Why study nuclear medicine technology at Benedictine?

Benedictine University is one of the few colleges or universities that offers a program in Nuclear Medicine Technology. At Benedictine, you will benefit from:

  • A strong science curriculum balanced with courses in the humanities and social sciences
  • A superb location near many outstanding medical facilities
  • A suburban setting with easy access to Chicago
  • Close contact with a faculty advisor knowledgeable in requirements and procedures for applying to a nuclear medicine technology program

What does the Nuclear Medicine Technology program at Benedictine offer?

Technology and systems in the field of nuclear medicine technology are changing so rapidly that directors of the program encourage those interested in the field to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Our Nuclear Medicine Technology prepares you to:

  • Provide patient care that includes concern for radiation safety
  • Recognize emergency patient conditions
  • Develop administrative capability that includes supervisory and record-keeping functions and radionuclide accountability
  • Take the registry examination for a certified nuclear medicine technologist
  • Understand patient concerns and fears about their illness and treatment

How does the program work?

In the Nuclear Medicine Technology program, you will complete your first three years of course work at Benedictine University. You should complete all college graduation requirements during these three years while maintaining a grade point average of 2.8 or above. During your junior year, you must apply to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for your clinical education. The admissions process is competitive. During your senior year, you will complete a 13-month, 36 semester credit-hour clinical education curriculum.

When you complete this curriculum, you will be awarded the B.A in Biology-Allied Health, and a certificate of qualification as a nuclear medical technologist. You will be eligible to take certifying examinations administered by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and the Board of Registry of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.



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William R. Law, Ph.D.
Dean of the College of Science

Tonia Rucker, Assistant to the Dean
Email: trucker@ben.edu
Phone: (630) 829-6187
Fax: (630) 829-6186

Dean's Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Dean's Office Location:
Birck Hall Room 119