Nuclear Medicine Technology Curriculum

Each student in the Nuclear Medicine Technology program must complete 40 hours per week to fulfill mandatory clinical and didactic requirements. These requirements include formal classroom instruction as well as supervised clinical practice in all phases of Nuclear Medicine Technology. The 40-hour week is scheduled Monday through Friday on varying time schedules. Clinical schedules include rotations through at least two of the following sites:

St. Vincent's Medical Center, Baptist Medical Center, Shands Jacksonville, Memorial Hospital, Orange Park Medical Center, Mayo Clinic, Flagler Hospital, and Halifax Medical Center. Generally, the days start no earlier than 6 a.m. and end no later than 5 p.m. Holidays, sick days, and vacation days are available (see student handbook).

The list of courses may change without notification. Courses include:

  • Clinical Instruction
  • Computed Tomography Procedures
  • Computed Tomography Overview
  • Computed Tomography Radiation Safety
  • Computer Applications
  • Contrast Agents
  • Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Medical Terminology
  • Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation and QC
  • Nuclear Medicine Mathematics
  • Nuclear Medicine Physics
  • Patient Care
  • Positron Emission Tomography
  • Radiation Biology
  • Radiation Safety Practices
  • Radiopharmacy
  • Regulations and Licensure
  • Sectional Anatomy/Pathology

Course Completion/Registry Eligibility

To successfully complete the program, students must maintain an 80% average throughout all phases of didactic instruction and an 85% average throughout all phases of the clinical education. Students must exhibit appropriate professional conduct and show a satisfactory aptitude for the care of the sick.

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply for the national certification examinations of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB). These are pass/fail examinations. Those who pass receive certification as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist. This credential is the standard of excellence and acceptance for the profession and is required for most employment opportunities.