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Ferris State University now offers an opportunity for you, a certified and/or licensed nuclear medicine technologists to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in nuclear medicine technology.
Designed with you in mind, the program combines specialized nuclear medicine technology courses with general education requirements. Specialized courses include advanced instrumentation, advanced imaging, advanced cardiology, research methodology and radiopharmacology. The curriculum consists of seven nuclear medicine courses as well as courses in epidemiology and statistics, supervisory practices, physics, advanced composition, biology, communications, cultural enrichment and social awareness. A faculty member can advise you on the sequence of courses and transfer equivalencies.
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In nuclear medicine, radionuclides (unstable atoms that emit radiation spontaneously) are
used to diagnose and treat disease. Nuclear medicine technologists administer these radiopharmaceuticals to patients, then monitor the characteristics and functions of tissues or organs in which they localize. Abnormal areas show higher or lower concentrations of radioactivity than normal.
Nuclear medicine technologists operate gamma scintillation cameras that detect and map the radioactive material in the patient's body to create an image. Nuclear medicine technologists explain test procedures to patients. They prepare a dosage of the radiopharmaceutical and administer it by injection or other means. Technologists then produce the images for a physician to interpret. Technologists adhere to safety standards to keep radiation doses to workers and patients as low as reasonably achievable.
Employment in the field is expected to grow by 19% from 2010-2020. Almost 8 out of 10 jobs are in hospitals. The rest are in specialized settings including imaging centers, radiopharmacies, and manufacturers. The national median annual base salary of full-time nuclear medicine technologists was $68,560 in 2010.
Detailed Course FactsApplication deadline August; January; May Tuition fee
* tuition fee per credit hourNot specified Start date January,May,August 2015 Languages Take an IELTS test
Required Courses/Credit Hours
- FSUS 100 Ferris State Univ Seminar
- HCSA 336 Health Care Supervisory Pract
- CCHS 315 Epidemiology - Statistics
- CHEM 114 Intro to General Chemistry
- BIOL 205 Human Anatomy-Physiology
- PHYS 211 Introductory Physics
- PHYS 212 Introductory Physics
- MATH 116 Intermediate Algebra-Num Trig
- ENGL 150 English 1
- ENGL 250 English 2
- ENGL 321 Advanced Composition
- COMM 105 or 121 or 221 3 *Cultural Enrichment (One at 200 level or higher) 9 *Social Awareness (One at 200 level or higher)
Professional Core Courses 69 credits required
- NUCM 100 Intro to Nuclear Medicine
- NUCM 101 Practical Math in Nuclear Med
- NUCM 110 Prin-Prac of Nuclear Medicine
- NUCM 111 Prin-Prac of Nuclear Med Lab
- NUCM 205 Nuclear Med Instrumentation
- NUCM 206 Nuclear Med Instrumentation La
- NUCM 215 Nuclear Medicine Imaging
- NUCM 216 Nuclear Med Imaging 1 Lab
- NUCM 240 Cross Sectional Imaging 1
- NUCM 320 Nuclear Medicine Imaging 2
- NUCM 321 Nuclear Med Imaging 2 Lab
- NUCM 340 Advanced Imaging Techniques
- NUCM 350 Advanced Nuclear Cardiology
- NUCM 351 Adv Nuclear Cardiology Lab
- NUCM 360 Management-Leadership in NMT
- NUCM 380 Diagnostic Imaging Techniques
- NUCM 480 Research Methodology
- NUCM 493 Clinical Application in NMT 1
- NUCM 494 Clinical Application in NMT 2
- NUCM 499 Capstone for NMT
- CCHS 101 Orientation-Health Care
- CCHS 102 Safety Issues-Health Care
- MRIS 102 Orientation to Med Vocabulary
Semester hours required for graduation: 120
English Language Requirements
IELTS band : 5.5 TOEFL iBT® test : 61
To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you totake an IELTS test. More About IELTS
Students must be admitted to the university. To be qualified to enter the professional sequence of the program high school students must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA, a math ACT subscore of 19 and a minimum grade of "B" in chemistry. Transfer students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 with a minimum grade of "C" in MATH 110 and in chemistry with a laboratory.
