School of Radiography

Program Information

The Radiography cooperative program between JFK Muhlenberg Snyder School of Radiography and Union College offers the advantage of a hospital-based radiography program coupled with college-based academic courses.

The degree earned (Diploma in Radiography and an Associate in Science) enables graduates to transfer credits toward a bachelor's degree or a radiologic technology specialty, if desired. JFK Muhlenberg Snyder Schools has articulated agreements with Thomas Edison State College and Bloomsburg University of PA for study toward a baccalaureate degree programs. For more information about the program, admissions and course requirements, contact the Office of Admissions for JFK Muhlenberg Snyder Schools via 908-668-2471 or email Samanthap.Mundy@hmhn.org.

Clinical competency is an integral component of the program; however, before students work with patients, they must complete a number of simulated laboratory sessions which correspond directly to classroom lessons. Clinical rotations are conducted at JFK University Medical Center in Edison, NJ as well as other hospitals and several satellite facilities in New Jersey.

As of October 19th 2020, the JFK Muhlenberg School of Radiography program fulfills the educational requirements for licensure or certification in the 50th states and territories of these United States. The program also meets the requirements for national certification (ARRT). Please click the link below for a state by state verification of the program’s educational fulfilment for national and state licensure:”

Professional Certification and Licensure Disclosure Statement

For curriculum activities such as specific course attendance policy, administrative information, program progression and academic policies, school life, etc. view our School of Medical Imaging Student Handbook. The Radiography program is one of several medical imaging programs within that handbook.

If you cannot find an answer, please contact the Admission Office by phone: 908-668-2471 or email us at Samanthap.Mundy@hmhn.org. A hardcopy of the School of Medical Imaging Catalog and the School of Medical Imaging Student Handbook are available on request.

Admissions and Curriculum Information

Learn more about the JFK Muhlenberg Snyder School of Radiography and Union College School of Radiography Admission Criteria and Curriculum Information on our detailed admissions page.

In support of the Mission Statement of the School and the Medical Center, the Radiography Program will provide the healthcare community with qualified entry level radiographers and will concentrate our focus on the following Goals and Outcome Assessments:

  • Students will be clinically competent
    • Students will acquire proper positioning skills
    • Students will select appropriate technical factors for radiographic exams
    • Students will practice basic patient care appropriately
  • Students will apply appropriate critical thinking skills
    • Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze consequences associated with the decision making process
    • Students will critique radiographs/images for image quality
  • Students will exercise professional behavior
    • Students will employ professional practices by their actions
    • Students will demonstrate an understanding of ethical behavior decision making
  • Students will be able to communicate effectively
    • Students will demonstrate appropriate communication skills with patients
    • Students will demonstrate competency in written communication

Mission

JFK University Medical Center is committed to excellence in providing quality and compassionate healthcare services to its diverse communities.

Vision

At JFK University Medical Center, we recognize the value of every person and are guided by our commitment to excellence and leadership. We demonstrate this by providing exemplary physical, emotional and spiritual care for each of our patients and their families; by balancing a commitment to caring for those most in need with the provision of highly specialized services to a broader community; and, by fostering a work environment where each person is valued, respected and has an opportunity for personal and professional growth.

Philosophy

The philosophy of JFK Muhlenberg Snyder School of Medical Imaging is derived from, and is in accord with, the central purpose and philosophy of JFK University Medical Center of which it is a part.

The Faculty of JFK Muhlenberg Snyder School of Medical Imaging believe that:

Man* is a complex rational being capable of self-determination. Interacting with his environment, Man uses his intellect to engage in self-care requisites. Subsumed in Man’s freedom of choice is that he is responsible and accountable for his actions. Society is a complex social system created by Man for nurturing, education, protection and welfare. It is the responsibility of the School, its faculty, students and graduates to be aware of the multicultural diversity of the community, to be responsive to its health needs and to strive to interact with members of the community in order to meet these needs to the fullest extent possible.

Health is a dynamic state of well-being encompassing both structural and functional wholeness. It is sustained by self-care activities that are learned and reinforced by values, beliefs and habits. The faculty believes that the pursuit of health is a basic right of all individuals.

Medical Imaging is the use of high-energy modalities (e.g. X-rays, ultrasound, magnetic resonance, tomography) in order to allow visualization of body tissues. It is a very important service in the health care industry today in order to give the highest level of care to the ailing population. It is accomplished by the Doctors and the Technologists who use the evidence based practice with the extensive knowledge of anatomy and pathology that they have acquired in academia. It requires good understanding of the human anatomy and physiology. During the process we make sure they also understand the limitations of the use of the imaging techniques and other modalities when required to help in the diagnosis and treatment since it is key to the management and alleviation of the patient’s symptoms to the patient. All of the imaging modalities are interdependent.

