2015-2016 Augusta University Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences with a major in Nuclear Medicine Technology w/Certification Track
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 the university.
Nuclear medicine technology combines chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer technology, and medicine in using radioactivity to diagnose and treat disease. Individuals who are certified NMTs (ARRT-N or CNMT) working in the profession may advance their careers by attaining a Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences. This degree may qualify NMTs to achieve a vertical career path to work in management, advance practice, research, and/or corporate settings.
The Department of Medical Laboratory, Imaging, and Radiologic Sciences offers 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 military bridge programs should contact the Office of Academic Admissions for more information.
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. University 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.
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/mlirs/nmt/nmt-technical-standards-6-9-14.pdf 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. Faculty and technical staff are available for technical and instructional support seven days a week.
The university participates in all federal student aid programs as well as state and private programs. The university 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.
Please see the Office of Academic Admissions website for specific admissions information:
Estimated Tuition and Fees
For estimated tuition and fees, please see the Financial Information section of this catalog.
BSRS Degree Completion - Nuclear Medicine Technology