To assure students of a quality technical education in classroom/lab and clinical practice, enrollment is limited. Students who meet or will have met the program's qualification criteria by the end of Fall semester are required to apply to the program's professional sequence between January 15 and January 30 of the year prior to the August professional sequence entry. Admission will be based upon date of qualification.
No work experience is required.
- Academic Excellence Scholarship
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
- Alumni Study Travel Fund
Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.
- Amsterdam Merit Scholarships
The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.
* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Ferris State University.
Ferris Statewide Endowed Scholarship: All students enrolled in an off-campus, site–based, undergraduate program for at least six credit hours are eligible to apply.
Ferris Statewide Freshman Achievement Scholarship: This scholarship will be automatically awarded to the first 25 students who meet the scholarship criteria.
Ferris Statewide Adult Learner Life Changing Scholarship: This scholarship will be awarded to the first 25 newly admitted students who meet the scholarship criteria and submit all application materials.
Ferris Statewide Transfer Achievement Scholarship: This scholarship will be automatically awarded to the first 75 students who meet the scholarship criteria.
The Roberta Teahen Scholarship: Students wishing to be considered for this scholarship must be admitted to and enrolled at a Ferris State University Statewide (off-campus) location for at least 5 credit hours.
Ferris/GRCC Assist Scholarship: A scholarship will be awarded to a full-time or part-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled with both Ferris State University and Grand Rapids Community College.
Digital Animation and Game Design Student Scholarship: A scholarship will be awarded to a Ferris student majoring in Digital Animation and Game Design, to be used exclusively for educational expenses.
Digital Media Software Engineering Student Scholarship: A scholarship will be awarded to a Ferris student majoring in Digital Media Software Engineering, to to be used exclusively for educational expenses.
Grand Rapids Endowed Scholarship Student Scholarship: A scholarship will be awarded to a Ferris student admitted to any Grand Rapids program, full-time or part-time undergraduate or graduate student, to be used exclusively for educational expenses.
Industrial Technology & Management Student Scholarship: A scholarship will be awarded to a Ferris student majoring in Industrial Technology and Management, to be used exclusively for educational expenses.
Molecular Diagnostics Annual Scholarship: A scholarship will be awarded to a Ferris student majoring in Molecular Diagnostics and attending classes at the Grand Rapids campus, to be used exclusively for educational expenses.
Alumni Board Scholarship: The College of Education and Human Services Alumni Board annually offers four scholarshipsfor which students apply. Members of the Alumni Board evaluate student applications on the basis of their academic records, leadership potential, service to Ferris State University, and written essays.
Millard J. and Ida Quinlan Scholarship: Mr. Millard Quinlan and his sister, Ida, were Michigan teachers for over thirty years. In recognition of their excellence in teaching, the Quinlan Scholarship funds up to 25% of tuition and other educational related expenses to academically successful students from Luce, Mackinaw, and Chippewa Counties.
Scott D. Whitener Memorial, Dean’s Excellence in Education Scholarship: Dr. Whitener, the former Dean of the College of Education, was known throughout Michigan for his commitment to students, innovation, and excellence. He was very active and engaged throughout his career to ensure that Ferris State University students succeed. This scholarship honors the late Dr. Whitener and supports students who demonstrate achievement and leadership
Ferris offers select programs in an online format so you can move ahead without moving all over town. We offer many certificates as well as bachelor degree-completion programs and master's degree programs.
In addition to our many programs which can be completed fully online, we also have some programs which have the added feature of some face to face instruction. Our Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning and Refrigeration degree, Technical Education (Pro-Mo-Ted), and Master's degree in Business Administration all provide the opportunity to have the best of both worlds...a majority of the coursework online, blended with some face-to-face traditional classroom time, to give you an opportunity to meet others in your program and get to know your faculty instructors!