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Nuclear Medicine Technology Certificate


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September 23, 2013 Update

*THE NUCLEAR MEDICINE PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY ON HIATUS AND NO NEW APPLICATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED AT THIS TIME.*

Built on MU's tradition of excellence in health science education, the Nuclear Medicine certificate offers quality education and career opportunities for recent high school graduates, current medical professionals, and other working professionals looking to change careers.

The Nuclear Medicine Certificate Program obtained initial accreditation from the Joint Review Committee on Education Program in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT) following a site visit in Fall 2011. The JRCNMT is the only programmatic accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation to accredit nuclear medicine technologist educational programs in the territorial United States.

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The certificate program offered by Misericordia University provides students with the education and training required to practice as a nuclear medicine technologist. Training includes:
  • Nuclear medicine operations and regulations
  • Patient care and procedure preparation
  • Preparation and administration of Radiopharmaceuticals
  • Performance of imaging procedures
  • Performance of therapeutic procedures
  • Quality control
Program Objectives:
 
Upon completion of the program students will:
 
  1. Apply learned principles of Nuclear Medicine imaging, radiation protection, nuclear pharmacy and patient care.
  2. Function effectively as a member of the health care team, exercising discretion and good judgment in the performance of their responsibilities.
  3. Be eligible to sit for the national certification examination in Nuclear Medicine.
  4. Demonstrate personal and professional attitudes and standards that will allow them to become assets to the health care industry and the community.
  5. Demonstrate evidence of professional development and/or continuing education.   
For more information and to receive an application for this program please contact:
the Maureen Sheridan, Assistant Director of Admissions, Part-time and Graduate Programs at 570-674-6451; msherida@misericordia.edu
 
For specific questions regarding this program, please contact:
 
Cindy Turchin, M.B.A., C.N.M.T., R.T.(R)(N)                    
Director
Nuclear Medicine Technology Program
301 Lake Street
Dallas, PA 18612-1098
570-674-3044
cturchin@misericordia.edu