Jul 18, 2019  
Catalog 2017-2018 
    
Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nuclear Medicine Technology, AAS


(offered through articulation agreement with Prince George’s Community College)

No. of Credits: 64
Contact: L. Polk, Chair, Health Sciences Division

The Nuclear Medicine Technology program prepares students to practice as professional, capable technologists in a variety of culturally diverse health care settings. Through a structured curriculum comprised of both academic and directed clinical experience, students progress from novice to proficient health care practitioners and graduate with the skills necessary to perform high-quality nuclear medicine procedures. 

The degree requires evidence of successful completion of prerequisite courses and current certification in basic cardiac life support (CPR for healthcare professionals). The nuclear medicine technology program at Prince George’s Community College is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT), 2000 W. Danforth Rd, Suite 130 #203, Edmond, OK 73003; phone 405-285-0546; email mail@jrcnmt.org; www.jrcnmt.org. This program is currently on probation but it is accredited. For more information go to http://jrcnmt.org/news/other-news-documents/ and refer to the appropriate Accreditation Action Report. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) exam and to use the credential CNMT upon successful completion of the exam. Graduates are also eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists ARRT) exam and to use the credential RT(N) when successfully completing the exam.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will

  1. Perform Nuclear Medicine imaging and non-imaging procedures
  2. Operate and troubleshoot imaging and non-imaging instrumentation used in Nuclear Medicine
  3. Demonstrate communication methods necessary to work in a culturally diverse healthcare setting
  4. Use appropriate radiation safety and radiopharmaceutical handling techniques to protect patients, self and others
  5. Appraise situations and use problem-solving skills to construct appropriate solutions when needed
  6. Display professional, moral and ethical standards consistent with the Society of Nuclear Medicine Code of Ethics
  7. Apply the principles of the social sciences in the practice of nuclear medicine technology and patient care

 

 

Required Courses and Recommended Sequence:


The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program. College Prep and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Course availability within the program sequences is specifically intended for full-time students who begin their course work with the fall semester. Students should always consult their online program evaluation or an academic advisor to better understand typical course availability and individual program planning.


 

Pre- Nuclear Medicine Required Courses at College of Southern Maryland:


Continue with Occupational Requirements at Prince George’s Community College.


Notes:


* Courses requiring a prerequisite or co-requisite

**** Pending MHEC approval