Prospective students of McNeese's Radiologic Sciences program should be willing to work with sick and injured patients. Attention to detail and accuracy is imperative. An ability to be versatile, empathetic, congenial and understanding are desirable traits. Since at times the Radiographer works under stress, the ability to cope with a stressful situation is important. Prospective students should also consider the physical and Sensory standards for the program before declaring Radiologic Sciences as a major.
Prospective students should review the admission criteria, student handbook professional phase as well as other sections of this web site.
Physical & Sensory Standards
Clinical and laboratory assignments for the program require certain physical demands which are the technical standards of the program. The purpose of technical standards are to inform prospective students of the physical and sensory demands necessary to perform the minimum tasks of a radiographer.
- Communicate instructions to people in English,
- Read and apply appropriate instructions in charts, notes, and records,
- Reach up to a height of six (6) feet,
- Push a wheelchair or stretcher and ancillary equipment safely from the patient waiting area or patient's room to examination room,
- Move immobile patient on and off of the examination table,
- Maneuver patient while on the examination table,
- Lift ten (10) pounds of weight up and above head,
- Visually monitor patient in low levels of light,
- Respond to patient and audible devices during equipment operations,
- Manipulate equipment and controls with push buttons, knobs, hand and foot switches, and
- Perform all aspects of CPR and Basic Life Support.