The Electroneurodiagnostic Program prerequisites are determined by Gateway Community College and include the following:
- All applicants must have:
- A high school diploma or G.E.D.
- A current health-care provider CPR card
- Taken courses in medical terminology, algebra, anatomy and physiology
- Students with under two years of documented health-care experience must have the following courses:
- Intermediate Algebra
- Introduction to Human Anatomy/Physiology
- Fundamentals of Health Care Delivery
- Basic Client Care for Allied Health Care Workers
- Common Medical Terminology for Health Care Workers
- CPR for Health Care Providers
- For those with two years of documented health-care work experience, the prerequisites are the same, except the Basic Client Care for Allied Health Care Workers course is not required.
- No prerequisites are required if you hold an Associate in Applied Science degree or higher degree in a health science discipline from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
- Admission is based on academic performance and other relevant criteria. Students are accepted once per year in the fall term.
- Once you are enrolled in the Electroneurodiagnostic Program at Gateway Community College, you are eligible to participate in the program rotations at Mayo Clinic by making arrangements through your college program director.
- You must successfully complete the required program course work before you are eligible to complete the electroneurodiagnostic clinical rotations.
- Please contact the Electroneurodiagnostics program director at GateWay Community College for more information regarding prerequisites.
Policies and Responsibilities
The following Mayo School of Health Sciences' policies affect applications and admissions to its programs:
- English fluency
Fluency in written and spoken English is essential to succeed in the program and to ensure patient safety. If English is a second language, you must be able to demonstrate fluency. Satisfactory performance on the Test of English as a Foreign Language examination or the Michigan Test of English Language Proficiency must be documented as proof of fluency. Your test results must be less than two years old.
For the protection of patients, students and employees, and in compliance with state regulations, Mayo Clinic requires students to be properly immunized. You must show proof of the following immunizations before you begin a program at Mayo School of Health Sciences:
- Tuberculin test in the past six months
- Varicella, rubella and rubeola immunity
- Up-to-date diphtheria and tetanus shots
- Hepatitis B vaccination or signed declaration
Documentation of vaccinations must be provided to Mayo Employee Health Service prior to the start of class.
- Health status
Prospective students will successfully complete a health review and proof of immunization prior to being appointed Mayo School of Health Sciences for a clinical rotation.
- Medical insurance
Students must have medical insurance coverage during their program. Evidence of medical coverage must be provided when your educational program begins.
- Background check
Prospective students must pass a criminal background check and/or drug screening required by state laws, prior to enrollment to Mayo School of Health Sciences.
Mayo School of Health Sciences' students are expected to attend all scheduled classes, examinations and assigned clinical rotations unless absence is approved.
Students are required to exhibit professional and ethical conduct at all times.
- Equal opportunity
Mayo School of Health Sciences upholds all federal and state laws that preclude discrimination on the basis of race, sex, age, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, disabilities or veteran's status.
Mayo School of Health Sciences accepts students who are highly qualified for its programs. To be considered for admittance you should exhibit strong qualifications for the health profession you wish to pursue. Applicants to programs must possess the following general qualities:
- Critical thinking skills
- Sound judgment
- Emotional stability and maturity
- Empathy for others
- Physical and mental stamina
- Ability to learn and function in a variety of settings
In addition to the general standards described above, electroneurodiagnsotic technicians must:
- Stand more than 50 percent of work hours.
- Lift more than 25 pounds occasionally.
- Bend or stoop and kneel or squat occasionally.
- Have adequate use of both hands.
- Hear and see clearly.
- Distinguish colors.
- Work irregular hours (evenings, nights and rotating shifts).
- Work compassionately with patients.
- Communicate effectively with patients and staff.
- Work with patients who may have communicable diseases.
- Be exposed to the chemicals acetone and collodion.
Hours and other working conditions of electroneurodiagnostic technicians vary, according to the size and type of employment setting. In large hospitals or in independent laboratories that operate continuously, personnel usually work the day, evening or night shift and may work weekends and holidays.
You must be able to perform the essential functions of the profession and meet the standards of the curriculum. Students seeking exceptions to these standards or reasonable accommodations should initiate their request with the program's director.