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Associate of Science in Nuclear Medicine Technology

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

Program Description
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 prepares students to attend patients, extract and evaluate data from patient records, perform dose calculations, prepare radiopharmaceuticals, perform in-vivo and in-vitro diagnostic studies and perform related quality control and quality assurance procedures. Courses include radiation safety, storage and disposal of radioactive materials and inventory and control of radiopharmacology. The program provides entry-level lectures in positron imaging tomography (PET). 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).

Program Objectives
The following objectives are designed to meet the College’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

Prerequisite for Major Courses

    Statement of good health signed by student, background check and drug screening when applicable
    Successful completion of general education courses with a grade of “C” or better in each course
    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 90.0 credit hours. Program requirements are as follows.
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.

Nuclear Medicine Technology Major Courses (64.0 credit hours)

Introduction to Nuclear Medicine Technology

5.5 credit hours

Radiation Safety and Health Physics

5.5 credit hours

Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation

5.5 credit hours

Nuclear Medicine Methodology I

5.5 credit hours

Nuclear Medicine Administration

4.0 credit hours

Radiopharmacy and Patient Care

5.5 credit hours

Nuclear Medicine QA/QC

4.0 credit hours

Nuclear Medicine Physics

5.5 credit hours

Nuclear Medicine Methodology II

5.5 credit hours

NMT Clinical Rotation I

3.0 credit hours

NMT Clinical Rotation II

3.0 credit hours

NMT Clinical Rotation III

3.0 credit hours

NMT Clinical Rotation IV

3.0 credit hours

Nuclear Medicine Capstone Course

5.5 credit hours

General Education Courses (26.0 credit hours) (pdf file)
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* An Associate of Science Degree is considered a terminal degree and is not transferable.

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