Nuclear Medicine Technology Bachelor of Science Program (B.S.)
Nuclear medicine technologists use small amounts of radioactivity to diagnose disease, provide therapy and research new procedures. In the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program at CNHS, students gain a strong foundation in the physical sciences before moving on to learn clinical evaluation and diagnostic testing procedures, focusing on radiation safety and the handling of radioactive materials. An internship and clinical coursework prepares students for the licensing exam and a career in the field. Many students also go on to advanced study in radiation safety, radiation physics, and medicine.
The Nuclear Medicine Technology curriculum includes classes such as chemistry, organic chemistry, physics and human blood cell biology. Upon graduation you will be eligible for state licensure exams and national certification as a nuclear medicine technologist. Students also have the opportunity to participate in an elective internship where they may complete the eligibility criteria for CAT scan (CT) certification by the American Association of Radiologic Technologists.
- Curriculum by Catalogue Year
- 2013-14 curriculum (PDF)
- 2012-13 curriculum (PDF)
- 2011-12 curriculum (PDF)
In your clinical experiences, you will gain the skills and knowledge to perform clinical procedures, to recognize and solve problems, to assume future leadership roles, to carry out research and to educate others. All of the nuclear medicine clinical courses include a practicum which provides an opportunity to use computer-interfaced instrumentation, up-to-date methodologies and state-of-the-art equipment in the hospital setting. You will work one-on-one with a professional technologist learning as you perform current medical imaging procedures.
Hands-on experience and direct patient care in many clinical settings: Most of the courses taught by University faculty have a clinical component, allowing you to apply your academic knowledge to diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Also, you will spend one semester on internship at an off-campus affiliation site. This internship provides the opportunity for you to acquire clinical competency prior to taking national certification and licensure examinations.
- Catholic Medical Center*, Manchester, NH
- Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center*, Lebanon, NH
- Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, VT
- Hartford Hospital*, Hartford, CT
- Maine Medical Center*, Portland, ME
- Massachusetts General Hospital*, Boston, MA
- Pharma Logic, LTD, Williston, VT
*Students are assigned to one of these institutions for their internships.
The Nuclear Medicine Technology Program at the University of Vermont has been re-accredited for the period 2007-2014 by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology, 2000 W. Danforth Rd. STE 130, #203 Edmond, OK, 73003; Phone: (405) 285-0546.
The retention rate reflects the number of students who begin the professional portion of the NMT curriculum, which typically begins in the second year of the four-year program, as the denominator, and the number of graduates from the University with a B.S. degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology within a four-year period as the numerator. Retention information is compiled from departmental records. The licensure pass rate is reported by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT). This information has been reported to the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology.
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Program graduates can acquire certification by sitting for an exam with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board. The Board of Radiologic Technology governs licensure requirements for the state of Vermont. Upon successful completion of one or both of the certification exams you will be eligible for state licensure in Vermont or any other state.
Careers in Nuclear Medicine Technology
The Nuclear Medicine Technology Program prepares students for a range of careers in medical centers, imaging centers, universities involved with clinical research and more. Students also go on to advanced study in medicine and computer technology.
Learn more about career opportunities.
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UVM College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Office of Student Services
002 Rowell Building
106 Carrigan Dr.
Burlington, VT 05405-0068
Phone: (802) 656-3858
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