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The goal of the nuclear medicine technology major is to prepare competent entry-level nuclear medicine technologists to provide responsive, quality care and service.
The graduate of the nuclear medicine technology major will be able to:
- Perform a broad range of nuclear medicine clinical procedures effectively.
- Exercise independent judgment and critical thinking skills in the technical performance of nuclear medicine procedures
- Perform procedures in a manner that reflects professionalism, effective communication skills, and compassionate care.
The nuclear medicine curriculum includes a strong science foundation with courses specific to the practice of nuclear medicine. Professional courses are integrated with general studies classes until the beginning of the senior year when the curriculum is dedicated to the study of nuclear medicine technology. A total of 122 credit hours are needed to complete the degree requirements. Click here for the Nuclear Medicine Technology Sample Curriculum and Course Descriptions. Click on College Catalog for information regarding admission policies, financial resourses and academic policies.
As stated in the Mission of BCHS, the faculty are committed to preparing health care professionals for diverse practice environments. Click here to review the Mission of BCHS and for information relating to BCHS nuclear medicine technology didactic and clinical Faculty. Courses involve classroom and laboratory environments where students participate in individual and small group learning activities, as well as traditional lecture classes. Students gain clinical experience in a laboratory environment on campus and in nuclear medicine departments throughout the tri-state area of Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi.