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The School of Allied Health at Northwestern State University of Louisiana is dedicated to providing high quality undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare individuals for a variety of professional healthcare roles and to be conscientious, contributing members of their profession and society.

Undergraduate Studies In Allied Health

The BSRS program offers students an opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to become radiologic technologists. Radiologic Sciences is a healthcare profession combining state-of-the-art technology and imaging techniques with human compassion to provide a rewarding career. Through the use of ionizing radiation, radiologic technologists produce diagnostic images used for the diagnosis and treatment of disease and injury. As professionals, radiographers are required to observe the ethical and professional standards expected of all persons involved in caring for patients in health care settings.

What are some career fields available to me if I major in Radiologic Technology?

  • Bone densitometry
  • Cardiovascular-interventional radiography
  • Computed tomography
  • General radiography
  • Mammography
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Medical equipment sales
  • Quality Managment
  • Radiology Information Systems
  • Surgery

With additional education you could practice in:

  • Education
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Medical Dosimetry
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Sonography
  • Management

Accreditation
Radiologic Sciences Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182, phone number 312-704-5300, mail@jrcert.org, http://www.jrcert.org.

BSRS Related Documents
The RT to BSRS program provides an individualized plan of education to assist technologists, who are ARRT registered in Radiography, in gaining the skills necessary to meet their future career goals. This program was designed for technologists who are interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences degree. The technologist may earn credit without enrollment in 44 hours of radiologic sciences courses. Northwestern State University offers an individualized plan for learning to assist radiologic technologists registered in radiography who are pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in radiologic science. The length of the program will be based on the amount of prior academic coursework completed. Our mission is to provide students with the education to promote success, professionalism, and opportunity in the radiologic sciences.

RT to BSRS Related Documents
The NSU School of Allied Health offers a pathway for associate degree allied health professionals to obtain a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Allied Health (BASAH).  This is a completion degree that consists of 60 credit hours of coursework for the student to complete at NSU.  The BASAH will allow student to transfer general education and up to 30 hours of clinical coursework credits from their associate degree program to meet the requirements of the BASAH program.  The program is offered 100% online, making it accessible and convenient.

Program Requirements

  • Completion of an accredited associate degree program in an allied health discipline
  • Proof of licensure, registration, or certification to practice in an allied health discipline

What are some career fields available to me if I complete the Bachelor of Applied Science in Allied Health?

  • Quality Improvement
  • Healthcare educator
  • Management positions in health care
  • Clinical instructor
  • Professional development coordinator
  • Informatics
  • Medical sales
  • Supervisory positions in healthcare
  • Medical equipment sales
BASAH Related Documents

Post-Baccalaureate Studies in Allied Health

The post-baccalaureate certificate program in Invasive Cardiovascular Technology, will provide baccalaureate prepared students with specialized cardiovascular technology education. Upon completion of the program, students will have the theoretical cardiovascular knowledge necessary to obtain advanced certification in invasive cardiovascular technology.

ICV Related Documents
The post-baccalaureate certificate program in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) program is specifically designed for registered radiologic technologists who desire to obtain certification in MRI under the new American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) post-primary pathway requirements. The post-baccalaureate certificate program will:

  • Provide students the knowledge and skill needed to safely obtain MRI images;
  • Promote the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills needed to perform MRI imaging;
  • Provide instruction in MRI imaging procedures, sequencing parameters, physical principles of image formation, & data acquisition and processing;
  • Promote patient safety MR imaging; and
  • Prepare graduates to pass the MRI national certification exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
MRI Related Documents

Graduate Studies In Allied Health

The Master of Science in Radiologic Sciences Program at Northwestern State University provides a specialized program of study that will prepare baccalaureate radiologic sciences professionals to become leaders in the radiologic sciences. The MSRS program offers two concentrations in the areas of radiologic sciences education and administration. The program allows radiologic sciences professionals to earn a graduate degree in their discipline and to develop skills that will assist with career advancement within radiologic sciences education and administration.

MSRS Related Documents
Laura Aaron PhD, RT(R)(M)(QM)
Professor
318-677-3020
Allied Health Programs – Northwestern State University

Eloise Chambers
Administrative Assistant for Allied Health
Shreveport campus office 202 | 318-677-3020.

Kari Cook MSRS, RT(R)
Associate Professor
Alexandria campus office 212 | 318-769-7859

Tammy Curtis PhD, RT(R), (CT) (CHES)
Graduate Coordinator; Professor
Shreveport campus office 203 | 318-677-3067

Kendall DeLacerda MSRS, RT (R)
Co-Clinical Coordinator: Assistant Professor
Alexandria campus office 213 | 318-769-7858

Becky Farmer MSRS, RT(R), (M)
Associate Professor
Shreveport campus office 207 | 318-677-3066

Kelli Haynes EdD, RT(R)
Program Director, BSRS: Associate Professor
Shreveport campus office 209 | 318-677-3071

Joel Hicks EdD, RT(R)
Director of School of Allied Health: Associate Professor
Shreveport campus office 403 | 318-677-3072

Cindy McGuire MSRS, RT(R)(M)
Assistant Professor
Alexandria campus office 207 | 318-769-7561

Jennifer Michael EdD, RT(R)
Co-clinical Coordinator: Assistant Professor
Shreveport campus office 201 | 318-677-3095

Ben Wood Ed.D., RT(R)
Co-Clinical Coordinator: Associate Professor
Shreveport campus office 227 | 318-677-3080

Northwestern State University and the following Universities have agreed to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding for articulations with associate degree programs. The articulations will allow students to complete their Associate Degree and transfer their credit hours to Northwestern State University in partial fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor’s of Applied Science in Allied Health.
NSU Admissions is the department on campus that schedules tours of the campus, online admissions, and answers general questions about applying to Northwestern State University.
The Office of Admissions has prepared an outline for detailed instructions on How to Apply.

Follow the “Online Admissions” link at NSU Admissions to establish your admissions account.  You can create your account, apply to NSU, and review your activity as it relates to your admission.

This account is only for admission, and once you are accepted, does not apply to registration, financial aid, or other on-campus activities.

The Office of the Registrar has prepared a website for Tuition and Fees featuring a Cost of Attendance Calculator.

The
NSU Financial Aid Office
web site answers many questions about the financial aid process, what types of financial aid are available, and how to apply for financial aid.
The University Registrar list all courses in the University Catalog, under “University Catalogs”.
A list of current textbooks in use is located on our Current Students page. You may also find your course syllabus by going to eNSU’s Course Offerings, clicking on the semester, and then ‘Details’.
Books are available at the NSU Bookstore
Resources for using Moodle, NSU’s Online Learning Management System are located at the Student Help Desk, and through eNSU.
Students who complete a baccalaureate degree may wish to continue their education.  If you are interested in a Graduate Degree, please visit the NSU Graduate School  website.  This website contains information on the application process, course checklists, course descriptions, and requirements for graduate studies.