Admission & Application Requirements - Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare

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Admission & Application Requirements

The program is based on a 24-month curriculum beginning the first Tuesday of September, after Labor Day. It is patterned after the Standards for an Accredited Educational Program in Radiologic Sciences adopted by the Joint Review Committee in Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and the Radiography Curriculum by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT).

Application

Interested university students should complete the Radiologic Technology Application form at the institution they are attending. The institution will submit the application, reference letters, transcripts, and other required documentation. University contacts include:

Carroll University
Lucinda Glaser
Phone: 262-524-7435
E-mail: lglaser@carrollu.edu

Concordia University
Marc Wojciechowskil
Phone: 262-243-2171
Email: Marc.Wojciechowski@CUW.edu

Marian University
Teri Durkin
Phone: 920-923-8526
E-mail: tadurkin33@marianuniversity.edu

Mount Mary University
Dr. Colleen Conway
Phone: 414-258-4810 x402
E-mail: conwayc@mtmary.edu

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Jane Wisniewski
Phone: 414-229-2230
E-mail: wisniews@uwm.edu

University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh
Dana Merriman
Phone: 920-424-3076
E-mail: merrimad@uwosh.edu

Community Students who are interested may submit an application as long as they have a previous bachelor or associate degree. Those applicants with a strong math, science and healthcare background are given preference. Required prior coursework must include:

  • Human anatomy and physiology (6-8 credits) 
  • Written or oral communications (3 credits)
  • College mathematics (3 credits)

Persons wishing to apply must submit the following information:

  1. Complete application form.
  2. Transcripts from all colleges.
  3. Personal statement explaining why the interest in becoming a radiologic technologist (500 words).
  4. Total of 3 recommendation letters from instructors and/or employers.
  5. $25.00 application fee.

Application deadline is Feb. 1 of the year of application.

The above information should be sent to:

Diane Wingenter - Program Director
Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph School of Radiologic Technology
Wheaton Franciscan - Brown Deer Campus
9252 N. Green Bay Road
Brown Deer, WI 53209
Phone: 414-527-5149
E-mail: Diane.Wingenter@ascension.org

Program Costs

At this time a $4,000 per year tuition is charged for community students. All students must also meet the following expenses:

  • Uniforms
  • Shoes
  • $1,200 for books and related materials
  • Room and board
  • Transportation

All clinical sites offer free parking and discounted food in the hospital cafeteria. Health insurance and financial aid are not available.

Additional Candidate Requirements

Physical requirements include the ability to lift forty pounds, reach a distance of 72 inches from the floor, see to adjust a television monitor and hear patient alarm system.  In addition, helpful personal characteristics include an above average blend of mental and physical aptitude, along with a scientific approach to problem solving to meet the challenges of the field of radiography.

Application & Admission Process

All applicants who have completed an application and who meet admission requirements by the application deadline of February 1st prior to admission are invited to an informational meeting. Attendance at one informational meeting is a required step in the application process.

The informational meeting agenda includes but is not limited to:

Program overview – student services, financial aid, insurance, drug screen and criminal background checks.

Policies and procedures

Didactic and clinical education

Radiation safety

Registry examination

Post-Graduation: salaries, job opportunities and advancements

Complete written information about all these topics is provided to all who attend the informational meeting.

At the completion of the informational meeting, personal interviews are set up. Following the interview an applicant assessment form is completed.

A point value is awarded to the applicant. Upon completion of all interviews, students are selected on the basis of points. All perspective students receive an email of acceptance or rejection.

When the student accepts a position, they are required to make a $100.00 non-refundable deposit. This deposit goes toward their book fees.

As a condition of enrollment, the hospital requires all students to complete and pass a physical, urine drug screen and a background check. There is no charge for these conditions. The students make arrangements for these conditions through a hospital representative. Positive drug test results will bar otherwise qualified applicants from further enrollment consideration for a six month period of time, meaning after six months, they can re-apply for the following year.

During July prior to enrollment, each student receives an informational letter reaffirming his or her acceptance, the first day of class, school dress requirements and is given the tuition and book fee amounts. Balance of tuition and book fees must be paid prior to the first day of class. Payment time tables are also outlined in this letter. For community students and those requiring to pay an additional lab fee, a monthly payment plan can be set up.

Qualified applicants will receive equal consideration regardless of race, color, creed, sex, marital status, arrest or conviction record, national origin, ancestry, handicap, age or status as a disabled veteran of the Vietnam era, as provided by law.

Upon successful completion, the graduate is awarded a certificate which qualifies him/her to complete the computer-based examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The title of Registered Technologist – Radiography R.T. (R) is bestowed upon those who pass this examination.

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