Education for professional Medical Imaging prepares individuals from various types of educational programs to sit for a common licensing examination. The Faculty believes that one means of preparation as a medical imaging professional is through diploma education. Accordingly, the faculty embraces the belief that the graduate of this program is prepared for entry into practice to function as a generalist in organized medical imaging services where the roles are well defined.

Teaching-learning is an interactional, ongoing process in which a person integrates new and previously held knowledge and beliefs to form new insights and ideas. Learning is a self directed activity with the faculty functioning as facilitators of learning creating an environment which promotes self discovery, creativity, problem solving, and beginning critical thinking. As a result of the teaching-learning process, the learner demonstrates growth and/or a change in behavior.

It is the responsibility of the School to provide an environment in which the student can acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to function as a novice practitioner, and it is the responsibility of the School to socialize the student into medical imaging and foster accountability in the individual.

Within the profession of medical Imaging, opportunities must be actively fostered to provide educational opportunities for individuals who wish to change goals and advance from one level of Imaging practice to another.

* the use of the term man, he or she is intended for convenience sake and does not condone sexual discrimination.

Grading System Medical Imaging:

Success Criteria:

A = 90 - 100
B+ = 86 - 89
B = 80 - 85
C+ = 76 - 79
C = 70 - 75
D+ = 66 – 69
D = 60 - 65
F = below 60
I = Incomplete

Please Note: A letter grade of “C+” (76) or better is considered to be a passing grade for the course.

Graduation Requirements Medical Imaging:

All courses required for graduation must be successfully completed before licensing eligibility is certified. It is the sole responsibility of the student to track their course completion to ensure that ALL required courses for the respective program are completed prior to graduation eligibility. Neither the administration, registrar, faculty or staff will accept responsibility for missing courses.

Students are graduated when all course work is satisfactorily completed and financial obligations met. A cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above for all general education and science courses is required for graduation. Students must obtain a 2.5 (C+) or above in all professional courses.

All school property including ID badge, monitoring devices, keys, books and any other borrowed items must be returned to the school as verified via the routing form provided by the programs. All students must pay all financial obligations and complete all course requirements in order to participate in convocation.

Transcripts and diplomas will be held until such time as all of the above obligations have been met. Union College will be notified to also hold all transcripts and degrees until the graduation requirements are completed.

Students in all programs will not be endorsed for National Registry examinations until all courses (Professional and GenEd courses) and clinical requirements are completed and passed with a 76 C+ or better. Updated 08/04/2015, reviewed 7/11/2016.

All graduating JFK Muhlenberg Snyder schools of Medical Imaging students are eligible to participate in the Union College graduation ceremonies. The convocation will be held by JFK Muhlenberg Snyder school. Students must have completed all courses in the program to be eligible to participate in the convocation ceremony. All graduating students are expected to attend. All students must pay all financial obligations. Revised 7/2016

The Clinical Education Assignment:

The program Clinical Coordinator or designee assigns students to specific clinical areas. These assignments provide students with the volume and variety of clinical experiences to progress successfully through the program. The clinical education assignments are equally distributed among enrolled students. The clinical education settings of the program include:

List of Clinical Sites:

Hackensack University Medical Center
30 Prospect Avenue
Hackensack, NJ 07601

The New Jersey Imaging Network – Edison
3830 Park Avenue,
Edison, NJ, 08831

JFK University Medical Center
65 James Street
Edison, NJ 08818

The New Jersey Imaging Network – Union
445 Chestnut Street,
Union, NJ, 07083

St. Barnabas Medical Center
94 Old Short Hills Road
Livingston, NJ 07052

Trinitas Medical Center
225 Williamson Street
Elizabeth NJ 07202

Summit Medical Group
One Diamond Hill Road
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922

VANJ Health Care System
385 Tremont Avenue
East Orange, NJ 07018

Clinical Education Assignment Hours:

The usual clinical education assignment hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Adequate supervision will be provided for all clinical assignments. Total clinical and classroom hours do not exceed 40 hours per week. Assignments on any one-day are not scheduled to exceed 7.5 hours, but no student will be permitted to leave a patient during the course of an examination. The student is required to complete any examination s/he begins, which includes getting images checked for necessary repeats or additional images and seeing that the patient is dismissed from the department.

Fees for clinical will be included each semester in your tuition.

Student Resources

Visit our Student Resources section for quick access to the student portal, forms, campus information and more.

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