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The Nuclear Medicine Technology program will not be accepting applications until further notice.

B.S. in Nuclear Medicine Technology

The Nuclear Medicine Technology program will not be accepting applications until further notice.

The Rutgers Nuclear Medicine Technology program is dedicated to meeting the needs of our community through student development in medical technology expertise, professionalism, patient-centered care and life-long learning. Nuclear Medicine is a multi-disciplined field of study which integrates knowledge in physics, math, chemistry, medicine, and computer technology which facilitates both the diagnosis and treatment of a patient. The faculty offers a professional commitment to provide knowledge in current and emerging technologies within their academic and clinical practice curriculum to meeting the demands of the dynamic medical technology profession.

The Technologist:

  • Employs highly specialized medical technology in their study of anatomy, function, and cellular metabolism through the administration of radiopharmaceuticals.
  • Works closely with the physician to provide the highest quality patient information in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
  • Performs patient imaging procedures and data analysis using sophisticated radiation-detecting instrumentation.
  • Administers therapeutic treatment for curative and palliative patient response.
  • Remains current in all imaging and therapeutic techniques.
  • Delivers responsive patient-centered care through interdisciplinary professional relationships.

For more information, call 908-889-2521 or email Dr. Isabel Breen, program director.

The Nuclear Medicine Technology program will not be accepting applications until further notice.

The past decade has seen remarkable changes and advances in the study of nuclear medicine. In 2005, the Society of Nuclear medicine issued a recommendation that Nuclear Medicine Education Programs transition from the traditional Associate degree curriculum to an expanded Bachelor degree curriculum. As an advantage in the competitive marketplace, the Rutgers New Jersey offers the only Bachelor degree program in New Jersey. In addition, the program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT). Our affiliation with a diverse population of health care facilities within the New Jersey area provides students with a comprehensive experience in the practical application of current and emerging technologies.

The academic curriculum and the clinical training facilities have been selected to provide a program that is educational and comprehensive in its methods and capable of thoroughly training students in the principles, ethics and practices of Nuclear Medicine Technology. During this fifteen month, full-time program, students will study nuclear medicine from its roots to present day technology, then fully explore its future potential in diagnostic and therapeutic medicine. Graduates from the program are awarded a certificate from Rutgers-SHP and qualify for nationally recognized board certification exams through the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board and/or American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Board passing rates from 2013-2015 demonstrate a 100% graduate pass rate. Students may choose program options for a Certificate in Nuclear Medicine Technology, a BS in Medical Imaging completion degree through various academic program affiliates, a second BS degree, or a post-certificate BS degree option.

The Nuclear Medicine Technology program will not be accepting applications until further notice

The Department of Medical Imaging Sciences – Nuclear Medicine Technology Program offers a joint Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Imaging Sciences in collaboration with the following Institutions:
Bloomfield College
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Felician College
Georgian Court College
New Jersey City University
Ramapo College of New Jersey
Rutgers University – Newark
College of Saint Elizabeth

The degree offers a unique combination of a liberal arts education and entry into the postgraduate health career of Nuclear Medicine Technology.
The first six semesters of liberal study is taken at the partner institution (minimum of 90 semester hours). General education courses lead toward a concentration in biology with requirements in math, physics, chemistry and biology. The clinical track is selected in the late sophomore or early junior year through an application to Rutgers-SHP.

Applicants must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.85 and have met or be scheduled to complete all prerequisite requirements prior to the planned date for enrolling in the 4th year specialization coursework.

Students admitted to the 4th year professional phase are selected by an Admissions Committee from among those applicants meeting these minimum standards.

For a general listing of the required courses for the program, use the links below:

Joint Bachelors

Joint Bachelors w/ NCAS

2nd Bachelors

Certificate

 For a general listing of the required courses for the program, use the links below:

Joint Bachelors

Joint Bachelors w/ NCAS

2nd Bachelors

Certificate

The nuclear medicine technology program at Rutgers-School of Health Professions is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT)
820 W. Danforth Rd, #B1
Edmond, OK 73003
Phone 405-285-0546
Email: mail@jrcnmt.org
Website: http://jrcnmt.org/

The Nuclear Medicine Technology Program is currently accredited until 2021.

Program Outcomes

The goal of our Nuclear Medicine Technology Program is to produce motivate technologists who are competent and knowledgeable from basic to state-of-the-art Nuclear Medicine and who  are an integral part of the health care team. All graduates are registry eligible for national certification exams from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and/or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB).
Registry results for program graduates are as follows. Please click here.

Graduate Outcomes

Graduate outcomes are indicators of program effectiveness, demonstrating the extent to which a program achieves its goals.  Programmatic graduate outcomes data reported on the JRCNMT website include: 5-year time period of current report; graduation rate; ARRT credentialing success; NMTCB credentialing success and job placement rate.

The Nuclear Medicine Technology Program is full time for a duration of fifteen months. During these fifteen-months, students study nuclear medicine from its roots to present day technology, then explore its future potential in diagnostic and therapeutic medicine. This is done through a combination of didactic classroom work and hands on clinical time in the hospital setting. Students are expected to maintain a grade average of at least 80% to remain in the program.
Technologists can find employment opportunities in hospitals, private imaging centers, and laboratories. Additional, career opportunities exist with technical and radiopharmaceutical companies in product sales and technical support. All career opportunities offer competitive salaries and attractive benefits.

Admissions is selective and based on student GPA and an admissions interview. Students must complete all academic prerequisites with a GPA of 2.85.

We are not currently accepting applications for the Nuclear Medicine Technology program at this time.

No. All students must be accepted and enrolled in the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program.

Yes. The best source for financial aid information is at the Rutgers Student Financial Aid Office. Call 973-972-4376 or click here.
For more information on scholarships, please visit the SHP Scholarships page.
The program is located on the Rutgers School of Health Professions Scotch Plains campus.
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The Nuclear Medicine Technology program will not be accepting applications until further notice. We encourage you to explore other options in the  School  of Health Professions.