The purpose of program evaluation is to systematically study, investigate and appraise the effectiveness of the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program in order to ensure that the program continues to provide a signature educational program that produces graduates who are prepared to be leaders in their field.

Graduate outcomes are indicators of program effectiveness, demonstrating the extent to which a program achieves its goals. Programmatic graduate outcomes data reported on the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT) website include: 5-year time period of current report; graduation rate; The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) credentialing success; Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) credentialing success and job placement rate.

PROGRAM MISSION:

The UAB Nuclear Medicine Technology Program is dedicated to providing a quality master’s level program by offering didactic and clinical coursework in a curriculum that is designed to prepare students to become competent and productive technologists. The program also serves the profession through its offering of continuing education activities and educational products.

PROGRAM GOALS:

  1. Provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to secure employment as an entry-level nuclear medicine technologist.
  2. Provide students with the knowledge necessary to pass national certification.
  3. Provide health care employers with competent graduates.
  4. Offer educational activities and materials to the health care community.
  5. Provide help for students with future graduate school request.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  1. Knowledge required for entry level practice.
  2. Cognitive/Psychomotor skills required for practice.
  3. Application of knowledge to practice in field of nuclear medicine technology.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES:

JRCNMT Provided – UAB Outcomes Report Data 2013-2017 (PDF)

NMT Program First Time Pass Rate for NMTCB Certification

YearUAB NMT ProgramNational Average for Equivalent ProgramsNational Average Overall
2009 100% 94% 90%
2010 93% 92% 88%
2011 94% 93% 91%
2012 88% 91% 89%
2013 100% 91% 88%
2014 89% 90% 88%
2015 92% 91% 87%
2016 82% 89% 83%

UAB NMT Applicant and Class Data

NMT Applicant and Class Data20112012201320142016
Applications Received n/a 34 28 38 5
Enrolled 21 20 16 19 5
Average Entering GPA 3.56 3.21 3.14 3.07 3.07

*2015 - No entering class data due to transition from BS to MS degree.

UAB NMT Cohort Data

NMT Cohort Data2011-20132012-20142013-20152014-2016
Enrolled 21 20 16 19
Academic Attrition 2 2 3 1
Personal Attrition 1 0 0 0
Graduated 18 18 13 17
Graduated Rate 86% 90% 81% 89%

UAB NMT Graduate Employment and Education Outcomes

UAB NMT Graduate Outcomes20122013201420152016
Employed in NMT 57.1% 68.8% 38.5% 67% 90%
Enrolled in Education Program 30.8% 14.3% 23.0% 0.0% 5%