The Nuclear Medicine Institute (NMI) at the University of Findlay is known worldwide as one of the best and most established programs with a history of graduating more than 1750 nuclear medicine technologists over the years. Started in 1966 in Cleveland, Ohio, NMI moved to the campus of then-Findlay College in 1984. NMI is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine (JRCNMT).
Upon successful completion of the program, a student is eligible to apply for one, or possibly both, of the national certification exams offered in nuclear medicine technology.
NMI is a one-year professional program, which is completed during the final year of the chosen degree and/or certificate track.
NMI's one-year program is highly intense. The program begins with one semester of intensive classes during which students are in class 28-32 hours each week. The clinical training portion of the program is 31 weeks long and students are required to complete 40 hours of training per week.
Clinical training takes place at one or more of the NMI clinical affiliates. During clinical training, students learn the practical application of the theory and receive hands‑on experience in performing nuclear medicine procedures under the supervision of a certified nuclear medicine technologist. A review week and final exam are scheduled at the end of clinical training.
Graduates of the NMI program, as well as any other certified nuclear medicine technologists, are also eligible for our one-year PET/CT program. This is a one-year professional program, to prepare and make students eligible for board certification in Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Computed Tomography (CT). Students may earn a second Bachelor of Science degree in this program. The Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography (PET/CT) program begins with one semester of asynchronous online classes, taught by professionals with experience in the fields of nuclear medicine, PET/CT, and/or CT imaging. The clinical training portion of the program is performed in PET/CT departments, as well as diagnostic CT departments, to gain the necessary competencies to sit for the PET and CT registry boards.
There are specific admission requirements for NMI. Please click the button below to view the NMI admission process:
- Members of the NMI faculty are heavily involved with national organizations and the accreditation board.
- NMI graduates score well on the national certification exams.
- NMI graduates are leaders in the field and new NMI graduates are recruited by employers nationwide.
- The NMI offers a wide range of clinical affiliate training in reference to size, geographic location and variety of procedures.
- NMI's accelerated curriculum allows for completion of the professional program in one year.
- The academic session of NMI covers all aspects of nuclear medicine (including diagnostic exams, therapies, nuclear cardiology, nuclear oncology, SPECT and PET).