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Nuclear Medicine Degree Concentration

Format: In person at Armstrong Campus
Credit Hours: 130
Students accepted: 10
Clinical sites: 9, including sites in Georgia and South Carolina.
Program Coordinator: Dr. Rochelle Bornett Lee

Nuclear medicine technologists prepare and administer radioactive drugs to patients for imaging, diagnosis or therapeutic purposes. Georgia Southern’s Nuclear Medicine concentration is one of less than 10 undergraduate programs of its kind in the country

Incorporating physics, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, you will learn the latest procedures and practices for the industry and gain clinical experience in general nuclear medicine, Computed Tomography (CT) and Positron Emission Tomography (PET).

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Jobs in Nuclear Medicine

A Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences with a concentration in nuclear medicine will help you launch a specialized career in healthcare professions such as:

  • Nuclear medicine technologist
  • Radiation safety officer
  • Chief technologist
  • Imaging specialist in CT, PET

Professional Licensure

The Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences anticipates that graduates of this program will seek the following professional state licenses or national certifications: Registered Nuclear Medicine Technologist R.T.(N). and state licensure

The Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences has determined that the required classes and educational activities of this academic program will qualify a graduate of this program to take the exam to obtain The Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences has determined the required classes and educational activities of this academic program will qualify a graduate of this program to take the national ARRT examination to obtain Registered Nuclear Medicine Technologists RT(N) credentials. The department has not determined whether this program satisfies the requirements of all states and territories for Registered Nuclear Medicine Technologist RT(N) or state licensure. Visit the American Society of Radiologic Technologists to determine the requirements of your state or territory.

Program Outcomes

2021 Data

Credentialing Examination Rate for the ARRT
YearNumber passed on 1st attempt divided by number attempted within six months of graduation
20176 of 6 (100%)
20186 of 6 (100%)
20193 of 5 (60%)
20205 of 6 (83.3%)
20214 of 5 (80%)
Program 5-year Average24 of 24 (82.7%)
Credentialing Examination Rate for the NMTCB
YearNumber passed on 1st attempt divided by number attempted within six months of graduation
20176 of 6 (100%)
20185 of 6 (83.3%)
20194 of 6 (66.6%)
20205 of 9 (55.5%)
20211 of 2 (50%)
Program 5-year Average21 of 29 (72.4%)
Job Placement
YearNumber employed divided by number actively seeking employment within 12 months of graduation
20176 of 8 (75%) 1 returned to school, 1 non-respondent
20184 of 6 (66.6%) 1 returned to school, 1 non-respondent
20195 of 7 (74.1%) 2 not employed in NM
20206 of 9 (66.6%) 3 non-respondents
20215 of 6 (83.3%) 1 non-respondent
Program 5-year Average25 of 36 (69%)
Program Completion Rate
YearNumber of students who graduated divided by the number of students who started the program
20178 of 8 (100%)
20186 of 6 (100%)
20197 of 7 (100%)
20209 of 9 (100%)
20216 of 6 (100%)
Program 5-year Average100%

Graduate achievement data is an indicator of program effectiveness, demonstrating the extent to which a program achieves its goals.  The current report on graduate achievement data, identified by program, is available on the JRCNMT website:

Graduate Achievement Report

Program Goals

Goal 1: NM students/graduates will be clinically competent.

  • All students will demonstrate satisfactory clinical performance.
  • All NM students will apply clinically acquired skill sets.

Goal 2: NM students/graduates will possess critical thinking skills.

  • All students will demonstrate the ability to perform nuclear medicine clinical/procedure calculations.

Goal 3: NM students/graduates will possess effective communication skills.

  • All students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills.
  • All students will demonstrate effective written communication skills.

Goal 4: NM students/graduates will demonstrate growth in professional development.

  • All NM students will maintain membership in the professional societies.
  • All NM students will maintain membership in the professional licensure.

Goal 5: NM students/graduates will be team orientated and compassionate.

  • All NM students will perform community service hours.
  • All NM students will reflect on the need to give back to the community in which they live and work.

Goal 6: The NM program will graduate students who are prepared for entry level NM positions.

  • All NM students will sit for the national examinations as administered by the ARRT.
  • All NM students will sit for the national examinations as administered by the NMTCB.

Do You Have Questions? Contact Us!

Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences

Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus
Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences Dept #4901
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31419

Radiologic Sciences

Phone: 912-344-2550
Fax: 912-344-3472
Email: smcgee@georgiasouthern.edu

Accreditation

Nuclear medicine is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT 405-285-0546).

JRCNMT

Last updated: 5/24/2022