The future of health care requires competent, well-trained professionals to assure the delivery of cost effective, high quality care. The University of Nebraska Medical Center Division of Radiation Science Technology Education has developed an exciting option for imaging and radiation science professionals interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Radiation Science Technology (BSRST). The BSRST Degree Advancement Option (DAO) is available through distance education technology and can be completed on a part-time basis by practicing imaging and radiation science professionals.The Bachelor of Science in Radiation Science Technology (BSRST) Degree Advancement Option (DAO) allows working imaging and radiation science professionals the opportunity to advance their education. Qualified candidates work with an adviser to develop an individual plan of study that tailors students’ clinical and educational backgrounds with their professional goals.Students must have completed an accredited radiography, radiation therapy, sonography, or nuclear medicine technology program, and be registered and in good standing in their profession. Students are allowed up to 5 years to complete the degree advancement option; however it is possible to complete the program in as little as three semesters.
University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that enables maximum learning and because technology provides students with maximum access to education.
Completed a minimum of 40 hours of specific college prerequisite courses prior to enrollment in the program. Request information or call to speak with an adviser about transfer credit or meeting these prerequisites.
Be registered and in good standing with the ARRT or NMTCB (proof of registration may be required)
A minimum of 20 semester hours of coursework from UNMC must be completed to qualify for radiation science degree completion. Students work with an adviser to create a flexible plan of study that meets their needs whilch still allowing them to reach their goals. The Plan of Study includes 10 hours of required allied health courses and a large selection of radiation science elective courses that tailor the technologiest's clinical and educational background with their professional goals.
Required course topics:
|Health Care Ethics & Critical Thinking|
|Management in Health Care|
|Scanning the Health Care Environment|
|Case Studies & Jornal Review|
|Advanced Sonography courses|
|Computed Tomography courses|
|Principles of Education for Health Care Professionals|
|Cultural Competence & Communication|
Quality learning experience
The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.
Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.
Service you expect from leading University
Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.