Qualified applicants must meet one of the following criteria and pass prerequisite courses listed below.
Upon successful completion of the program, students are awarded a certificate of program completion as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist and will be eligible to be certified through examination by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) or the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
The Northwestern Memorial School of Nuclear Medicine Technology offers a 12-month certificate program. There are two options for students to become a nuclear medicine technologist:
All applicants must demonstrate successful completion of the following prerequisite college-level courses with a grade of C or higher:
School of Nuclear Medicine Technology Technical Standards Applicants must perform medical procedures with accuracy and precision. The nature of the work is such that speed, safety and accuracy are essential skills. While failure to perform these essential functions may not prevent individuals from practicing in the clinical setting, lack of any or all of these abilities may prove challenging to the work experience and may compromise patient safety or the diagnostic value of procedures.
In order to be considered for admission, applicants must, with or without reasonable accommodation, have the ability to meet the following technical standards. These standards are considered essential functions and skills of the profession.
Please read the School of Nuclear Medicine Technology Program Technical Standards (pdf).