Rad Tech, Nursing Application Deadlines Nearing
For students considering a career in healthcare, two fields to consider include nursing and radiology technology. Each career option can begin on a Kent State Columbiana County campus, and it can begin soon. Applications to the associate degree in nursing program (offered at the East Liverpool Campus) and the radiology technology program (offered at the Salem Campus) are each due on Feb. 1, 2018.
Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Nursing makes a great impact on the physical and emotional well-being of people in all stages of life. Registered nurses provide care to patients to attain, restore and maintain health. The ADN program is designed to prepare a student to become a registered nurse who provides and manages care for patients across the lifespan – from prenatal to pediatrics to geriatric care.
An associate degree of applied science in nursing – along with a successful state licensure – can provide strong employment possibilities in healthcare. Graduates also have a smooth articulation into the Bachelor of Science nursing degree program. All of the credits earned in the ADN program can be applied toward a bachelor’s degree.
Admission to this program is selective and anyone interested should meet with the program director to discuss requirements. For an appointment, call the nursing office on the East Liverpool Campus at 330-382-7510.
To apply to the ADN program at Kent State East Liverpool, go to https://www.kent.edu/columbiana/associate-degree-nursing and click on the box labeled “Apply to the Nursing Program.”
* Note: The deadline to apply to the ADN Nursing Program has been extended.
Associate Degree in Radiology Technology (Rad Tech)
This is an associate degree program that teaches students how to perform medical imaging procedures, a branch of healthcare that uses x-rays and other energy forms to aid in diagnosing and treating medical conditions.
Through a blend of classroom education on campus and clinical training in hospitals, students learn how to operate radiographic equipment, position patients, imaging procedures, radiation safety and methods of patient care.
This program requires 71 semester hours of coursework and prepares students to take the certification exam to become registered radiologic technologists. Program graduates can gain additional education in other areas of medical imaging to become multi-skilled practitioners and transition into the Bachelor of Science degree for radiologic and imaging sciences technology degree in computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), diagnostic medical sonography (DMS) and radiation therapy (RTH).
To learn more about this program visit https://www.kent.edu/columbiana/associate-applied-science-radiologic-technology.
The deadline to apply is Feb. 1, 2018.