JFK Muhlenberg Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder Schools of Nursing and Medical Imaging
By virtue of an agreement between Union County College and JFK Muhlenberg Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder Schools of Nursing and Medical Imaging, Plainfield, NJ., sponsored by JFK, Edison, NJ. Union County College confers a degree of Associate in Science upon graduates of the Hospital-sponsored school who have fulfilled the requirements for the degree specified by the College.
Students in the program earn college credits in English, mathematics, biology, physics, psychology, computer systems and a humanities elective in classes and laboratories conducted at Union County College. Radiography courses are the primary responsibility of the program.
Students do not need to complete the general education courses in order to apply to the Radiography program.
The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners accredit JFK Muhlenberg Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder School of Radiography.
Students are enrolled in the School of Radiography and are matriculated by Union County College. They are eligible To participate in all student activities at Union County College and have the same rights and privileges as all other college students.
Admission to the Radiography Program
Admission is selective and competitive. Individuals must apply during the Open Admissions dates. Interested individuals should visit the Schools’ website www.jfkmuhlenbergschools.org for information about the Schools and required policies and procedures.
Application for admission consideration for the Radiography Program requires the following:
- Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher in relevant courses.
- TEAS Entrance Exam scores of 58% or higher in Math and Reading.
- General education courses not need to be taken prior to applying to the JFK Muhlenberg Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder Schools of Nursing and Medical Imaging. However, successful completion of some general education courses are required prior to starting the professional Radiography course in the Fall semester.
- One may transfer up to 36 comparable credits (40 for those with a bachelor’s degree), into the program, no grade lower than C is considered for transfer.
- Transfer of Anatomy and Physiology I and II is dependent on the time of completion of these courses. They are only transferable if they were taken <5 years prior to admission to the program.
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:
- Successfully complete the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Board Examination in Radiography;
- Exhibit the appropriate skills and competency of an entry level Radiographer including:
- Competency in performing routine and nonroutine (trauma) examinations in Radiography
- Practicing appropriate basic patient care
- Utilizing proper radiation protection for their patients, themselves, peers and others
- Demonstration of proper and effective communication skills while speaking and writing
- Practice appropriate professional ethics of a Radiographer;
- Demonstrate appropriate problem solving and critical thinking skills necessary to be a proficient healthcare provider;
- Understand the benefits of additional personal and professional growth and lifelong learning skills necessary for the changing field of Radiography.