Associate Degree Program
A nuclear medicine technologist plays an important role in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Nuclear medicine combines chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer technology, and medicine in using radioactivity to diagnose and treat disease. Using nuclear medicine, you will help to provide information of virtually every major organ system within the body. As a nuclear medical technologist, you will prepare and administer radioactive chemical compounds (radiopharmaceuticals), perform patient imaging procedures using specific instrumentation, and provide images, data analysis, and patient information to the physician for diagnostic interpretation. Once you graduate, you will be combining your new knowledge and skills with your desire to help people.
Academically ready students can apply to the program following the guidelines of the Allied Health competitive admission process. Interested applicants should review the information provided here and contact their program advisor for application requirements.
This program is offered at the Wilmington campus.
What You Can Do
In this program, you will gain the knowledge and skills to prepare you for positions in:
- Private offices
- Industry facilities
- Research facilities
What You Will Earn
Competitive starting salary as much as $49,000 per year or higher.
What You Will Learn
Program Graduate Competencies
The Program Graduate Competencies listed below identify the major learning goals related to your specific program of study and identify the knowledge and skills you will have when you graduate to be successful in your chosen field.
- Integrate principles of theoretical knowledge and demonstrate entry-level skills pertaining to nuclear medicine in-vivo and in-vitro procedures, radiation safety, quality control, quality assurance, NRC regulations, patient care, radiopharmaceutical preparation and administration, instrumentation and medical informatics.
- Perform all entry-level procedural computer analysis.
- Exhibit critical thinking and problem solving skills during the practice of nuclear medicine.
- Abide by the profession's code of ethics as stated in the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists(ARRT) and Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Boards (NMTCB).
- Competently perform all in-vivo and in-vitro procedures
- Exhibit verbal, nonverbal, and written communication skills during patient care, research, and professional scope of practice.
Core Curriculum Competencies
The Core Curriculum Competencies listed below identify what you will be able to do as a graduate, regardless of your program of study. You will acquire these core competencies through general education courses and program-specific coursework. You will be expected to use relevant technology to achieve these outcomes:
- Apply clear and effective communication skills.
- Use critical thinking to solve problems.
- Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
- Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
- Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
- Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
Pursuing a Bachelor's Degree?
This is a Connected Degree program that enables you to complete your associate degree and then transfer to a four-year degree program as a junior. See a program advisor for details!
The Nuclear Medicine Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology.
Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology
200 W. Danforth Road
Suite 130 #203
Edmond, OK 73003
Phone: (402) 285-3546