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FAQs - Nuclear Medicine

What can I do to further my career once I receive my AS in Nuclear Medicine?
What type of degree do I receive?

Students will be awarded an Associate of Science degree upon completion of the 22 month program.

How many credits are in the program?

The Associates of Science degree is 75 credits, 48 are from nuclear medicine courses and the other 27 credits are from pre- and co-requisites.

Are there any courses that should be completed before applying?
​General Education Courses ​​Credits
​BSC 2085 Anatomy & Physiology I​3
​BSC 2085L Anatomy & Physiology I Lab​1
​BSC 2086 Anatomy & Physiology II​3
​BSC 2086L Anatomy & Physiology II Lab​1
​ENC 1101 Composition I​3
​PHY 1001 Applied Physics​3
​CHM 1032 Chemistry for Health Sciences​3
​CHM 1032L Chemistry for Health Sciences Lab​1
​MAC 1105 College Alg​ebra​​3

 

What is the length of the program?

The Associates of Science degree is a 22 month program beginning in August and finishing in June.​

Should I submit my application by a certain date?

For exact time frames for the application period, check on the Health Sciences Admissions web page. Confirmation of a student’s acceptance into the program is confirmed after the deadline for applications and review of the applicant pool is completed. Admission is limited to available seats in the program.  

Is financial assistance available?
Yes. Financial aid information on scholarships, loans and grants can be found through the Student Financial Services office on campus or on the Financial Aid section of this website.
When and where are classes in this program offered?

Nuclear Medicine didactic courses are taught on the North Campus located in Coconut Creek, Building 41, Room 151 and Room 152.  Nuclear Medicine clinical courses are conducted at hospitals and outpatient centers within Broward, Dade and Palm Beach counties. All clinical and didactic courses are held Monday through Friday between the hours of 8am to 4pm.

What is the approximate total cost of the program – including tuition, books, uniforms, etc.?
The estimated total cost of the Nuclear Medicine Program for Florida residents including tuition, special course fees, books, uniforms, and other fees (e.g., insurance, background checks, drug screening, health physical) is $10,000* for residents in the AS Program​​. For out-of-state applicants, the estimated total cost is $30,000* for the AS program. For general college tuition information.

* The cost listed above is a current estimate and is subject to change without notice.

 

Are uniforms required?

Yes. There is a required uniform for all clinical and lab courses, which is available for purchase at the bookstore.

Do I need to take a licensing examination after I graduate?

Yes. To practice Nuclear Medicine in the state of Florida, you must have a license. The program has exceeded the national average with regard to pass rates on the licensing examination. Graduates are required to successfully complete a national examination in order to receive a license to practice in the state of Florida.

 

How does the current job market look?

There are definite signs of improvement in the job outlook for Nuclear Medicine Technologists.  The US Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics states that “Employment of nuclear medicine technologists is projected to grow 20 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations.” As the population continues to age, there will be an increasing demand for diagnostic imaging. For additional information, please visit US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics.

What are the Florida residency requirements as it relates to tuition?

You can find the information about Florida residency here.  Generally, you must have established and maintained legal residency in Florida for a minimum of twelve months prior to the first day of the term that you enter the College.

What salary can I expect after I graduate?

Salaries range from $50,000 to $70,000 annually for the new graduate.

Is the program accredited?

The Nuclear Medicine Program offer​ed by Broward College is accredited by​ the Joint Review Committee for Education Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT)​​. ​The current accreditation period extends ​through ​2019. Additional information regarding accreditation can be found at http://jrcnmt.org​.

Who can I contact for additional information?

Belinda Mouradian, M.Ed., RT (R), (N), CNMT

Program Manager 

 

 

Does the program provide job placement services?
No. The program does not offer any type of job placement service, but you should use Broward College’s Career Center for help in resume writing, cover letters, interviewing techniques and to get access to jobs through Job Track.
When do the first classes begin?

Classes begin every August.

How do you determine who is accepted into the program?

A point system based on degree-required general education courses is utilized to rank applicants.  Acceptance depends on where the student falls in the point ranking system with the top ranking students being accepted. Specifics regarding applying to the program are available on the Health Sciences Admissions page. The points system can be found on the Health Science Program Pre-Requisites Chart.

 
How do I know if my application is complete and if I have been accepted to the program?

Once accepted to Broward College, students will receive a letter with their Student ID number. Students should utilize this Student ID number to log into their Broward Student Account at www.broward.edu to monitor transcript evaluations and their Limited Access Program Application. Students must also monitor their Broward Student Email account as that is where the admissions department will communicate with students regarding application status and program acceptance.  The admissions and selection process is managed by the Health Sciences Admissions Department. 


Please Note: The Nuclear Medicine Program does not oversee this process.  For questions about your application or acceptance into the program, please contact the Health Sciences Admissions Department
or by calling (954) 201 2892.

 

Can I enroll in the Nuclear Medicine program as a part-time student?
No, the program is designed to be taken in sequential order for full-time students.
Is there a waiting list?
There is no waiting list to get into the Nuclear Medicine Program at Broward College. Each year applicants are accepted based on the Admissions criteria. Those who are not admitted must reapply for the following year.
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