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Certificate in Radiography

In concert with the mission and goals of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the Radiography Program is dedicated to the education of students in preparation for entry level clinical practice. Program administration, faculty and staff provide didactic and clinical education opportunities, which adhere to recognized standards, to all eligible students. The Program is committed to graduating students who are prepared to become practicing radiography professionals.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will display proper radiographic positioning skills.
  • Students will demonstrate proper exposure factor selection.
  • Graduates will perform as an entry level technologist.
  • Students will practice radiation safety principles.
  • Students will demonstrate competence in all six required General Patient Care Procedures
  • Students will provide appropriate patient care.
  • Students will troubleshoot in determining the need to modify standard procedures/studies to accommodate patient condition.
  • Students will recognize emergency patient conditions and initiate appropriate treatments.
  • Students will demonstrate proper communication skills with patients in the clinical setting.
  • Students will demonstrate professional behavior in the clinical setting.
  • Graduating students will pass the ARRT registry exam.
  • Graduating students are satisfied with the UNLV RAD program.
  • Students will complete the Program within 4 total years from acceptance.
  • Of graduating students seeking employment, students will be employed within six months of graduation.

Career Possibilities

Careers in the field are found in a variety of settings from small rural centers to large urban hospitals and clinics and even in some foreign countries where shortages in technologists are evident. Radiography is a field of its own with advancements possible with additional education and training.

Graduates can enter the field as staff radiographers and with additional certifications, education and training may move on to advanced scanning, supervisory and administrative positions or into the field of education.

Other opportunities may include positions with suppliers of radiographic equipment, film and diagnostic pharmaceuticals.

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