Why Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring?

Why Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring?


Intraoperative Neuromonitoring (IONM) involves a wide variety of electrophysiological methods to monitor the functional integrity of neural structure during surgery.

Monitoring the state of the nervous system can prevent permanent neurological deficits, thus improving patient safety and surgical outcomes.

BU's graduate certificate program provides a year of training (36 credit hours) for students with a bachelor degree to pursue a career as an IONM technologist.

As a neuromonitoring technician, you will provide neurofunctional feedback and guidance during surgery to protect brain, spine and peripheral nervous systems from iatrogenic injury.

Why choose Bloomsburg University?

BU is one of the few programs in the country offering IONM training. Our graduates are highly sought after by various IONM providers nationwide.

Minimal Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree
  • Previous Academic Course(s) in: anatomy and physiology, human biology, medical terminology, personal health, medical ethics, applied physics for health science, general psychology or other related courses.

Job Perspective for IONM Technologist?

IONM technologists are employed by major hospitals as well as private companies. The national wide demand for qualified IONM technologists is very high. Current average salaries for IONM technologist are about $70,000/year.

Training Disciplines

  • Human Functional Neuroanatomy
  • Neurodiagnostic Technology
  • Electrophysiology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Biology Base Of Human Disease
  • Neurosurgery, Spinal Surgery, Ent Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery
  • Neuroanesthesia