POST - ASSOCIATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
DIVISION: ALLIED HEALTH
Nuclear Medicine is the medical specialty that utilizes the nuclear properties of radioactive and stable nuclides to make diagnostic evaluations of the anatomic or physiologic conditions of the body and to provide therapy with unsealed radioactive sources. The skills of the nuclear medicine technologist complement those of the nuclear physician and other professionals in the field.
The Nuclear Medicine Technology program at Delgado Community College is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT). The program is a one-year, full-time program of combined clinical and classroom education. Upon successful completion, students will be eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technology Exam in Nuclear Medicine and/or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board Exam.
The program admits one class per year, and enrollment is limited by the number of clinical positions available in affiliate hospitals. The program begins in the fall semester and extends through the spring term.
Selection into the program is based on the candidate’s overall qualities, including college and professional education background, grade averages, character references, evidence of basic skills, interpersonal relations, and an interest in nuclear medicine. Applicants must be able to meet the program’s technical standards. All applications are evaluated by the faculty committee on admissions for the Allied Health Division. Prospective students must contact the Allied Health Admissions Office for admissions criteria and to initiate the admissions procedure. The deadline for application to the program is May 15.
To be eligible to apply for admission to the Nuclear Medicine Technology program students must:
- Be an associate degree graduate of an accredited allied health occupation program OR
- Have at least 60 credit hours of previous college coursework.
- All applicants must have completed the following:
Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of the Nuclear Medicine Technology Post Associate Certificate program, the learner will be able to:
- Formulate requisite nuclear medicine knowledge to safely study the human body using radioactive materials (SLO # 1)
- Choose appropriate patient care skills to provide safe, high quality nuclear medicine services (SLO # 2)
- Adapt knowledge to future applications of nuclear medicine imaging (SLO # 3)
- Utilize radiation safety and clinical procedures in order to communicate effectively with patients and other health care workers (SLO # 4)
- Adapt the SNMTS code of ethics for maintaining high quality patient care and nuclear medicine certification (SLO # 5)