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Curriculum and Faculty

Mary Lanning Healthcare School of Radiologic Technology uses a combination of synchronous two-way interactive video and face-to-face delivery methods for the didactic education component of the program.

Clinical instruction is provided at various affiliated radiology departments in the Hastings, Grand Island, and Kearney geographical areas under the supervision and instruction of a clinical instructor. The student performs various radiographic procedures while in the clinical setting to develop the skills necessary to become a Registered Radiographer. In addition to performance in diagnostic and specialized radiographic procedures, the student will experience scheduled clinical rotations in Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy, and Computerized Tomography.

During the 24 month program, the student spends approximately 40 hours a week in classroom and clinical settings.

Curriculum includes the following content areas:

  • Introduction to Radiologic Technology, Medical Ethics and Law
  • Medical Terminology
  • Methods of Patient Care 
  • Basic Radiographic Positioning & Procedures
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Radiologic Physics
  • Radiation Protection & Biology
  • Radiographic Pathology
  • Radiographic Quality
  • Imaging I, II
  • Special Radiographic Positioning 
  • Special Procedures
  • Cross-Sectional Anatomy
  • Radiographic Image Evaluation
  • Registry Review
  • Quality Assurance

Upon successful completion of the 24-month program, the graduate is awarded an Associate of Applied Science Degree and is eligible to apply for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination. The Radiologic Technology Program is approved for 60 credit hours toward advanced degrees from:

  • University of Nebraska, Kearney
  • Hastings College
  • Central Community College


Shanon Smith, MD
Medical Director

Cristi Engel, MSRS, ARRT (R) (CV) 
Program Director

Laura Herz, MAEd, ARRT (R)
Clinical Coordinator

Makenzie Shank, BSRS, ARRT (R) (CT)
Clinical Instructor

Erin Fries, BS, ARRT (R) (T) 
Didactic Instructor

Alisha Wright, BS, ARRT (R)
Clinical Instructor - Good Samaritan Hospital, Kearney

Shanda Pouk, ARRT (R)
Clinical Instructor - Phelps Memorial Hospital, Holdrege

Carol Sheets, ARRT (R)
Hastings Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Specialists, Hastings

Julie Riese, ARRT (R) (M)
Clinical Instructor - Kearney Clinic, Kearney

Lyndsey Berry, BS, ARRT (R)
Clinical Instructor - New West Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgery, Kearney

Julie Henry, AS, RT (R)
Clinical Instructor - Internal Medical Associates of Grand Island, Grand Island

Shari Kuzelka, ARRT (R) (CT)
Clinical Instructor - Hastings Imaging Ctr., Hastings

Jeanette Hain, RT (R) (CT)
Clinical Instructor - Lexington Regional Medical Center, Lexington

Kim Taylor, RT (R) (M)
Clinical Instructor - Fillmore County Hospital, Geneva

Jessica Landers, BSRT (R) (CT)
Clinical Instructor - Kearney County Health Services, Minden

Lisa Meseure, RT (R)
Clinical Instructor - Kearney Regional Medical Center, Kearney

Julie DeBoer, AS, RT (R)
Clinical Instructor - Hastings Medical Park Diagnostic Center, Hastings