Nuclear Medicine Technology Program
If you have a keen interest in the health sciences and computer technology and are looking for a people-oriented career, consider Nuclear Medicine Technology.
Nuclear medicine technologists work closely with the imaging physician to diagnose
and treat disease. The field combines chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer technology,
and medicine in diagnostic imaging using small amounts of radioactivity. Athough many
diagnostic imaging techniques are available, nuclear medicine uniquely provides information
about both the structure and function of virtually every major organ system within
the body. This ability to characterize physiology separates nuclear medicine from
other imaging modalities, such as X-ray and MRI. Nuclear Medicine procedures are
safe, involve little or no patient discomfort, and do not require anesthesia.
The Department of Medical Laboratory, Imaging, and Radiologic Sciences offers two pathways into the Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences degree program with a major in Nuclear Medicine Technology.
Pathway 1: Junior Transfer
College students with no previous health care credentials may transfer 60 semester hours of liberal arts courses.
Pathway 2: Degree Completion Program
Credentialed Nuclear Medicine Technologists may obtain advanced professional studies culminating in a BSRS degree
The Bachelor of Radiologic Sciences Program with Concentration in Nuclear Medicine Technology professional sequence is five semesters and is designed to prepare graduates to sit for the national credentialing examinations that will qualify individuals to work in the profession. This four-year BSRS degree requires candidates to complete their freshman and sophomore prerequisite coursework at an accredited institution of their choice, or to fulfill this requirement by entering as a freshman in the Pre-Nuclear Medicine Technology program at Georgia Regents University. Upon completion of this coursework, applicants with a minimum of a 2.3 math and science GPA and a 2.5 overall GPA may be called to interview. The program begins in the fall of each year and offers a wide variety of flexible instructional opportunities to complete the degree. Students may come to the GRU Health Sciences Campus in Augusta for a traditional classroom-based education, or complete their NMT program in any one of several distance locations through online education. The GRU NMT program has distance clinical affiliates throughout Georgia, including the Atlanta metro, Columbus, Athens, and Gainesville. Graduates have a high pass rate on national credentialing exams, and a high employment rate. Entry level salaries start around $55,000 for full time employment.
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The Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences with Concentration in Nuclear Medicine Technology Degree Completion or Bridge Program allows individuals who are already credentialed as Nuclear Medicine Technologists to complete a baccalaureate degree in a flexible online format within their own clinical setting or within a GRU clinical affiliate. These candidates will receive 30 hours of college credit for their documented ARRT(N) or CNMT credential and, with completion of required pre-requisite coursework, will complete their BSRS degree at GRU in three semesters. The curriculum is current and relevant to an advancing career in the health care field. Advanced coursework includes but is not limited to emerging technologies including PET and CT, health care management, and evidence-based practice.
Applicants must have a minimum 2.3 Math and Science GPA and a 2.5 overall GPA to be considered. Degree completion students may complete their clinical requirement at their place of employment as long as they have access to PET/CT service or, if in Georgia, may take advantage of GRU clinical affiliates in the Atlanta metro, Columbus, Athens, and Gainesville.
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The program begins in May (summer semester) of each year.
GRU NMT BSRS graduates have gone on to positions in health care administration, PET/CT, and graduate education (Physician Assistant, Pharmacy, Nuclear Medicine Advanced Associate, Health Care Administration, and Medical School).
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