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School of Health Sciences Education

Nashville General Hospital’s School of Health Sciences Education offers four education options that allow students to enter some of the most dynamic fields in the healthcare industry. Our courses offer recent graduates or those interested in an occupational change the opportunity to advance their careers.

Our programs include:

Notice of Non-Discrimination: The School of Health Sciences Education at Nashville General Hospital at Meharry does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, origin, sexual preference, disability, marital or parental status in its student admission policies as well as employment administration, program operations and activities.

Radiologic Technology

This is Middle Tennessee’s only 24-month, hospital-based, Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) accredited radiology program. Our students obtain experience in the following areas:

  • Surgical, trauma and routine radiography
  • MRI
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Ultrasound
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Electrocardiography (EKG)
  • Oxygen administration
  • Computerized tomography (CT)
  • Special procedures
  • Mammography
  • Phlebotomy
  • Vital signs assessment
Graduates of this program are well educated technologists who display exceptional skills, competence, and versatility in the medical imaging field. Our graduates routinely score higher than the national average on the national radiography certification exam given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). A comprehensive multi-skills education, coupled with outstanding registry performance, makes our graduates some of the most highly sought Radiologic Technologists in the middle Tennessee area and abroad.

Tuition and Program Fees

  • Tuition and lead identifier markers - $10,300 for the two-year program ($1300 non-refundable deposit is required upon acceptance, cashier’s check or money order only, no personal checks or cash)
  • Textbooks - approximately $1,200 (textbooks will be purchased from the School of Health Sciences Education)
  • Application fee - $50 (non-refundable)
  • Liability Insurance - $80
  • Criminal background check - $50.00
  • Drug screening check - $35.00

NOTE: all fees subject to change

For more information on this program, please download the following Radiologic Technology documents:

Admissions Information
Admissions Process for Saint Joseph's College
Frequently Asked Questions
Financial Information
Career Information
Program Mission Statement, Goals, and Commitment
Program Effectiveness Data
Student Handbook

To learn more about becoming a radiologic technologist, please visit the following helpful web sites:

Request for Transcript of Record Form

Cardiographic Technician (EKG) Certification
2015 Course Dates

  • Session A: January 24 – April 11, 2015
  • Session B: May 2 – July 18, 2015
  • Session C: August 1 – October 17, 2015
The Cardiographic Technician Certification (CTC) Program was developed in 2004 as a community service to provide a structured educational program for those interested in learning the science of electrocardiographic recording techniques.

Upon fulfillment of all CTC program requirements, graduates receive a certificate of completion. The curriculum is based on the content specifications of the Certified Cardiographic Examination administered by Cardiovascular Credentialing International (, and graduates are encouraged to sit for this certification examination. Graduates who pass the Certified Cardiographic Examination, obtain the Certified Cardiographic Technician credentials that follow their name as (CCT).

As the only freestanding EKG program of its type in Tennessee, our program is designed to prepare individuals for national cardiographic technician certification. Our goals are to ensure quality of EKG services in an ever-changing healthcare environment, and ensure on-going reimbursement for health care facilities, as it is likely that insurance companies will begin requiring certification of those performing EKG exams as a condition of reimbursement eligibility. Classes are held on Saturdays from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Students are also required to attend a minimum of six clinical hours each week Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 4:30pm. These clinical hours are flexible to fit into your schedule.

Tuition and Program Fees
Please Note: There is no loan program available at this time for the CTC program.

  • Application fee - $50 (non-refundable –cashier’s check only, payable to NGH CTC Program)
  • Tuition - $1,000 (non-refundable - due infull, seven days prior to the first day of classes. Cashier’s check only, payable to NGH.)
  • Textbook – ECGs Made Easy – approximately $40.00
  • Liability insurance - $35.00
  • Criminal background check - $50.00
  • Drug screening - $35.00
  • Uniforms (Navy Blue Scrubs) – (cost varies)

Optional: Students may purchase a self assessment exam from Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI).
Note: All Prices Above Subject To Change. In the event NGH must cancel a class, applicants will be enrolled in the next scheduled class.

For more financial information, please download the CTC financial responsibilities document.

For a complete program overview, please download the Certification brochure.

If you are interested in applying for this certification, click here for an application and call 615-341-4659 for the program schedule.

Post-Primary Medical Imaging Preceptorship In CT & MRI

The NGH Preceptorship In CT & MRI offers graduates of a Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)-accredited radiologic technology program the opportunity to participate in a three-month supervised clinical rotation in the imaging specialties of MRI and CT. The preceptorship program provides clinical education and examination performance opportunities to radiographers seeking ARRT registry eligibility in these specialty area(s). Participants are responsible for their own learning and study of physics, equipment operation and maintenance, procedure protocols, and any other information relative to each imaging modality that may be included on the registry examination.

Tuition and Program Fees

  • Application fee: $50
  • Tuition: $1,000 per three-month preceptorship
  • Criminal background check: $50**
  • Drug screening test: $35**
  • Liability Insurance: $35/year
  • Dosimeter badge (exception – MRI Preceptorship): (cost based on pricing at time of enrollment)

** Not required for the NGH Radiologic Technology Program graduate who starts the Preceptorship Program within three months after graduation.
Note: All costs are subject to change and are non-refundable.

For more information, please download the program overview or the program application.

Advanced Placement Radiography
This program is for trained radiographers seeking re-certification through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
For more information on application deadlines and class schedules, please call the School of Health Sciences Education at Nashville General Hospital at 615-341-4659.