St. Mary Plaza
Regional West Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology was founded in 1951. Affiliation agreements were established with University of Nebraska - Kearney in 2004 and Chadron State College in 2006 for students interested in pursuing a baccalaureate degree.
In 1998, the program relocated to St. Mary Plaza. Clinical education for the program is provided through Regional West, Scottsbluff Orthopaedic Associates, Horizons West Medical Group, Box Butte General Hospital in Alliance and Community Hospital in Torrington, Wyoming.
In 1999, the University of Nebraska Medical Center developed a memorandum of understanding with the program to offer a distance education program for graduates who want to pursue a bachelor's degree in CT/MRI, cardiovascular or radiation therapy education while residing in Scottsbluff.
Regional West Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology Mission
Through our education and clinical experience at Regional West Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology, we emphasize the importance of effective communication, providing superior patient care and becoming competent health care professionals.
The hospital-based program is the only radiographer education program in Western Nebraska. Students are taught procedures that enable graduate technologists to perform in a small community hospital or in a large metropolitan medical center. In each instance, the graduate is able to perform at a high level of excellence.
Goal #1-The student, upon graduation, will demonstrate skills necessary to perform as an entry-level technologist.
- The student will comprehend and apply the principles of ALARA for patients and others.
- The student will demonstrate knowledge of anatomy and pathology.
- The student will consistently demonstrate quality patient care skills.
- The student will consistently operate the radiographic equipment to optimize the quality of images produced.
Goal #2-The student, upon graduation, will demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills.
- The student will demonstrate appropriate critical thinking and problem solving skills in modifying patient care because of the patient’s condition.
- The student will demonstrate appropriate critical thinking and problem solving skills in performing radiographic procedures.
Goal #3-The student, upon graduation, will demonstrate effective communication skills.
- The student will use appropriate oral communication with patients, peers and medical staff.
- The student will accurately read and exhibit active listening to understand and comprehend presented information.
Goal #4-The student, upon graduation, will demonstrate attitudes and actions that promote the professional attributes of a radiographer.
- The student will investigate opportunities for professional growth.
- The student will demonstrate appropriate professional and ethical attributes.
- The student will demonstrate professional and community involvement.