KU's 12-month, accredited certificate program in nuclear medicine technology will teach you how to inject radiopharmaceuticals and use highly technical cameras and computers in a clinical setting.
You could be a great fit for the accredited three-semester program if you're currently working as radiologic technologist, diagnostic medical sonographer or have a degree in a health science field. It's also well-suited to medical technologists, registered nurses or those looking to change fields or specialize in nuclear medicine.
Expert Faculty and Clinical Partnerships
In the program, you'll receive training at the highest level thanks to faculty who 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. 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.
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.
Upon successful completion of the program, you'll receive a certificate from the University of Kansas and be eligible to take the national registry examinations given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and/or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board.
Performance of Graduates
Graduate achievement data is an indicator of program effectiveness, demonstrating the extent to which a program achieves its goals. Read the current report on graduate achievement data, identified by program, on the JRCNMT website.
For the four most recent calendar years (2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, 2019) the performance of graduates of the KU Nuclear Medicine Technology program was a follows:
- Total number of program graduates: 15
- Graduation rate: 100%
- First time pass rate on Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board examination: 100%
- First time pass rate on American Registry of Radiologic Technologists national certification examination: 100%