2012-2013 Georgia Regents University Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences with a Major in Nuclear Medicine Technology w/Certification
The Bachelor of Science Degree Completion Bridge program in Radiologic Sciences with concentration in Nuclear Medicine Technology is designed for students who are credentialed nuclear medicine technologists — CNMT or RT(N) — and have completed core curriculum for a Bachelor’s degree asstated by the Board of Regents for Georgia Colleges, and prerequisite courses specific to the major with a grade of C or greater. The program is online and allows nuclear medicine technologista the opportunity to take advanced level coursework in the discipline in three semesters. The program requires students to complete 30 hours of professional credit with GRU.
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Nuclear medicine technology combines chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer technology, and medicine in using radioactivity to diagnose and treat disease. Individuals who are certified NMTs working in the profession may advance their careers by attaining a Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences. This degree may qualify NMTs to work in management, research, and corporate settings.
The Department of Medical Laboratory, Imaging, and Radiologic Sciences a flexible pathway into the Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences degree program for NMTs certified as ARRT(N) or CNMT. Classes are offered in a convenient online format, and advanced clinical education can be achieved in your work setting.
The following information applies to the degree completion program for post-certification students. Those interested in the junior transfer or certificate programs should contact the Office of Academic Admissions.
Post-Certification Degree Completion Program
The BSRS/NMT post-certification degree completion program offers advanced coursework in computed tomography, positron emission tomography, healthcare management, research, and sectional anatomy, as well as preparation for certification in advanced cardiac life support. The program provides credentialed technologists–ARRT(N) or CNMT– with enhanced expertise and facilitates upward career mobility. The curriculum is innovative and geared to the changing practice environment.
About the Program
The required core courses (60 semester hours) are transferred upon entry into the program, and 30 semester hours are granted for prior certification in Nuclear Medicine Technology. GRU professional courses make up 34 additional semester hours required to earn the B.S.R.S./NMT degree in three semesters. The program runs one calendar year starting summer semester from May to May.
Application Deadline: JANUARY 1 – SUMMER START
Applications and supporting materials received after the program deadline will be considered on a space-available basis only.
- Official Transcripts: Official transcripts are required from all colleges ever attended. Transcripts should be mailed to GRU’s OAA directly from the Registrar’s office of the institution. Applicants may also deliver or mail transcripts to GRU’s OAA if the transcript remains in the original, unopened, sealed and stamped/signed envelope from the Registrar’s office at the institution.
- Transcript/credential evaluation of foreign transcripts: An official, professional course-by-course evaluation is required for all foreign educational transcripts and documents from one of the following three credentials evaluation services: Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., World Education Services (WES), Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE)
- Two Application Reference Form: An Application Reference form must be submitted from each referee. Referees should be individuals qualified to assess applicants prior academic, work, research and/or clinical experience as applicable.
- General GPA and Math/Science GPA: A General Grade Point Average of 2.5, and a Math/Science Grade Point Average of 2.3 must be achieved to be considered for an interview. Many candidates accepted for the NMT program have a GPA of 3.0 or above.
- Program Supplemental form
- TOEFL exam scores: Minimum score of 550 paper-based, 213 computer based or 79 internet based.
- Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test scores are required for applicants whose first language is not English. The institution code for submission of TOEFL scores to GRU is 5406. Please do not select a department code.
Program Specific Requirements
- Personal Interview
- Documentation of Professional Certification: CNMT or RT(N)
In addition to demonstrating personal characteristics appropriate for a health professions career, students must satisfy general and specific technical standards. Visit www.gru.edu/alliedhealth/brt/NMedStand.htm to review these requirements.
Computer and Internet-Supported Programs
Students must have access to a highspeed (DSL or cable) personal computer. Most student and faculty communication, projects and research require Internet interaction and many lectures are presented online for repeated viewing for both distance and campus students. GRU faculty and technical staff are available for technical and instructional support seven days a week.
GRU participates in all federal student aid programs as well as state and private programs. GRU helps students fund their education through grants, scholarships, loans, a service commitment program and/or employment. Foreign national students must contact the admissions department to establish residency.
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 1970
Chicago, IL 60601-2208
Tel: (312) 553-9355
Nuclear Medicine Technology
Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology
2000 W. Danforth Rd., Ste 130 #203
Edmond, OK 73003
Tel: (405) 285-0546
Fax: (405) 285-0579
Professional Licensure Credit
After completing department requirements, upper-division courses will be credited by proof of certification in nuclear medicine technology — CNMT or ARRT(N). 30 hours of upper division course credit will be applied toward the BSRS degree.
When to Apply
For best chance of acceptance, apply the fall before the program begins. Application materials should be in GRU’s Office of Academic Admissions by January 1. Applications completed after this date are considered on a space-available basis. Complete applications include the application, references, official academic materials, documentation of shadowing hours and documentation of professional certifications, if applicable.
Completion of pre-requisite courses does not guarantee acceptance.
Documentation of current CPR and First Aid certification is required upon enrollment.
A Background Check will be required at the time of acceptance to the program.
How to Apply
Apply online at www.gru.edu/Admissions, or contact:
Office of Academic Admissions
170 Kelly Building–Administration
Georgia Regents University
Augusta, Georgia 30912
Courses to Take the First Two Years
The courses required to graduate comprise a core curriculum divided into six categories (Areas A-F). The options for completing these prerequisites for transfer to GRU are listed below. Courses can only be used in one area.
|A. Essential Skills
||9 semester hours
|English Composition I
|English Composition II (literature-based)
|College Algebra, Mathematical Modeling, Trigonometry, Pre-calculus or Calculus
|B. Institutional Options**
||4-5 semester hours
|Introduction to Computers
Health and Wellness
Any approved guided elective from Area F
|C. Humanities and Fine Arts**
||6 semester hours
Speech, Oral Communications
Drama, Art or Music Appreciation
Electives in Humanities and Fine Arts
|D. Science, Mathematics and Technology
|| 12 semester hours
|12 semester hours in chemistry and physics sequence, including laboratory.
|E. Social Sciences**
||12 semester hours
|United States History
United States Government
Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups
Lower-division electives in Psychology and Sociology
|F. Courses Appropriate to the Major
||18 semester hours
|Anatomy and Physiology I and II w/labs
|| 8 hours
|Chemistry or Physics w/lab (If not taken in Area D)
|| 4 hours
|Aproved guided electives:
Statistics, Precalculus and other Math, Science, Business/Management, Education, Health Professions, Developmental Psychology, Speech.
** If a student planning to transfer to GRU from another school in the University System of Georgia has completed this area with courses taken there or at another institution from which GRU accepts transfer credit, GRU will accept the area as satisfied. However, applicant must meet program-specific prerequisite requirements.
Estimated Tuition and Fees
For estimated tuition and fees, please see the Tuition and Fee Information for students who matriculated to GHSU section of this catalog.