Bellevue College’s Nuclear Medicine Technology (NMT) Associate of Applied Science degree program is a selective admissions program accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT). Students must apply to the college and also to the program. Interviews will be held to determine the best candidates. Prerequisites must be completed by the time the program commences; you may apply if you are still finishing them, but preference may be given to those who have completed all prerequisites at the time of application.
Qualities considered in the acceptance process:
- Understanding of nuclear medicine and the job functions of a nuclear medicine technologist
- Verbal and written communication skills
- Interview performance
- GPA in prerequisite courses
- Educational attainment
- Bachelor’s or associate degree preferred
- Completion of prerequisites
- Work/volunteer experience
- Prior health care experience preferred
- Certifications in other allied health fields is a plus
- Personal statement
- Completion of application requirements (reference letter from employer, 2 observations)
What are my chances of being accepted?
Because this is a selective admissions program, your chances depend on the quality of the applicant pool in the year that you apply. It is impossible to pinpoint any one quality that puts accepted candidates above those who are not accepted, although the above list is in approximate order of priority. If you are not accepted you may re-apply; reapplicants are often accepted into the program, as can be seen in the table below.
|Number of Applicants||11||11||11||14||11|
|Number of Accepted Applicants||9||8||8||9||9|
|Number of Alternates||2||0||0||1||1|
|Number of Re-applicants||2||1||1||2||1|
|Number of Re-applicants Accepted||2||1||1||2||1|
In the last five years (2017-2021):
- 31 of 38 enrollees graduated
- 31 of 31 passed the NMTCB exam
- 31 of 31 obtained jobs in nuclear medicine
2017 – 5 graduates
2018 – 8 graduates
2019 – 5 graduates
2020 – 7 graduates
2021 – 6 graduates
2015 – 2017 – 2
2016 – 2018 – 0
2017 – 2019 – 2
2018 – 2020 – 1
2019 – 2021 – 2
Graduate achievement data is an indicator of program effectiveness, demonstrating the extent to which a program achieves its goals. The current report on graduate achievement data, identified by program, is available on the JRCNMT website by clicking on the following link: Graduate Achievement Data.
Bellevue College Programs and Professional Licensure
The Bellevue College Nuclear Medicine Technology Program curriculum is designed to meet the educational requirements for national certification that is required for employment in the United States. Nuclear Medicine Technologists (NMTs) are certified by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
The Bellevue College Nuclear Medicine Technology Program curriculum is designed to meet the educational requirements for state department of health licensure that is required for employment in the state of Washington. Washington State Department of Health is the agency responsible for individual licensure.
Bellevue College has not determined if the nuclear medicine technology program at Bellevue College meets the state education requirements in any other state, any U.S. Territory, or the District of Columbia. Please contact the state regulatory agency for nuclear medicine technology in any other state for which this information is needed. The Society for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging has a convenient link for state requirements.
For additional information on professional licensure requirements for Bellevue College programs, please visit our SARA page.
For information about nuclear medicine and the profession of nuclear medicine technology, visit these websites:
Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMCTB)
3558 Habersham @ Northlake, Bldg.
Tucker, GA 30084
JRCNMT: Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine
2000 W. Danforth Rd, Ste 130 #203
Edmond, OK 73003
SNMMI: Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
1850 Samuel Morse Drive
Reston, VA 20190
Information about Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Last Updated December 15, 2022