School of Radiography

The Mercyhealth Hospital 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.

School Calendar 2019-2021

Mission Statement

Mercyhealth Hospital School of Radiography is dedicated to supplying its students and the communities of interest with a radiography program designed to provide education in the imaging sciences. This will be accomplished through required didactic and clinical experiences that a Level I Trauma Center can provide. The school is further dedicated to graduating radiographers with the knowledge and clinical experiences to succeed in their endeavors, to successfully complete the ARRT exam and to secure employment.

Program Goals

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

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

4. The 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 those images necessary. 

Program Effectiveness Data

Program Completion Rate: 2018 – 87.5%
Eight students began the program. Seven students completed the program.

Program 5-year Completion Rate: 2013 – 2018 – 92.5%
Forty-six students began the program. Thirty-nine completed the program.

Registry Exam Pass Rate: 2018 – 100%
Seven students took the exam. Seven students passed the exam on their first attempt.

Registry Exam 5 -year Pass Rate: 2014 – 2018 – 100%

Job Placement in 2017 – 100%
Eight students were actively seeking employment. Eight students were employed in the radiologic sciences.

Job Placement 5-year: 2013 – 2017– 100%
Forty-four students were actively seeking employment. Forty-four students were employed in the radiologic sciences.

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

How to Apply

For a complete brochure on the School of Radiography.

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 Hospital 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.

Contact Information

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

TerriAnn Ryan, MEd, RT (R, M) CRT (R, F, M)
Program Director
(815) 971-5480

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