A.S. in Nuclear Medicine Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements: Year 1

The admission requirements to the Kettering College nuclear medicine program are:

  • Meet all admission requirements for Kettering College.
  • Be a graduate of an accredited high school with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 (GED score of 170) or have college minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 for at least 12 credits.
  • Provide evidence of a quality academic background in basic science and mathematics. This includes a grade of at least C in one algebra course and two science courses (biology, chemistry, or physics). One of the science courses should include a laboratory.
  • Transfer equivalent credits for MATH 105 Fundamentals of Mathematics (3 credits) or MATH 165
  • College Algebra and Trigonometry (3 credits), earn a grade of C or higher, or score at least 70 percent on the Kettering College math placement test.

Admission Requirements: Year 2

During the first semester at Kettering College, the student should apply to the NMI program at The University of Findlay. Acceptance to the program is not guaranteed and is competitive. (See the program director of RSI at Kettering College for the necessary documents for NMI.) Students should review the NMI website to ensure that they have an understanding of the NMI program.

Tuition, transportation, room, and board: Nuclear medicine students will pay their second-year tuition to The University of  Findlay, not Kettering College. Students are responsible for their own transportation to NMI and to the affiliate hospital. Students must also arrange and pay for room and board while enrolled in the NMI program.

NMI admission is not guaranteed and is contingent upon:

  • Documentation of a minimum of 8 hours of observation in a nuclear medicine department. Some clinical training sites require more than the minimum 8 hours. Students should check with an NMI clinical coordinator for additional information.
  • Acceptance by an NMI clinical affiliate for the 1,400-hour clinical training session. This is an interview process and is arranged by NMI.
  • Providing NMI three positive references.
  • Providing NMI official high school transcripts.
  • Providing NMI official post-secondary transcripts that document “C” (70 percent) or better coursework in the NMI prerequisites.
  • Successful completion of a student background check.
  • Completion of NMI application.

Students accepted into the NMI program must:

  • Provide documentation to NMI of current CPR/BLS certification that will remain valid throughout the clinical practicum.
    Provide documentation of satisfactory medical health per clinical sites’ requirements.
  • All prerequisites for the NMI experience must be passed with C (70 percent) or better.
    For information about NMI, call the NMI administrative assistant: 419-434-4708.

Pre-Enrollment Requirement

Applicants must meet requirements to enroll in MATH 165, College Algebra, and Trigonometry. This may be achieved by transferring an equivalent algebra course or receiving a score of at least 70 percent on the Kettering College mathematics placement test.

Admission Notes

Two-year program

Additional acceptance qualifiers such as medical observation, status as a current Kettering College student, Kettering  College recommendation forms, ACT composite score, and a GPA of 3.00 may influence acceptance.

Applicants must maintain minimal acceptance requirements in all academic work prior to matriculation into the program.

Due to State of Ohio regulations that govern radiation exposure to minors (those younger than 18 years), the student admitted to radiologic technology or nuclear medicine must be 18 years old by mid-October during the first semester in the program. This coincides with the first clinical assignment and possible exposure to ionizing radiation.
It is recommended that all students entering radiologic sciences and imaging programs have computer skills that will enable them to use word processing and/or Windows and spreadsheet operations. Please refer to specific course descriptions for more details.
Prior conviction of a felony, gross misdemeanor, or misdemeanor may prohibit the student from taking the certification examination at the end of the program. Please contact NMI program officials for more details.
Pregnancy is not a reason for being rejected from or removed from the program. The student is advised but not required to inform program faculty of her pregnancy so that measures can be initiated that will protect the fetus from unnecessary exposure to ionizing radiation. Please note that the pregnant student assumes all responsibility for the safety of her fetus during the gestation period.

Registration Process For Second-Year Nuclear Medicine Students

Students must be co-registered at NMI and Kettering College during the second year of the program. Online registration for Kettering College is available while at Findlay. The Kettering College academic advisor must approve the courses registered for.
Students must obtain their Kettering College advisor’s signature and immunization clearance on all four forms (the current term and the entire next year).
Students must sign a University of Findlay financial disclaimer form found in the student services office. This form outlines the specific financial requirements for the yearlong process of registration. NMI students will not be charged a program fee from Kettering College but will be assessed the general fee, which may be paid in advance or prior to receiving their  diploma and/or grade transcript from Kettering College.
Students must have a zero balance prior to going to Findlay in order to register for classes.
Students must arrange to send official Kettering College transcripts to NMI from the Kettering College records office at the end of their first year at Kettering College. Students must also arrange to have official NMI transcripts sent to Kettering College during their second year in the program.

    • Admission Requirements: Year 1

    • Admission Requirements: Year 2

    • Pre-Enrollment Requirement

    • Additional Acceptance Qualifiers

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