RIO GRANDE — The most recent graduating class of Radiologic Technology students from the University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College has received outstanding marks on their national certification exams.
Each year, all of the graduating students in the radiologic technology program have to take the national board exams in order to receive their certifications. Students in Rio Grande’s program traditionally do very well, and this year was no exception.
The 2012 class of graduates had a 100 percent pass rate, as all of the students passed the exam on their first attempt. The students are now certified in radiography by the American Registry for Radiologic Technologists.
The graduates are: Loretta Bandy, Heather Mahan, Hannah Newsom, Tierany Tobert and Jennifer Tschudy.
The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists is the world’s largest credentialing organization. Dedicated to insuring high quality patient care in medical imaging, intervention procedures and radiation therapy, the organization tests and certifies technologists from around the country.
The certification process is stringent, and it is an important process for the graduating students to go through. Receiving the national certification from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists shows that the graduates meet the high standards of the profession.
Employers, state licensing agencies and federal regulators all look at the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certifications as the national standards for medical imaging, intervention procedures and radiation therapy professionals.
Rio Grande’s Radiologic Technology program is a two-year program that prepares students to work in several areas of the radiologic technology fields. Graduates of the challenging program can also continue their educations in fields such as radiation therapy, MRI, and diagnostic medical sonography.
Over the last few years, the program has produced a large number of graduates who are now working in radiologic technology positions in the region and around the country.
Tracey Boggs, director of the Rio Grande program, is proud of her most recent class of graduates, and is pleased that they did so well on their national certification exams. The students all worked very hard while they were on campus and while they were doing their clinical work, and they will all excel in their careers.