​​​Graduate Outcomes

Graduate achievement data is a​n 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: 

https://www.jrcnmt.org/students/program-graduate-outcom​es/


Completion Rate

97 percent - Overall program completion rate for classes from January 2013 to January 2018.

94 percent - Academic completion rate from January 2013 to January 2019.


Additional Details:

ClassAcademic Enrollment*Successfully Completed Academic
Clinical EnrollmentSuccessfully Completed  Program
January 2019
22
17
17
**
August 2018
32
27
 27
**
January 2018
12
11
11
10**
August 2017
22
22
22
22
January 2017
9
9
9
9
August 2016
18
 18
18
18
January 2016

4
4
4
4
August 2015
15
15
15
14
January 2015
5
5
5
5
August 2014
14
14
14
14
January 2014
8
8
8
7
August 2013
15
15
15
15
January 2013
6                   
6
6
6
​​

Reasons for students not completing the program were varied, but included academic performance and disciplinary action. A little less than half of the students re-enrolled in the program and the remaining students explored other career paths.

** The students of the August 2018 and January 2019 classes are currently enrolled in the clinical phase of the program and/or are nearing program completion. 



Certification Results


The first-time certification of NMI graduates for the previous five years (2014-2018) is 78 percent. This percentage increases to 84% pass rate when accounting for repeat test takers. The remaining graduates are eligible for national certification.

There are two national certification exams for nuclear medicine technologists. One is offered by The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). The NMI passing rate for first time examinees on the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) exam for the previous five years (2014-2018) is 78 percent. The other national certification exam is offered by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board. The NMI Passing rate for first time examinees for the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) exam for the last five years (2014-2018) is 84 percent.

Upon successful completion of the NMI program, all students are eligible to apply to the NMTCB to take the national certification exam in nuclear medicine technology. Students may or may not be eligible to take the ARRT certification exam, depending on patient load, degree achieved and clinical competencies completed. The ARRT has specific clinical competency requirements that may not be met by some clinical facilities, depending on patient load. Eligibility requirements for ARRT certification in nuclear medicine technology call for candidates to have earned an associate (or more advanced) degree from an accrediting agency recognized by ARRT.

The following tables display the University of Findlay's NMI graduate outcomes compiled from JRCNMT annual reports. The graduates may have taken one or both of the certification exams. All NMI graduates were eligible for one or both of the certification exams when they completed the NMI Program.

Graduation Rate

Year
Enro​lled
Graduated
Percent
2014
22
21
95%
2015
20
19
95%
2016
22
22100%
2017
31
31
100%
201844Pending August Graduation*Pending August Graduation*


Certification Exams - 5 Year Pass Rate

Years
ARRT
#Examinees
ARRT
Pass Rate
NMTCB
# Examinees
NMTCB
Pass Rate
2014-2018
36
78%113
78%
 
JRCNMT Graduate Outcomes Data
Graduate outcomes are indicators of program effectiveness, demonstrating the extent to which a program achieves its goals. Programmatic graduate outcomes data reported on the JRCNMT website include: five-year time period of current report; graduation rate; ARRT credentialing success; NMTCB credentialing success and job placement rate.

Graduate Outcomes Report  



Job Placement

Employed as a NMT within 6 months of graduation

Year
Grad # Full Time % Part Time %
2014
21
6
29%3
14%
2015
21
7
33%2
10%
2016
197
37%5
26%
2017
22
4
18%5
26%
​2018
31
​13
42%​1​​3%

Continuing Formal Education

Year
# %
2014
6
29%
2015
5
24%
2016
3
16%
2017
2
9%
​2018
6​1​9%

Not employed as NMT or seeking job

Year
# %
2014
2
10%
2015
3
14%
2016
4
21%
2017
4
18%
​2018
​1
3%​

Non-Respondents

Year
# %
2014
4
19%
2015
4
19%
2016
4
21%
2017
9
41%
2018
10
​32%


* The remaining students are eligible for one or both of the national certification exams.

Upon successful completion of the NMI program, all students are eligible to apply to the NMTCB to take the national certification exam in nuclear medicine technology. Students may or may not be eligible to take the ARRT certification exam, depending on patient load, degree achieved and clinical competencies completed. 

Please note that our 2019 statistics will be made available in the spring 2020, as our August 2018 class will not graduate until August 2019 and the January 2019 class will not graduate until January 2020, with ARRT and/or NMTCB certification exams to follow.