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Nuclear Medicine Technology, AS (NMT)

Keiser University

This program is available in the following Florida campuses:

Lakeland, Melbourne

* An Associate of Science degree is considered a terminal degree. The decision on course transferability rests with the receiving institution.

Keiser University’s Associate of Science degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology instructs students in the use of radioactive material to visualize diagnose and treat pathology through proper utilization of specialized equipment and techniques.

The program provides entry-level lectures in positron imaging tomography (PET) and computerized axial tomography (CT).  Graduates are eligible to sit for certification examinations given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT-N) and the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB).

NMT Outcomes

Click here to review the following Nuclear Medicine Program Lakeland Campus Outcomes: certification pass rate, student graduation rate and job placement rate.

Nuclear Medicine Technology Video

Program Objectives

The following objectives are designed to meet the University’s mission and objectives:

  • To develop a student’s ability to perform entry-level nuclear medicine technology tasks in a professional, patient-focused manner.
  • To develop students’ ability to think critically and communicate effectively.
  • To assist students in becoming more proficient in compassionate care of patients in a team-focused healthcare environment.
  • To prepare students for jobs in nuclear medicine technology.

Program Goals

The program’s mission is further defined in the following goals:

  • Students will develop verbal and written communication skills to effectively interact within a healthcare setting;
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of ALARA practices and regulatory practices relevant to all aspects of radiation safety in Nuclear Medicine Technology;
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of professional ethical practices and appropriate patient care in a team centered healthcare setting;
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in related math and physics content;
  • Students will demonstrate successful performance in nuclear medicine procedures.

Prerequisites for Major Courses

  • Background check and drug screening when applicable.
  • Successful completion of general education courses with a grade of “C” or better in each course.  Successful completion of the following prerequisite courses: BSC2085C, BSC2086C, PHY2001, MAC2105 and CHEM2045/L.
  • Cumulative grade average of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0.

Program Outline

To receive an Associate of Science degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology, students must earn a total of 93.0 credit hours.
Each course in Nuclear Medicine Technology is a prerequisite for the subsequent course and must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher to proceed successfully through the program.
Program requirements are as follows:

Nuclear Medicine Technology Major Courses (63.0 credit hours)
Nuclear Medicine Seminar 5.0 credit hours
Radiation Safety and Health Physics 5.0 credit hours
Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation 5.0 credit hours
Nuclear Medicine Methodology I 5.0 credit hours
Nuclear Medicine Physics 5.0 credit hours
Nuclear Medicine Methodology II 5.0 credit hours
PET/CT Procedures and Radiopharmacy 5.0 credit hours
Methodology III 5.0 credit hours
Clinical Rotation I 3.0 credit hours
Clinical Rotation II 3.0 credit hours
Clinical Rotation III 3.0 credit hours
Clinical Rotation IV 3.0 credit hours
Clinical Rotation V 3.0 credit hours
Clinical Rotation VI 3.0 credit hours
Capstone 5.0 credit hours

General Education Courses ( 30.0 credit hours )

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Note: Each course in the Nuclear Medicine Technology major is a prerequisite for the subsequent course and therefore must be passed with a minimum “C” grade in order to proceed successfully through the program.

* An Associate of Science Degree is considered a terminal degree and is not transferable.

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