Requirements for licensure as a nuclear pharmacist vary by state, but graduates who
complete the Nuclear Pharmacy Concentration may use some of the time and/or credit
to pursue additional training and certification in order to become a licensed nuclear
pharmacist as well as a Board Certified Nuclear Pharmacist (BCNP).
Upon completion of the Nuclear Pharmacy Concentration, students will:
- be knowledgeable regarding ordering, receiving, storing and controlling the inventory
of radioactive drugs (radiopharmaceuticals), other drugs used in nuclear medicine,
and related supplies.
- have experience preparing radiopharmaceuticals by combining radioisotopes with reagent
kits and compounding non-commercially available radiopharmaceuticals.
- be capable of performing functional checks of instruments, equipment and devices.
- be able to assess radiopharmaceutical quality and purity.
- understand proper packaging, labeling, and transportation of radiopharmaceuticals.
- know how to properly handle hazardous chemicals and biological specimens.
- be able to effectively communicate radiopharmaceutical-related information to others.