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Submited by Donna Mars, M.Ed., CNMT, NCT, Associate Professor and Interim NMT Program Chair

Baptist College of Health Sciences welcomes eight new junior students to the program. After starting the program in Fall 2017, the junior students are quickly adjusting to their clinical schedule

Junior students celebrating NM Week 2017.

and the challenges of the professional curriculum. Currently, the students are taking their first clinical procedures course while also focusing on nuclear medicine instrumentation, computed tomography, and nuclear cardiology. As a part of the nuclear cardiology course, the students will be participating in interprofessional education (IPE) activities with the Respiratory Care students, focusing on how each discipline utilizes data from electrocardiography and cardiac imaging procedures to evaluate cardiac physiology. The students will explore how this data is used to guide diagnostic and treatment interventions.

The April 12th graduation date is fast approaching for the four graduating seniors in the program. The senior students are busy finishing their research projects in preparation for the student competition at the Nuclear Medicine Technologist of Tennessee annual meeting in March. This year, all of the senior students selected quantitative research projects. In addition to completing the research projects, the seniors are in the process of preparing for the certification examinations in nuclear medicine and computed tomography. We wish them well as they continue toward their professional goals.

Baptist College is excited to announce a new admissions pathway into the Bachelors of Health Sciences with a major in Nuclear Medicine Technology. Credentialed medical radiographers graduating from an accredited medical radiography program can receive block credit for their RT(R) credential. The new pathway is an excellent opportunity for medical radiography students from associate degree programs to continue their education and potentially add a new credential in nuclear medicine technology. For more information, go to the Baptist College website (www.bchs.edu).

Senior students taking part in Sustainability Week activities by planting flowers on the campus.