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Saint Peter’s University Signs Articulation Agreement with Christ Hospital

Jersey City, N.J. – Saint Peter’s University and Christ Hospital, a modern, state-of-the-art care facility in Jersey City, N.J., signed an articulation agreement on September 13, which combines coursework at Saint Peter’s University and the Christ Hospital School of Radiography. Through this program, students will attend Saint Peter’s University for one year and then complete two years of study at the Christ Hospital School of Radiography. Upon the successful completion of three years of study, students will earn their associate degree in health science from Saint Peter’s and will receive a certificate of Study of Radiologic Technology from the Christ Hospital School of Radiography and be eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) exam.

Employers, state licensing agencies and federal regulators use the ARRT credential as an indication that the recipient has met the national standard for medical imaging, interventional procedures and radiation therapy. The job market is strong for radiographers who enjoy a range of opportunities in hospitals, rehabilitation centers and outpatient diagnostic facilities. Christ Hospital School of Radiography is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology and approved by New Jersey Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners.

“We have a long history with Christ Hospital and our relationship has been very fruitful,” said Eugene J. Cornacchia, Ph.D., president of Saint Peter’s University. “This is a great creative collaboration and research shows that creativity is needed to allow continued access to higher education in these challenging times that we all face. Saint Peter’s University is on the forefront of new ideas and programs that will enable people to continue their education.”

“As a graduate of Saint Peter’s University, I am very impressed with how the school has grown and I am looking forward to working with Saint Peter’s and the students who will be enrolled in this program,” said Suzanne Novy, M.S., R.T., program director for the School of Radiography at Christ Hospital. “Students will learn the entry skills of diagnostic imaging in order to help serve the health care needs of patients and the combination of coursework with Saint Peter’s will open up enormous opportunities for these students to go on to become a radiation physicist, sales, teaching and more.”  

The articulation agreement was signed by representatives of Saint Peter’s University, including Dr. Cornacchia, Marylou Yam, Ph.D., R.N., provost and vice president of academic affairs, and Velda Goldberg, Ph.D., dean of the College of Arts and Sciences/School of Business Administration. Peter A. Kelly, president and chief executive officer at Christ Hospital, and Novy also signed the agreement.

“As a registered nurse, I was able to observe firsthand the critical contribution that radiographers play on the healthcare team particularly with regard to the accuracy of diagnoses,” said Dr. Yam. “This program is consistent with the mission of Saint Peter’s to prepare women and men for leadership roles in serving others and utilizing technological advances for the betterment of society.”

For more information about enrollment, course schedule and program guidelines contact Christina Poli, M.S., at (201) 761-6439 or cpoli@saintpeters.edu.

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Saint Peter’s University, inspired by its Jesuit, Catholic identity, commitment to individual attention and grounding in the liberal arts, educates a diverse community of learners in undergraduate, graduate and professional programs to excel intellectually, lead ethically, serve compassionately and promote justice in our ever-changing urban and global environment.

About Christ Hospital, Serving Jersey City and the surrounding communities for nearly 140 years, Christ Hospital is committed to being Hudson County’s premier community hospital by continually adding state-of-the-art equipment and new programs to provide its patients with the highest level of quality and   compassionate care. Christ Hospital is the only facility in Hudson County to offer IMRT therapy     for the treatment of cancer, and its award-winning maternity unit offers five-star care and amenities with state-of-the-art technology. In addition to medical/surgical care, specialty areas include: neurological and spinal surgery; critical care; pediatrics; oncology; obstetrics; psychiatry; cardiology; physical, occupational and speech therapy; counseling and resource center; radiation oncology; emergency medicine; same-day-surgery; nutrition counseling; and a sleep center. For more information, please call 201.795.8200 or visit www.christhospital.org.

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Angeline Boyer
(201) 761-6238
aboyer1@saintpeters.edu