The University of New Mexico's Nuclear Medicine Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT). The JRCNMT is the only programmatic accrediting agency recognized to accredit nuclear medicine technologist educational programs offered through traditional and distance education formats in the United States and its territories. The JRCNMT holds recognition from the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
The Nuclear Medicine Imaging Technology Program requires
completion of prerequisites and upon acceptance includes
a full-time 14-month curriculum of classroom and clinical training.
This training provides the student with the knowledge and skills
necessary to perform complex diagnostic procedures involving the
in-vitro and in-vivo use of radiopharmaceuticals using state-of-the-art
nuclear instrumentation. Upon successful completion, students are
eligible to sit for the national certifying examination administered by the
Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB)
and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
This program awards a bachelor’s degree (BSRS) with a concentration in Nuclear Medicine or a certificate in Nuclear Medicine technology for those eligible. Current students or entering freshman students or those students who currently hold an associate's degree or higher may apply to enter the Nuclear Medicine program once prerequisites are completed. Please seek program advisement for more information.
Please also seek eligibility requirements to sit for the national certification boards at NMTCB http://www.nmtcb.org/exam/aeinstructions.php#altering and ARRT https://www.arrt.org/Certification/Acacemic-Degree-Requirement
The application deadline is the first Friday in April.
Accepted applicants will require on-going program advisement for course plan.
For more information, please email or call the program coordinator at 505-272-5254