Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Technology
Graduation Requirements (A Minimum of 84 Credits)
The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program will provide the students the knowledge and skills necessary to acquire the technical competencies to function as an entry level Diagnostic Medical Sonographer. The curriculum that is followed in this program complies with the National Educational Curriculum for Sonography (NEC) outline and accreditation agencies to provide the competency-based, outcome-oriented, didactic, laboratory, and clinical experience as it relates to the general concentration which includes Abdomen, obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN).Request more info about Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Technology
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GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (23 CREDITS)
- SLS 1501College Study Skills (Mandatory for all new students)
- ENC 1101English Composition I **3
- SPC 1017Fundamentals of Oral Communication3
- PHI 1635Biomedical Ethics (recommended)3
- PSY 1012General Psychology3
- HSC 1531Medical Terminology3
- BSC 1085CAnatomy & Physiology I4
- BSC 1086CAnatomy & Physiology II4
- PHY 1100CGeneral Physics3
- MAC 1105College Algebra I **3
- CGS 1030Introduction to Information Technology4
- SON 2000Introduction to Sonography and Patient Care1
- SON 2000LIntroduction to Sonography and Patient Care Lab1
- SON 2113Cross Sectional Anatomy3
- SON 2614Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation I1
- SON 2614LUltrasound Physics and Instrumentation I Lab1
- SON 2618Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation II1
- SON 2618LUltrasound Physics and Instrumentation II Lab1
CORE REQUIREMENTS (42 CREDITS)
- SON 2116Abdominal Sonography3
- SON 2116LAbdominal Sonography I Lab1
- SON 2128Obstetrics and Gynecology I3
- SON 2128LObstetrics and Gynecology I Lab1
- SON 2144Small Parts1
- SON 2144LSmall Parts Laboratory1
- SON 2962LUltrasound Physics Capstone1
- SON 2118Abdominal Sonography II3
- SON 2118LAbdominal Sonography II Lab1
- SON 2182Obstetrics and Gynecology II3
- SON 2182LObstetrics and Gynecology II Laboratory1
- SON 2400Introduction to Echocardiography1
- SON 2400LIntroduction to Echocardiography Laboratory1
- SON 2145Neonatal And Pediatric Sonographic Applications1
- SON 2961LAbdominal Ultrasound Capstone Review1
- SON 2807Clinical Practicum in Ultrasound I8
- SON 2171Introduction to Vascular Sonography1
- SON 2171LIntroduction to Vascular Sonography Laboratory1
- SON 2817Clinical Practicum in Ultrasound II8
- SON 2930Special Topics in Sonography
- SON 2960LObstetrics and Gynecology Capstone1
This program is not designed for transfer to a senior institution.
- Medical students are required to wear medical attire at all times. Students must furnish their own uniforms.
- All students must have liability insurance in order to participate in the clinical rotations.
- All students must provide BLS, OSHA, HIV, and HIPPA seminar completion forms in order to participate in the clinical rotations.
- Students must complete 800 hours of clinical practice.
*General Education Component
**This course has prerequisites; check course descriptions.
The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Department will admit students through a selective admissions process. The candidates must be able to meet academic and clinical requirements. The program is designed to be completed by a full-time student in 26 months. These are the steps to admission and pre-selection to the program. All requirements must be completed for application consideration.
- Complete Florida National University Admission Application and return to Admissions Representative.
- All applicants must request official academic transcripts from high school and/or university and forward transcript(s) to the Campus Registrar.
- Direct admission offered only to academically qualified incoming freshmen. This means High School Diploma, SAT scores of 850 and above, ACT scores of 16 and above or TABE scores above 10th level in all components. Students must pass the TEAS exam to qualify. Complete the pre-required courses the first 4 semesters. Candidates to DMST programs Must:
- TEAS test for assessment of components.
- Complete a program application that includes an essay, two reference letters (One academic and one professional) and have a satisfactory interview with the DMS Program Director and staff.
- Additionally, applicants must present immunization records, a clear Level II FDLE/FBI and AHCA background check and a negative drug test.
- Students must meet a letter grade of “C” (2.0) on a 4.0 scale on each of General Education courses in order to proceed to the DMS core courses.
- All students must attend a programmatic orientation with the DMST Program Director and the Clinical Coordinator.
There is specific health, physical and technical requirements for advancement into all portions of the DMS program, more specifically into the clinical practicum.