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 can schedule 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.

accreditation logoThe 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.

Venue for Onsite Session

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

Choice of Dates For Sessions


  • April 22-28
    April 25-28 (ACPE CE)
  • July 22-28
    July 25-28 (ACPE CE)


  • March 12-17
    March 13-16 (ACPE CE)
  • April 23-28
    April 24-27 (ACPE CE)
  • July 9-14
    July 10-13 (ACPE CE)
  • August 6-11
    August 7-10 (ACPE CE)
  • December 10-15
    December 11-14 (ACPE CE)

Registration Fee

(for both online & 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.

A participant, provider, faculty member or other individual wanting to file a grievance with respect to any aspect of a program provided or co-provided by the VTCOP may contact the Associate Dean for Continuing Education in writing at The grievance will be reviewed and a response will be returned within 45 days of receiving the written statement. If not satisfied, an appeal to the Dean of the College of Pharmacy can be made for a second level of review.

Contact Us

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

Phone: (901) 448-6931