Qualified applicants must meet one of the following criteria and pass prerequisite courses listed below.
Upon successful completion of the program, students are awarded a certificate of program completion as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist and will be eligible to be certified through examination by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) or the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
The Northwestern Memorial School of Nuclear Medicine Technology offers a 12-month certificate program. There are two options for students to become a nuclear medicine technologist:
- Bachelor's Degree Program (3-1)
This option is for applicants who want to earn a Bachelor's degree. Students enroll in a three-year academic-affiliated University or College and participate in a 12-month clinical-based internship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The affiliated academia, Benedictine University, DePaul University, Elmhurst College, Lewis University, North Central College, Roosevelt University, University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse, Wisconsin and University of St. Francis provide competitive and required prerequisite and non-clinical professional courses. A grade point average of 2.5 or higher for undergraduate courses (accumulative and prerequisite science courses) is required.
- Certificate Program for Students with a Bachelor's Degree
This option is for applicants who have completed a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a Grade Point Average of 2.5 or higher for undergraduate courses (accumulative and prerequisite science courses) and have evidence of successful completion of all prerequisite courses.
All applicants must demonstrate successful completion of the following prerequisite college-level courses with a grade of C or higher:
- Human Anatomy and Physiology w/lab (two semesters or equivalent) **
- College Algebra or higher
- Speech Communication
- Written Communication
- General Physics (two semesters or equivalent) **
- General Chemistry w/lab (two semesters or equivalent) **
- Humanities Course
- Social Science Course
** Must have been taken within seven years prior to the date of application.
School of Nuclear Medicine Technology Technical Standards
Applicants must perform medical procedures with accuracy and precision. The nature of the work is such that speed, safety and accuracy are essential skills. While failure to perform these essential functions may not prevent individuals from practicing in the clinical setting, lack of any or all of these abilities may prove challenging to the work experience and may compromise patient safety or the diagnostic value of procedures.
In order to be considered for admission, applicants must, with or without reasonable accommodation, have the ability to meet the following technical standards. These standards are considered essential functions and skills of the profession.
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Applicant Checklist for Nuclear Medicine Technology Program
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