How to Apply

2018 Nuclear Medicine Technology Application Instructions

November 21, 2017 – The Nuclear Medicine Technology application instructions have been updated for 2018. The Nuclear Medicine Technology program WILL be utilizing an electronic application process in 2018. The application form and all supplemental documentation must be submitted electronically to the program based on the instructions provided below.

Application Period

The application period for the Nuclear Medicine Technology program begins December 1, 2017 and closes on February 28, 2018 for fall, 2018.

Timeline:

  • Applications accepted – December 1, 2017 through February 28, 2018
  • Observations – January and February
  • First round of interviews – Early March
  • Second round of interviews – Late March
  • Acceptance and rejection letters sent – Early May

Review the Application Checklist

Before you begin the application process, review the Nuclear Medicine Technology application checklist. It’s your responsibility to make sure that your application is complete and submitted before the deadline for admissions consideration.

 

If you are a first time BC student or a previous BC student who is returning to the college after four or more quarters, you must apply to the college first – see Step 1. For current BC students, skip Step 1 and start at Step 2.

Step 1: Complete Bellevue College General Admissions Application

If you are a first time Bellevue College student OR a former BC student who is returning to the college after four or more quarters, you must first complete the Bellevue College General Admissions ApplicationYou will be charged a $55 admission application and processing fee.  This fee will be paid when you pay your tuition for your first quarter classes.

RECOMMENDATION: Complete this step as soon as possible.  It may take several business days for your admission application to be processed.  You will not be able to submit your Nuclear Medicine Technology application until you have been admitted as an active BC student.

Step 2: Complete the Nuclear Medicine Technology program online application

RECOMMENDATION:  Please review Step 3 through Step 7 at your earliest opportunity and prepare these items in advance.  You will NOT be able to stop and save your program application once it is started, so it is important that all additional documents are completed and ready for upload BEFORE you begin the online application.

The link for the online Nuclear Medicine Technology application will be provided on Friday, December 1st.  This is an online application and you will be required to upload several required documents as part of the application process.

Step 3:  Required Prerequisite Documentation

Complete the Nuclear Medicine Technology prerequisite worksheet by entering Course(s) Taken, Completion Year/Quarter, Grades and Credits for each of your required prerequisite courses.  You will also need to enter details on any unmet prerequisites that you plan to take in winter, spring or summer, 2018.  After you have completed the prerequisite worksheet, save the completed form.  You will be required to submit the completed prerequisite worksheet with your program application.  If you do not include a completed prerequisite worksheet, your application will not be processed.

 

Step 4:  Personal Statement

Prepare a personal statement of not more than 500 words discussing unique attributes that you will bring to the program; any personal or imposed challenges or hardships you have overcome in pursing your educational or work goals; or any other special considerations that you believe will make you a good candidate for the program.

Please save your documents as a DOC, DOCX or PDF.  You will upload the saved document to the online application as instructed.

Step 5: Unofficial Transcripts

You must attach a copy of your unofficial transcripts from each college you have attended for prerequisite coursework other than Bellevue College. Official copies of all transcripts must be on file with Bellevue College Evaluations, Student Services OR with the Nuclear Medicine Technology department prior to the end of the application period.

 

Step 6: Resume

Your application must include a current resume.  Please save your resume as a DOC, DOCX or PDF file.  You will upload your resume to the online application as instructed.

 

Step 7: Reference Letter

You will need to provide a reference letter from a current or previous employer.  Please save your reference letter as a DOC, DOCX or PDF file.  You will upload your reference letter to the online application as instructed.

 

Step 8: Pay Nuclear Medicine Technology application fee ($40)

There is a $40 non-refundable program application fee.  You will be required to pay this fee as part of your online application.  Your application is not considered successfully submitted until this fee has been paid.

 

Step 9: Confirmation of your application

Once your online application ahs been successfully submitted, you will receive an email confirmation.  Please save your confirmation as verification of your submission.

 

Step 10: Submission of official transcripts

If your official transcripts are not already on file with Bellevue College Evaluations or Student Services, please have copies of your official transcripts sent to:

Nuclear Medicine, MS T208
Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE
Bellevue, WA 98007-6484

Official transcripts must be on file at the college no later than February 28, 2018.

Step 11: Additional Requirements

These requirements should be completed after you have submitted your complete application (see Steps 1-10).

Interviews

The program requires two interviews.

  • The first interview is with the program director and will occur in February or early March.
  • The second interview is with the program’s clinical supervisors and will occur in the evening toward the end of March (usually the week of spring break – check the academic calendar).
  • Not everyone who gets a first interview will get a second interview.

Required Hospital Observations

A minimum of two observations are required for the Nuclear Medicine Technology program and should be completed prior to the first interview. Learn more about observations on the Required Observations page.

  • Print copies of the required observation form.
  • Email Suzanne Lane (suzanne.lane@bellevuecollege.edu) with the clinic(s) that you are interested in visiting for your observation(s). She will email you with the details on documentation that is required for those hospitals/clinics. After you have returned all the required documentation to her, she will forward the documents to the clinic on your behalf.
  • When you have been approved for observation, Suzanne will provide you with the appropriate contact information. You can then contact the clinic to arrange your observation time. Three hours is the maximum visit.
  • Complete your observations before your first interview. Bring copies of the hospital observation forms with you to your interview.
  • Documentation required for observations often includes (but is not limited to):
    • TB tests (2 within the last 12 months)
    • Tdap vaccine
    • MMR vaccine or positive titers
    • Varicella vaccine or positive titers
    • Current year flu immunization
    • Background check – if one is required, you can obtain a Washington State Patrol background check for a nominal fee. Save an electronic copy of your background check results for submission with your documentation (if required).

Applying for Additional Programs

Some students apply for more than one program within Health Sciences, Education and Wellness Institute. For instance, you might want to apply for both the Ultrasound Technology, Radiation Therapy, Radiologic Technology or Neurodiagnostic Technology programs. If you would like to do this, please note that you will need to complete an application and pay an application fee for each program.

You should also know that each program has unique requirements, procedures, and application periods/deadlines. It’s your responsibility make sure that your application is complete and submitted before each deadline.