Nuclear Pharmacist Training 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.
The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation
Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
Successful completion of this application-based program will provide a statement for
thirty (30.0) live contact hours credit (3.0 CEUs) and will be mailed within 3 weeks
following the program. Successful completion includes attending and satisfactorily
completing the self-assessment for each of the ten laboratory exercises, and completion
of the program evaluation form. CE credit will also be submitted to the NABP CE
Monitor. Universal Activity Number (UAN): 0064-0000-14-034-L01-P (30 hours)
Venue for onsite session
University of Tennessee
Choice of dates
April 18 – April 24, 2015
Vivian Loveless, PharmD, BCNP
881 Madison Ave., Room 443
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: (901) 448-6931