Ministry Saint Joseph’s Nuclear Medicine Program Celebrates Three Graduates
August 4, 2016
Graduation ceremonies were held July 20th for three students graduating from the Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital Nuclear Medicine Technology Program.
Upon completion of their twelve-month internship, Greg Lanik, Abby LeBrun, and Kathryn Prahl-Van Schyndel received a certificate of graduation from Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital.
Prahl-Van Schyndel, daughter of Arlo and Susan Prahl from Wausau, WI, has accepted a position with Riverview Hospital in Wisconsin Rapids. LeBrun, daughter of Brian and Megan LeBrun from Clarks Grove, MN will begin employment with Siemens Healthcare in Knoxville, TN; Greg Lanik, from Onalaska, WI is currently interviewing.
Additionally, they will receive a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology from the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse. The graduates are eligible to take the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board examination (NMTCB) and/or the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists – Nuclear Medicine examination (ARRT-NM) to become nationally certified as Nuclear Medicine Technologists.
Nuclear Medicine is a medical specialty that uses small amounts of radioactive materials, called radiopharmaceuticals, to diagnose and treat disease. A Nuclear Medicine Technologist is a highly specialized health care professional that combines a strong background in chemistry, physics, mathematics, and computer technology with quality patient care to assess both the function and structure of the organ being analyzed.
The Nuclear Medicine Technology Program at Ministry Saint Joseph’s is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT) and the Nuclear Medicine Department is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR).