Nuclear Pharmacist Training Program

Nuclear Pharmacist Program

This UTHSC College of Pharmacy Nuclear Pharmacist Program course is offered to post graduate pharmacists who want to practice in a nuclear pharmacy. Nuclear pharmacy activities are conducted under the supervision and direction of an authorized nuclear pharmacist (ANP). In order to be an ANP, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission requires 700 hours of structured education consisting of 200 hours of didactic training and 500 hours of experiential training. This educational program satisfies the educational requirement of 200 hours via online training and onsite laboratory training. The remaining 500 hours are obtained while practicing in a nuclear pharmacy under the supervision of authorized nuclear pharmacist preceptor.

The online portion consists of viewing online lectures and successfully completing written exercises and examinations. The pharmacist will have weekly brief telephone meetings with the instructor to discuss questions and ensure the pharmacist has a sound foundation for proceeding. The individual is eligible for the onsite component once all distance education requirements have been fulfilled. The seven day onsite component consists of laboratory exercises and quizzes. After successful completion of the training, the individual will receive a certificate of completion documenting that the requirements for didactic training have been met. One of the strengths of this program is the ability to complete laboratory exercises in a teaching facility rather than in an operational nuclear pharmacy.

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The online segment must be completed prior to attending the onsite session. Thirty hours of the onsite session are accredited for live CPE.

Venue for onsite session

University of Tennessee
General Education Building
8 South Dunlap, Room 310
Memphis, TN  38163

Choice of dates
for onsite session

July 12 – July 18, 2014
December 6 – December 12, 2014

Registration fee

$7,000*
(for both online and seven-day onsite session)

* $3,500 is paid prior to initiation of the online
program. The remaining $3,500 must be paid
prior to attending onsite program.

Contact Us

Vivian Loveless, PharmD, BCNP
Course Director
Associate Professor,
Pharmaceutical Sciences
881 Madison Ave., Room 443
Memphis, TN  38163

Phone: (901) 448-6931
Email: vloveless@uthsc.edu