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Nuclear Medicine Technology Students Pass National Exam

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Dec. 13, 2012
GALESBURG—Every student in the most recent class of Carl Sandburg College’s nuclear medicine technology program recently passed the certification exam assessed by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board.

The one-hour, 55-minute test includes 90 multiple-choice questions. Students are tested in radiation safety, instrumentation, clinical procedures and radiopharmacy. The NMTCB exam is recognized by 25 states, including Illinois and Iowa.

Students passing the exam were: Eric Andrae, Davenport, Iowa; John Hull, Pittsfield; Deidre Nicholson, Jacksonville; and BreAnna Thomas, Princeton. Each graduated from Sandburg in July with an advanced certificate in nuclear medicine technology. Instructors for the class were Matt Nepolello and Nonnie Sous.

Carl Sandburg College serves more than 3,400 students throughout three locations in west-central Illinois, offers seven university transfer programs, 16 associate in applied science programs, 18 certificate programs and six advanced certificate programs. It was recently named No. 1 in the nation for digital technology among community colleges its size. For more information, visit