Why study nuclear medicine technology at Benedictine?
Benedictine University is one of the few colleges or universities that offers a bachelor’s degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology. At Benedictine, you will benefit from:
- A strong science curriculum balanced with courses in the humanities and social sciences
- A superb location near many outstanding medical facilities
- A suburban setting with easy access to Chicago
- Close contact with a faculty advisor knowledgeable in requirements and procedures for applying to a nuclear medicine technology program
What does a degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology at Benedictine offer?
Technology and systems in the field of nuclear medicine technology are changing so rapidly that directors of the program encourage those interested in the field to pursue a bachelor’s degree. A bachelor’s degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology prepares you to:
- Provide patient care that includes concern for radiation safety
- Understand patient concerns and fears about their illness and treatment
- Recognize emergency patient conditions
- Develop administrative capability that includes supervisory and record-keeping functions and
- Take the registry examination for a certified nuclear medicine technologist
How does the program work?
When you major in Nuclear Medicine Technology, you will complete your first three years of course work at Benedictine University. You should complete all college graduation requirements during these three years while maintaining a grade point average of 2.8 or above. During your junior year, you must apply to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for your clinical education. The admissions process is competitive. During your senior year, you will complete a 13-month, 36 semester credit-hour clinical education curriculum.
When you complete this curriculum, you will be awarded a certificate of qualification as a nuclear medical technologist. You will be eligible to take certifying examinations administered by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and the Board of Registry of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.