Radiography

Community Service/Previous Healthcare Experience Form

Students  participated with the  in MDOT adopted Highway clean-up. NMU Radiography Program has adopted a 2 mile stretch of Co Rd 553. Our Program has completed this project for the past 9 years. 

Health Occupations (4 points)

Work experience with direct patient care > 1000 hours of experience

Proof of Work Experience:  (Note all information below must be included in the letter to receive points)

Letter from current/former employee verifying employment.  The letter must be on organizational letterhead with an original signature and must include applicant’s name, start date and end date (if applicable), employee status (full-time/part-time), number of hours worked per week (or total hours from/to date), job title, and examples of duties including type of patient interaction.  Experience must be within the last 7 years.

Previous Patient Care Experience (2 points)

CNA, CMA, PCT, PCA, EMT

Proof of patient care Experience:  (Note all information below must be included in the letter to receive points) 

Requires certificate of completion indicating a formal training program and clinical experience but not necessarily a licensure or certification.  (Ex. Certified Nurse Aide (CNA), Home Health Aide (HHA), Medical Assistant (CMA), Medication Aide, Patient Care Technician (PCT), or Patient Care Assistant (PCA), EMT or Paramedic, Phlebotomist, Psychiatric Technician, or Completion of at least 1 semester of a Vocational Nursing or Registered Nursing program with a grade of at least “C” in all courses.  Must provide proof of certificate of completion. Experience must be within the last 7 years.

Work/Volunteer experience (1 point)

Credit for working while attending college (not health care related area)

Minimum – work 16 hrs/wk with 6 credit hours

 

(Note ALL information must be included in the letter to receive the points)

If you have maintained employment or volunteered at least 16 hours per week while attending college taking at least 6 credit hours, you may be eligible to receive additional points on the application.  The letter from current/former employee verifying employment or volunteerism must be on  organizational letterhead with an original signature and must include applicant’s name, start date and end date (if applicable), employee status (full-time/part-time), number of hours worked per week (or total hours from/to date), job title, and examples of duties including type of patient interaction.  If self-employed, a notarized letter will be accepted.  Experience must be within the last 7 years.

Observation hours in Diagnostic Imaging (1-3 points)

>100 hours    3 points

81-99 hours  2.5 points

60-80 hours  2 points

41-59 hours  1.5 points

30-40 hours  1 point

Observation:  Must include a letter from the institution or school detailing the # of hours completed, supervisor signature, and one page summary of activities.  Observation must be in a hospital Diagnostic Imaging Department for full credit.  You must have a minimum of 30 hours for points. Experience must be within the last 7 years.

Observation hours in Health Care Facility Non-Diagnostic Imaging (1-2 points)

Ex. HOSA or other school program

> 40 Hours     2 points

20-39 Hours  1 point

Observation:  Must include a letter from the institution detailing the # of hours completed, supervisor signature, and one page summary of activities.  Observation must be in a Health Care facility for full credit.  You must have a minimum of 20 hours for points.  (Ex HOSA) Experience must be within the last 7 years.

Volunteer in health care (0.5 – 1.5 points)

Direct patient care contact with > 40 hrs = 1.5 points

Indirect patient care contact > 40 hrs = 0.5 points

Volunteer:  Submit a letter on the institution or organization’s letterhead verifying volunteer service.  The letter must include original signature and applicant’s name, start date and number of hours volunteered and examples of duties including type of patient interaction. Experience must be within the last 7 years.

Community service or /Service Learning or Other volunteer activity  (1 point)

>24 hours experience

Community Service: Documentation (letter of certificate) of participation in a community service to benefit a health care related organization or other service learning/volunteer activity.  (Ex. American Heart Association, Hospice, Health Fairs, nursing home, YMCA,UPAWS, church activities) Experience must be within the last 7 years.

RT Program – Clinical Experience (1-3 points)

Minimum 200 documented hours

RT Program – Courses

Intro Courses or Program courses will be evaluated by the Program Director for additional points on application – must have completed at least 8 credit hours with a B or better.

  Previous Radiologic Technology Program Experience.  For applicants previously admitted in the NMU or other RT program, applicant must submit a self-evaluation letter describing reasons for leaving the program, and what steps have been taken to ensure success if applicant is admitted to the NMU RT program.  The Program Director must verify the number of clinical hours completed by providing a letter documenting attendance in program, number of clinical hours completed, and reasons for leaving the program early.  Only students in Good Standing will be given additional points.  Per the ARRT Code of Ethics, students who have been dismissed from a program due to Ethics violations such as patient safety/radiation safety, many not be eligible to be admitted into another program.  Background and/or ARRT clearance may be required.  For Rad Tech Course evaluation, a copy of transcripts from the institution must be included with the application for credit.*Applicant still must complete 16 credit hours at NMU.