinking Skills

Goal 2: Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will perform non-routine exams
  • Students will analyze images
  • Students will demonstrate adaptability

Goal 3: Students will demonstrate professionalism

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate professional behavior in the clinical setting
  • Students will understand principles of ethics
  • Students will demonstrate professionalism in all interpersonal communications with hospital and contract employees
Communication Skills

Goal 4: Students will demonstrate effective communication skills

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills

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