The pre-nuclear medicine technology program is a four-year course of instruction designed to provide a bachelor of arts degree with a major in biology pre-nuclear medicine technology.
Saint Mary’s University has a fully accredited unified program in nuclear medicine technology in conjunction with NorthShore University HealthSystem with clinical facilities at Evanston Hospital in Evanston, Ill., Glenbrook Hospital in Glenview, Ill., and Highland Park Hospital in Highland Park, Ill. This accreditation is granted by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology, 2000 W. Danforth Rd., Ste 130 #203, Edmond, OK 73003. A maximum of seven students yearly are selected to enter this program. Applicants to Saint Mary’s nuclear medicine technology program are not selected based on GPA alone, but SMU cumulative and SMU major grade point averages must be at least 2.500. Saint Mary’s University is also affiliated with the nuclear medicine technology program at the Mayo School of Health Sciences in Rochester, Minn.
Prior to a clinical year of internship, the student must complete three years of course work (90 credits) at Saint Mary’s University, including the general education requirements. Of these 90 credits, 30 credits must be upper-division credits. Acceptance to the clinical program at NorthShore University HealthSystem or Mayo is contingent upon the student’s academic achievement. Upon successful completion of the clinical program, the student receives a certificate in nuclear medicine technology and is eligible to take the certification exam of the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) or the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (AART).
Students may also choose to fulfill all biology major degree requirements prior to entering the clinical training (see F below).
A student graduating from Saint Mary’s University prior to completing the nuclear medicine technology training program at NorthShore University Health System or Mayo will receive a bachelor of arts degree with a major in biology pre-nuclear medicine technology. A student graduating from Saint Mary’s University after successfully completing the nuclear medicine technology training program at NorthShore University Health System or Mayo will receive a bachelor of arts degree with a major in biology nuclear medicine technology.