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Outcomes & Accreditation


The Sanford Health School of Radiography is accredited by the following: Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), www.jrcert.org.

Sanford Health Fargo is accredited by The Joint Commission and is also recognized by the American College of Radiology as a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence. North Dakota State University (NDSU) is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Student Outcomes

The program goals/objectives represent criterion for each of the five student outcomes identified as competencies that the graduate will possess at the completion of the program in radiography. These are clinical competence, professional values, critical thinking, communication and leadership. Graduates are confident, life-long learners, prepared to meet the challenges of a dynamic, evolving profession within a healthcare delivery system, utilizing a scholarly approach to acquire new knowledge that will influence their radiology practice. In its entirety, the curriculum is logically sequenced, unified in concepts, and provides a firm foundation for the graduate.

To uphold our mission, the School of Radiography engages in the following outcomes:

  • The student will be able to produce radiographic images of diagnostic quality 
  • The student will select appropriate technical factors for optimal images 
  • Students will apply ALARA principles to ensure radiation protection for all concerned 
  • Students will be competent in patient communication and interaction in the clinical setting 
  • Students will demonstrate effective critical thinking skills and problem solving to clinical application 
  • Students will apply critical thinking for non-routine/trauma patients for safe, optimal patient care and images 
  • Students will demonstrate professional behaviors necessary for an entry level radiographer 
  • Students will accept responsibility for continuing the process of professional and personal growth

Program effectiveness include:

  • Employer satisfaction with graduates
  • Graduate satisfaction and post one year graduate satisfaction with the program
  • Completion of the program within the 24 months
  • Employment within six months of graduating from the program
  • Successful passing of the national board, the ARRT certification exam

The Sanford Health School of Radiography has a five-year average pass rate of 100% on the first attempt of the national ARRT board exam. The five-year program completion rate and job placement within 6 months of program completion is 100%.

Please access the following links for program effectiveness data:
Program Effectiveness Data
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