Admission to Morehead State University (see MSU admission requirements).
The Computed Tomorgraphy/Magnetic Resonance Program has a selective admission policy that is separate, in addition to, the University admission process. Admission to Morehead State University does not guarantee admission to the CT/MR program. The number of available clinical education placements limits enrollment.
A. Unconditional acceptance to Morehead State University through the Office of Admissions. See link above.
B. Completion of the following courses with a minimum grade of “C”. (Some courses can be transferred from other institutions.)
BIOL 234* – Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology I - 3
BIOL 235* – Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology II - 3
CIS 101 – Computer Literacy - 3
COMS 108 – Fundamentals of Speech Communication - 3
ENG 100 – Writing I - 3
ENG 200 – Writing II - 3
MATH 152 – College Algebra - 3
IMS/NURS 202 – Medical Terminology - 2
HUM I & HUM II – Humanities Distribution Requirement - 6
NSC I & NSC II – Natural Sciences Distribution Requirement - 6
SBS I & SBS II – Social/Behavioral Distribution Requirement - 6
FYS 101 - First Year Seminar - 3
Total General Education & Support Courses - 44 Credit Hours
*If BIOL 244 & 244A and 245 & 245A are taken it will increase total degree hours by 2.
Note: If student did not take a FYS 101 course they must take an additional 3 hours in SBS.
C. More than two failures of pre-radiologic science courses within two complete academic years will result in ineligibility for admission. This includes failure of more than two courses or failures of the same course more than twice. Students with course failure(s) prior to two complete academic years will be considered for admission if the student has demonstrated satisfactory academic progress (“C” or above in required courses) since the course failure(s)
D. A grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher for all required college work.
E. Graduate of the Associate Degree Radiologic Science Program at MSU or other radiography program accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. Considerations for non-JRCERT program graduates will be considered on an individual or program basis. Graduates of an approved program may receive an equivalent block credit to satisfy the radiography component.
F. Registered and in good standing with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists in Radiography. Applicants who are not registered must obtain certification prior to the beginning of the fall semester.
G. Meet health and physical capability requirements established by the Department of Imaging Sciences.
H. Possess current certification in Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers (CPR) by the American Heart Association.
Applications will be accepted beginning in January and must be received by the 1st Monday in April.
A. Submit a complete application packet with the following required materials:
1. Imaging Sciences Admission Application, designating the Computed Tomography/Magnetic Resonance Program or Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program. Applicants applying to both programs must rank the programs into a first and second choice. Entrance will not be granted to both programs. Failure to rank your choices (if applying to both programs) will make your application invalid.
2. Official transcripts documenting all courses required for admission. Students currently enrolled are required to submit spring mid-term grades for consideration. Students attending institutions that do not provide mid-term grades must submit a letter from the radiography program coordinator or individual faculty in general education courses stating the student’s letter grade at the current time for each course. All letters must be submitted on official institutional letterhead. Students must complete required courses with a “C” or better and maintain a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
3. Copy of course description(s) if course equivalencies are not listed on the transfer credit webpage located at http://www.moreheadstate.edu/registrar/index.aspx?id=3942.
4. Copy of the current American Registry of Radiologic Technologists registration card for radiography. Applicants who are not registered must obtain certification prior to the beginning of the fall semester.
5. Copy of the current American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (Computed Tomography and/or Magnetic Resonance) registration card (if applicable).
6. Copy of the current American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) registration card (if applicable).
B. Mail all application materials to:
Morehead State University
Department of Imaging Sciences
316 W. 2nd. St., Suite 210D
Morehead, Kentucky 40351
Conditions for Enrollment
A. Maintain established health and physical capabilities: (also may be required for retention at the discretion of the faculty). After admission into the program, the Department of Imaging Sciences will provide a health form to be completed by a licensed physician, physician’s assistant, or nurse practitioner.
1. Vision capabilities:
a. Normal or corrected refraction within the range of 20/20 to 20/60
b. Able to distinguish color shade changes
2. Auditory capabilities:
a. Possess normal or corrected hearing ability within 0 to 45-decibel range
3. Tactile capabilities:
a. Possess in at least one hand the ability to perceive temperature change and pulsation and to differentiate between various textures and structures
b. Recognize an object by touching and handling
4. Language capabilities:
a. Possess the ability to verbally communicate
5. Minimal motor capabilities:
a. Grasp securely with two functional upper limbs
b. Push and/or pull moveable objects weighing 100-150 lbs
c. Lift at least 25 lbs. without assistance
d. Stand for long periods of time
e. Walk without assistance of canes, crutches, walkers, and/or humans
f. Reach above shoulders and below waist
g. Twist, bend, stoop/squat, and move quickly
6. Mental health:
a. Possess the ability to adapt to the environment, function in everyday activities, and cope with stressors
7. Freedom from transmittable disease as documented by:
a. Negative PPD and/or chest x-ray within immediate past 12 months
b. Rubella and rubeola antibody test (titer values that indicate immunity) documentation of MMR ( Rubella, Rubeola and Mumps) vaccine
c. Hepatitis B Vaccine series
d. Varicella zoster live-virus vaccine or reliable history of varicella (chicken pox) or serologic evidence of immunity
e. Immunization as recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the U.S. Public Health Service and the Committee on Infectious Disease of the American Academy of Pediatrics
B. Maintain current certification in Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provides (CPR) by the American Heart Association.
C. Clinical education is a mandatory component of the programs. Due to accreditation requirements of the clinical education centers, students are likely to be required to obtain a criminal background check and/or undergo drug testing prior to acceptance to the clinical assignment. The student is responsible for the incurred cost. Any student who fails acceptance to the clinical assignment will be unable to complete the program.
D. Completion of the MR Safety Screening Form.
Note: The MR system has a very strong magnetic field that may be hazardous to individuals entering the MR environment if they have certain metallic, electronic, magnetic, or mechanical implants, devices, or objects. To perform/assist with MR procedures on patients, students must initially undergo the same screening procedures as patients in order to enter the scan room. If any of the above is applicable, contact ACC at 606-783-2624.
MAGNETIC RESONANCE SAFETY
The establishment of thorough and effective screening procedures for patients and other individuals is one of the most critical components of a program that guards the safety of all those preparing to undergo magnetic resonance (MR) procedures or to enter the MR environment. An important aspect of protecting patients and individuals from MR system-related accidents and injuries involves an understanding of the risks associated with the various implants, devices, accessories, and other objects that may cause problems in this setting. This requires constant attention and diligence to obtain information and documentation about these objects in order to provide the safest MR setting possible. (www.mrisafety.com/screening_form.asp)
The program faculty at Morehead State University want to provide the students and patients with a safe clinical environment, therefore the program requires students to complete the MR Safety Screening Form prior to acceptance into the program. This form must be completed by a qualified practitioner. Any questions or concerns may be addressed by contacting Brandon Hughes, Academic Counseling Coordinator, at 606-783-2624.
Fees and Expenses
Fees and expenses specific to the program are in addition to those required by MSU. These are subject to change without notification. The students are responsible for the purchase of:
1. white uniforms,
2. white hose (if applicable),
3. white clinical shoes,
4. white lab coat,
5. malpractice insurance,
6. laboratory fees,
7. all housing and transportation expenses incurred during clinical internship assignments.
As required, students are also responsible for all fees for:
1. criminal background checks,
2. drug testing,
3. certification examinations, and
4. all applicable course fees.