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KU Nuclear Medicine Technology certificate program

KU's 12-month, accredited certificate program in nuclear medicine technology prepares technologists to inject radiopharmaceuticals and use highly technical cameras and computers in a clinical setting.

The program is offered via a collaboration between the University of Kansas and The University of Kansas Health System's Department of Radiology. The program was first available as an academic program in the School of Health Professions in 2000.

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Students at the University of Kansas receive training at the highest level thanks to faculty who are not merely classroom instructors but are also experienced clinicians actively engaged in clinical responsibilities and providing the latest in health care to patients at the main hospital of The University of Kansas Health System.

The group of instructors for this program are led by Kellee George, M.S., CNMT, RT(R)(N), program director, and Bret Press, B.S., CNMT, RT(R)(N)(CT)(MRI), clinical educator/coordinator.

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A certificate from the University of Kansas is awarded to the student upon successful completion of the program.

Graduates are eligible to take the national registry examinations given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and/or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board.

The University of Kansas certificate program in Nuclear Medicine Technology is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology.

Performance of Graduates

For the four most recent calendar years (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018), the performance of graduates of the KU Nuclear Medicine Technology program was as follows:

Total number of program graduates: 15
Graduation rate: 100%
First-time pass rate on Nuclear Medicine
Technology Certification Board examination:
First-time pass rate on American Registry
of Radiologic Technologists
national certification examination:

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 by clicking on the following link: Graduate Achievement Report.

Graduates of KU's certificate program in nuclear medicine technology are eligible to take the national registration examination from the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board. License requirements vary by state. License for employment in the state of Kansas is required from the Kansas Board of Healing Arts. The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging provides information on specific state licensure requirements.

Last modified: Nov 15, 2020

Prospective Students
The priority deadline to apply to this program is February 1. Applications may be accepted after the deadline based on space available in the next class.

Learn about the program:

Program overview

Eligibility and requirements

Tuition and fees


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For more information about graduation rates, costs, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please see the program's gainful employment disclosure.