About the Program
The nuclear medicine imaging sciences program is a full-time online program with a cohort of 40 students beginning each fall semester and continuing through the following spring and summer semesters. The program consists of 80 semester credits of prerequisite course work and 40 semester credits in the program for a total of semester 120 credits. Graduates receive a Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Medicine Imaging Sciences.
The “classroom courses” are conducted via distance education using Blackboard, primarily through the Internet, by faculty at UAMS. Clinical education is conducted at a variety of clinical affiliates in Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Jonesboro, Little Rock, Rogers, Springdale, and Texarkana, Arkansas; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Dallas and Tyler, Texas; and Tulsa, Oklahoma. The number and location of clinical affiliates may change. Students from these areas are encouraged to apply for admission and if accepted will be able to complete the program from any location where active clinical affiliates are present.
The clinical affiliates in Arkansas include Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Cardinal Health Nuclear Pharmacy Services (Little Rock, Fort Smith and Springdale), Christus St. Michael Health System, CHI St. Vincent Heart Clinic Arkansas, Highland Oncology PET, Jefferson Regional Medical Center, John L. McClellan Veterans Hospital, Mercy Hospital of Northwest Arkansas, Red River Pharmacy Services (Jonesboro, Texarkana), St. Bernards Medical Center, CHI St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center, Texarkana Cardiology Associates, Texarkana P.E.T. Imaging Institute, LP, Sparks Regional Medical Center, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and Washington Regional Medical Center.
The clinical affiliates in Dallas include Cardinal Health Nuclear Pharmacy Services, Cardiology Consultants of Texas, Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, Clinical Ancillary Services Clinic, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center of Dallas – PET and VA North Texas Healthcare System.
The clinical affiliates in Tyler include East Texas Medical Center, NuTech Radiopharmacy, Inc., and the University of Texas Health Center at Tyler.
The clinical affiliates in Baton Rouge are the Baton Rouge General Medical Center (Bluebonnet), Cardinal Health Nuclear Pharmacy Services, Cardiovascular Institute of the South, North Oaks Medical Center (Hammond), and Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center.
The clinical affiliates in Tulsa include Cardinal Health Nuclear Pharmacy Services, Saint Francis Hospital, and St. John Health System.