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School of Radiography

The Mercyhealth School of Radiography is a two-year, full-time program. Accredited by the Joint Review Commission on Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), the program was awarded the longest accreditation status that is given due to the outstanding performance and education that it offers. Eight students are accepted annually in May to begin the program in June.

Mission Statement

Javon Bea Hospital School of Radiography is dedicated to meeting the needs of students and the community it serves. By providing an education for individuals from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds, our program will enable students to acquire a high level of skill and professionalism that is necessary to become effective Registered Radiologic Technologists.

Program Goals

1. Students will be clinically competent.
Learning outcomes:
• Students will demonstrate appropriate positioning skills.
• Students will choose appropriate technical factors.
• Students will employ radiation protection for the patient, themselves, and others.

2. Students will effectively communicate with patients and health care workers
.
Learning outcomes:
• Students will instruct patients correctly using oral communication.
• Students will interpret and relay requisition information in PACS using written communication.

3. Students will display professional judgment and values.
Learning outcomes:
• Students will ensure patient privacy and modesty.
• Students will participate in the community.
• Students will be aware of the value of life-long learning.

4. Students will be able to demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Learning outcomes:
• Students will modify routine procedures for non-routine patients.
• Students will critique images to determine if corrective action is required.
• Under direct supervision, the student will apply corrective action(s) to necessary images.

Accreditation Status 

Mercyhealth’s Javon Bea Hospital School of Radiography is a two-year, full-time program accredited by the Joint Review Commission on Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Our program was awarded the longest accreditation available for the outstanding performance and education we offer. The 8-year accreditation status was awarded in 2019.

Eight students are accepted annually in May and begin the program every June. Applications for the program must be received by March 31 for the program that starts in July yearly.

Program Effectiveness Data

Program Effectiveness Data also available at the website of the school’s accrediting body, The JRCERT, at jrcert.org

How to Apply

An application for admission to the School of Radiography may be downloaded or you may also obtain an application by calling (815) 971-5480 or sending a letter to:

Mercyhealth School of Radiography
2400 N. Rockton Ave.
Rockford, IL 61103

Applications are accepted year round.

Admission to the School of Radiography is conditional upon submitting to and satisfactorily passing a criminal background check, a pre-admission physical examination and screening tests.


School Calendar 2020-2022

School Calendar 2021-2023

Program Booklet


Contact Information

Javon Bea Hospital—Rockton
School of Radiography
2400 N. Rockton Ave.
Rockford, IL 61103

Program Director
Bethany Preiss, BS, RT (R)
bpreiss@mhemail.org
(815) 971-5480

Clinical Coordinator
Katelyn Maples, AS, RT (R)
kmaples@mhemail.org
(815) 971-5465

School of Radiography Locations

Videos

VIDEO: Mercyhealth’s Javon Bea Hospital School of Radiography

VIDEO: Terriann Ryan – Program Director of the School of Radiography