Curriculum Plan for Cardiovascular Interventional Clinical Internship

Cardiovascular Interventional Clinical Internship

In cooperation with the University of Iowa Hospitals Radiography Program, Trinity College offers the graduate technologist who has successfully passed the ARRT certification examination the opportunity to complete a Clinical Internship in Cardiovascular Interventional Imaging. This opportunity is available in the fall and spring of each year. This course is designed to enhance the registered radiographer’s skills with the science and practice of cardiovascular imaging. Students apply to the University of Iowa’s Radiography Clinical Internship Program and request to perform the clinical component at Trinity College.

The student will then apply to complete the clinical component through Trinity College. Interns are chosen on a selective process based on previous coursework completion, GPA, and clinical competency. Online didactic coursework is offered by University of Iowa. Clinical coursework is offered and transcripted through Trinity. Students will complete 640 hours of clinical coursework. The student will complete competencies in cardiac, peripheral vascular and interventional procedures as well as sterile technique and image display/post processing. The goal is for the student to be prepared for the clinical competency requirements of the ARRT national certification examination in Cardiovascular Interventional Imaging.

The University of Iowa didactic courses complimenting the clinical component are Vascular Anatomy, Cardiovascular Imaging Principles, ECG & Hemodynamics, Peripheral Procedures and Pathology, Cardiovascular Imaging Neuro & Nonvascular Procedures and Pathology, Cardiovascular Interventional Cardiac Procedures and Pathiology. It is strongly recommended that Vascular Anatomy be completed before beginning the clinical component.

All “675” courses are offered online through the University of Iowa CVI Clinical Internship Program. RT 332 CVI Clinical Internship is completed through Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences. Students must be officially accepted through the U. of Iowa to be eligible for the Clinical Internship. Registration for the University of Iowa courses is completed through U. Iowa system and may be limited. RT 332 will be registered through Trinity College Radiography Program.