Clinical Neurophysiology Technology Program (Minnesota)
Mayo School of Health Sciences in Rochester, Minnesota, offers a 24-month Clinical Neurophysiology Technology Program in the field of neurodiagnostic technology.
To become a competent neurodiagnostic technologist, you'll need to learn about the function and disorders of the nervous system, as well as the principles and practical application of neurodiagnostic tests.
This profession combines personal involvement in caring for the sick with the challenge of applying sophisticated scientific methods to diagnose neurological diseases.
Mayo's program in neurodiagnostic technology offers an exceptional educational experience. You can expect:
- A challenging, high-quality curriculum
- State-of-the-art diagnostic, therapeutic and research facilities
- A large, diverse patient population
- A favorable student-to-faculty ratio
- An environment based on teamwork and mutual respect
The program gives you the knowledge and skills you need to become a well-rounded neurodiagnostic/polysomnographic technologist.
A competent technologist must learn about the function and disorders of the nervous system as well as the principles and practical applications of neurodiagnostic testing. The purpose of Mayo Clinic's Clinical Neurophysiology Technology Program is to provide academic and clinical educational opportunities so individuals can develop the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes necessary to become competent technologists.
The Clinical Neurophysiology Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation for Education in Neurodiagnostic Technology (CoA-NDT).
Mayo Foundation is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Higher Learning Commission.
- Higher Learning Commission
- 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411
- Phone: 312-263-0456 or 800-621-7440 (toll-free)
- Fax: 312-263-7462
The curriculum for the Mayo School of Health Sciences' Clinical Neurophysiology Technology Program is taught in cooperation with Rochester Community and Technical College (RCTC). The program requires full-time attendance. The majority of the first nine months of the program you will be taking classes at RCTC.
The Clinical Neurophysiology Technology Program includes clinical rotations in the EEG, EMG/EP and Autonomic laboratories, and the Center for Sleep Medicine. Each area has state-of-the-art electronic digital instrumentation for patient test recordings. Mayo Clinic's Epilepsy Monitoring Unit provides computerized monitoring 24 hours per day for up to 14 patients. During rotations in the EEG and EMG laboratories, you will be exposed to the technical aspects of surgical monitoring in the operating room.
Graduation and certification
When you successfully complete the Clinical Neurophysiology Technology Program, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from Mayo School of Health Sciences, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and an Associate of Applied Science degree from Rochester Community and Technical College. Graduates are eligible to take professional certification examinations given by the:
- American Board of Registered Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists, Inc. (ABRET)
- American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM)
- American Association of Electrodiagnostic Technologists (AAET)
- Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT)
No certifying exam is offered for autonomic testing.
Mayo Clinic's Division of Clinical Neurophysiology and the Center for Sleep Medicine requires its technologists to take at least one of the certifying examinations within two years of being hired.
Student achievements and placement
Graduates of the Clinical Neurophysiology Technology Program commonly score 90 percent or higher on the first attempt of certifying board examinations. One hundred percent of our graduates have found full-time positions.
For the majority of the classroom instruction and clinical rotations, your learning schedule will include eight-hour days, five days per week.
The polysomnography rotation at the Center for Sleep Medicine will require some evening and night hours.
Each year, Mayo School of Health Sciences admits up to seven students to its Clinical Neurophysiology Technology Program. Therefore, clinical groups are small and one-on-one instruction is provided.
Course enrollment and class sizes at Rochester Community and Technical College vary by semester.