Nuclear Medicine Technology

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Using radioactive materials, Nuclear Medicine Technologists visualize functioning organs.

Fast Facts

  • 12 month program
  • Classes begin in July
  • Application Deadline: March 1st; March 15th for all other requirements
  • 6-8 students accepted for each class

Admission Requirements

  • Completed Application Process.
  • Minimum hours from UCA, HSU, or ATU or a baccalaureate degree with the prerequisite courses listed below .
  • A BHCLR applicant must be a high school graduate or have a GED prior to program start date.
  • Submit ACT scores. We will accept SAT if necessary.
  • Interview with the selection committee.
  • Complete the Personal Statement form in addition to the application.
  • Recommendation Forms (2 required) (link for form)
  • Please note that these are minimum requirements and applicants are ranked according to academic criteria and the results of the formal interview with the selection committee.
  • View Application Information.
  • Nuclear Medicine Technology Checklist

Prerequisites

  • College Algebra
  • General Chemistry with Laboratory
  • General Physics
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology (two courses, each with a laboratory)
  • Written Communications course

Applicant must have earned a final grade of “C” or better in order for the courses listed above to transfer.

Program Outcomes

  • Graduate achievement data is an indicator of program effectiveness, demonstrating the extent to which a program achieves its goals. The current report on graduate achievement data, identified by program, is available on the JRCNMT website by clicking on the following link: Graduate Outcomes Report

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Mission

  • The Baptist Health College Little Rock – School of Nuclear Medicine Technology exists to fulfill the demand for highly skilled and competent Nuclear Medicine Technologists within Baptist Health as well as in the surrounding community. The School is committed to providing students with the highest standards of education and training.

Goals

  • 1. Connect students to a wide network of healthcare facilities to support diverse learning opportunities and seamless transition into professional practice.
  • 2. Graduate technologists who exemplify the values of Baptist Health by emphasizing Respect, Service, Honesty, Stewardship, and Performance.
  • 3. Provide the knowledge and competencies to prepare skilled and professional technologists who achieve national certification upon first attempt.
  • 4. Place skilled and professional technologists in the Baptist Health system and other healthcare employers around the country.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • 1. Demonstrate entry-level competency in clinical procedures, instrument quality control, and patient care.
  • 2. Utilize knowledge of radiation physics and safety regulations to limit the public, workers, and self to ALARA when handling radioactive material.
  • 3. Demonstrate professionalism when dealing with patients, faculty, and interactions with other members of the healthcare team.

FAQs

The cost of the Baptist Health School of Nuclear Medicine Technology varies depending on the individual student. Please download the Allied Health cost plan for estimated costs.

If you have a scholarship from the University of Central Arkansas, ATO, SAU, or HSU it will not transfer into Baptist Health School of Nuclear Medicine Technology. However, all other state and federal financial aid will be obtained through the university. Baptist Health School of Nuclear Medicine Technology students may also apply for scholarships through the Baptist Health Financial Aid Office.

As a student in the Baptist Health School of Nuclear Medicine Technology, you will be in class 5 days per week.

At this time, the Baptist Health School of Nuclear Medicine Technology does not offer classes at night or online.

Earnings for Nuclear Medicine Technologists vary greatly, and have many different factors. Please visit the US Department of Labor website to find out earning information about Nuclear Medicine Technologists.
http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos104.htm

(The cost sheet requires that Adobe Acrobat Reader be installed on your PC. If you don’t have this free software, click here to download.)

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