Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital Nuclear Medicine Technology Program began in 1980 and has maintained exemplary accreditation since its inception.
The program, which begins the fourth Monday in August, includes twelve months of both didactic and clinical training. Clinical rotations take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and begin anywhere from 5:30-8:30 a.m. During this time students apply their didactic knowledge by clinically working with patients and equipment. Didactic lectures are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. for approximately the first nine months after which the students will be working clinically full-time fine-tuning their technical skills. Students will gradually be given more and more responsibility as the year goes on and eventually perform patient procedures independently and with confidence.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a certificate from Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital Nuclear Medicine Technology Program. Graduates are eligible to take professional certification examinations offered by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Every graduate of Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital Nuclear Medicine Technology Program has successfully passed their board examinations.
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