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Nuclear Medicine Technology

Nuclear Medicine

Using radioactive materials, Nuclear Medicine Technologists visualize functioning organs, analyze biological specimens, and administer treatment for certain diseases.

Fast Facts:
  • 12 month program
  • Classes begin in July
  • Application Deadline: March 1st; March 15th for all other requirements
  • 6-9 students accepted for each class

  • Completed Application Process.
  • ACT Score of 21 is preferred.
  • Minimum hours from UCA, HSU, or SAU or a baccalaureate degree with the prerequisite courses listed below .
  • GPA of 3.0 is preferred.
  • A BHCLR applicant must be a high school graduate or have a GED prior to program start date.
  • Interview with the selection committee.
  • Complete the Personal Statement form and two Recommendation forms in addition to the application.
  • 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

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

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



How much does the Nuclear Medicine Program cost?
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.

What if I don’t make a 21 or above on the ACT?
The Baptist Health School of Nuclear Medicine Technology prefers an ACT Score of 21 or above for admission. If you do not score a 21 or above, we recommend that you re-test. Generally, students are able to increase their score with each time they take the ACT. We also recommend that you use a study guide or preparatory course that is specifically designed for the ACT.

What if I have a scholarship from the University of Central Arkansas or Henderson State University?
If you have a scholarship from the University of Central Arkansas 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.

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

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

How much do Nuclear Medicine Technologists make?
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

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