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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences with a major in Nuclear Medicine Technology w/Certification Track


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The Bachelor of Science Degree Completion Bridge program in Radiologic Sciences with concentration in Nuclear Medicine Technology is designed for students who are credentialed nuclear medicine technologists — CNMT or RT(N) — and have completed core curriculum for a Bachelor’s degree asstated by the Board of Regents for Georgia Colleges, and prerequisite courses specific to the major with a grade of C or greater. The program is online and allows nuclear medicine technologista the opportunity to take advanced level coursework in the discipline in three semesters. The program requires students to complete 30 hours of professional credit with the university.

Career Information

Nuclear medicine technology combines chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer technology, and medicine in using radioactivity to diagnose and treat disease. Individuals who are certified NMTs (ARRT-N or CNMT) working in the profession may advance their careers by attaining a Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences.  This degree may qualify NMTs to achieve a vertical career path to work in management, advance practice, research, and/or corporate settings.

The Department of Medical Laboratory, Imaging, and Radiologic Sciences offers a flexible pathway into the Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences degree program for NMTs certified as ARRT(N) or CNMT. Classes are offered in a convenient online format, and advanced  clinical  education can be achieved in your work setting.

The following information applies to the degree completion program for post-certification students. Those interested in the junior transfer or military bridge programs should contact the Office of Academic Admissions for more information.

Post-Certification Degree Completion Program

The BSRS/NMT post-certification degree completion program offers advanced coursework in computed tomography, positron emission tomography, healthcare management, research, and sectional anatomy, as well as preparation for certification in advanced cardiac life support. The program provides credentialed technologists–ARRT(N) or CNMT– with enhanced expertise and facilitates upward career mobility. The curriculum is innovative and geared to the changing practice environment.

About the Program

The required core courses (60 semester hours) are transferred upon entry into the program, and 30 semester hours are granted for prior certification in Nuclear Medicine Technology. University professional courses make up 34 additional semester hours required to earn the B.S.R.S./NMT degree in three semesters.  The program runs one calendar year starting summer semester from May to May.

Technical Standards

In addition to demonstrating personal characteristics appropriate for a health professions career, students must satisfy general and specific technical standards. Visit www.gru.edu/alliedhealth/mlirs/nmt/nmt-technical-standards-6-9-14.pdf to review these requirements.

Computer and Internet-Supported Programs

Students must have access to a highspeed (DSL or cable) personal computer. Most student and faculty communication, projects and research require Internet interaction and many lectures are presented online for repeated viewing for both distance and campus students. Faculty and technical staff are available for technical and instructional support seven days a week.

Financial Aid

The university participates in all federal student aid programs as well as state and private programs. The university helps students fund their education through grants, scholarships, loans, a service commitment program and/or employment. Foreign national students must contact the admissions department to establish residency. 

Accreditation/Review

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 1970
Chicago, IL 60601-2208
Tel: (312) 553-9355
Web: www.caahep.org

Nuclear Medicine Technology
Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology
2000 W. Danforth Rd., Ste 130 #203
Edmond, OK 73003
Tel: (405) 285-0546
Fax: (405) 285-0579
Web: www.jrcnmt.org

Professional Licensure Credit

After completing department requirements, upper-division courses will be credited by proof of certification in nuclear medicine technology — CNMT or ARRT(N). 30 hours of upper division course credit will be applied toward the BSRS degree.

Admission Requirements

Please see the Office of Academic Admissions website for specific admissions information:

www.gru.edu/alliedhealth/mlirs/nmt/index.php

Estimated Tuition and Fees

For estimated tuition and fees, please see the Financial Information  section of this catalog.

BSRS Degree Completion - Nuclear Medicine Technology

Core Curriculum Areas A‑E: 42 Hours


For more information on Core Curriculum Areas A-E, see Core Requirements .

Wellness Graduation Requirement: 4 Hours


Students who transfer to Augusta University with less than 60 credit hours must complete the Wellness Requirement.

NMT Program: 65 Hours


Junior Year


Senior Year


Total Hours for the Degree: 129


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