- Bachelor's Degree
- Associate Degree
As part of the health care team, neurodiagnostic technologists record electrical activity arising from the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves using a variety of techniques and instruments. This involves preparing patients for procedures, obtaining medical histories, recording electrical potentials, calculating results, and maintaining equipment.
If you are a science and technology oriented individual who likes to work with people and who are looking for a challenging career in a health care field, neurodiagnostic technology may be the allied health field for you.
The most common procedures that neurodiagnostic technologists perform are the electroencephalogram, long term monitoring, intraoperative neuromonitoring, the polysomnogram, evoked potential studies, and nerve conduction studies. The electroencephalogram [EEG] is the most frequently performed procedure.
The Baptist University bachelor's degree in Neurodiagnostic Technology is an online degree program that is perfect for both the full-time student and the working technologist who would like to advance their career with additional skills. The bachelor's degree provides foundational courses in physics, statistics, pathophysiology, and advanced neuroanatomy. It incorporates new technologies such as magnetoencephalography (MEG) and autonomic testing. It includes courses in long-term monitoring, neuroimaging, an introduction to neuropsychology and a capstone project focused on the special interest of the student.
At the Neurodiagnostics Technology Associate of Science Degree program at Baptist University, graduates receive comprehensive training in electroencephalography (EEG). Other modalities including Evoked Potentials, Polysomnography, Nerve Conduction Studies, Long Term Monitoring and Intraoperative Neuromonitoring are introduced.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Where to workhospitals, physicians' offices, and clinics
Job TitlesNeurodiagnostic technologists may move up the career ladder to become a Long-term Monitoring Technologist, Intraoperative Monitoring Technologist, Lead-Technologist, or Neurodiagnostics Department Manager
Job OpeningsAccording to the American Job Center’s 2017 data, an estimated 128,000 Neurodiagnostic technologists were working in 2016, and job growth for NDT technologists was projected to be faster than average at 15% or higher, with projected new job openings of 11,000 in the decade of 2016 to 2026 (American Job Center, 2017).
HiringIn the 2015 ASET Salary and Benefit Survey 22% of labs reporting stated they plan to expand services and hire more staff.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the neurodiagnostic technology associate degree program, the graduate will:
- Function as a knowledgeable entry-level neurodiagnostic technologist.
- Demonstrate proficiency in performing basic neurodiagnostic testing.
- Exhibit behavior skills that reflect professionalism, appropriate clinical reasoning, effective communication and time management skills.
- Recognize the importance of maintaining current practices based on relevant neurodiagnostic research, standards and guidelines.
The following technical standards outline reasonable expectations of a student enrolled in the Neurodiagnostic Technology program for the performance of common clinical functions.*
Ability to communicate with a wide variety of people and the ability to be easily understood. Reading, writing, recording, and documenting patient information required.
Analytical Skills/Critical Thinking
Analytical skills sufficient to process information, to transfer knowledge from one situation to another, and to prioritize tasks. Critical thinking ability sufficient for safe, clinical judgment.
Auditory ability sufficient to monitor and assess patient needs, to detect and respond to alarms, emergency signals, and cries for help.
Visual ability sufficient for observation and assessment necessary for the care of patients and operation of equipment.
Tactile ability sufficient for patient assessment and operation of equipment.
Physical ability, flexibility, strength, and stamina sufficient to provide safe and effective care.
Fine Motor Skills
Fine motor ability sufficient to provide safe and effective care.
Emotional and mental health sufficient to establish therapeutic boundaries, to perform multiple tasks concurrently, to handle strong emotions, and to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
*Students who have accessibility questions or who need accommodations should contact the Section 504/ADA Coordinator, Room 101, Science Building, at 901-572-2570 or by sending an email to Disability.Accomodations@bchs.edu.
The mission of the Baptist College Neurodiagnostic Technology (NDT) program is to prepare competent entry-level neurodiagnostic technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
ABRET Recognized Program
ABRET is the credentialing organization for most neurodiagnostic testing modalities. ABRET recognizes the BHSU Neurodiagnostic Technology program which allows our graduates to take the ABRET EEG Registry exam after completion of 100 EEG recordings and 500 hrs of clinical experience. For more information: www.abret.org.