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).

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GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (23 CREDITS)

Credit Hours
  • SLS 1501
    College Study Skills (Mandatory for all new students)
     
COMMUNICATIONS (6 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • ENC 1101
    English Composition I **
    3
  • SPC 1017
    Fundamentals of Oral Communication
    3
HUMANITIES (3 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • PHI 1635
    Biomedical Ethics (recommended)
    3
BEHAVIORAL / SOCIAL SCIENCE (3)
Credit Hours
  • PSY 1012
    General Psychology
    3
NATURAL SCIENCE (14 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • HSC 1531
    Medical Terminology
    3
  • BSC 1085C
    Anatomy & Physiology I
    4
  • BSC 1086C
    Anatomy & Physiology II
    4
  • PHY 1100C
    General Physics
    3
MATHEMATICS (3 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • MAC 1105
    College Algebra I **
    3
COMPUTERS (4 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • CGS 1030
    Introduction to Information Technology
    4
SONOGRAPHY PREREQUISITES (9 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • SON 2000
    Introduction to Sonography and Patient Care
    1
  • SON 2000L
    Introduction to Sonography and Patient Care Lab
    1
  • SON 2113
    Cross Sectional Anatomy
    3
  • SON 2614
    Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation I
    1
  • SON 2614L
    Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation I Lab
    1
  • SON 2618
    Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation II
    1
  • SON 2618L
    Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation II Lab
    1

CORE REQUIREMENTS (42 CREDITS)

Semester 1
Credit Hours
  • SON 2116
    Abdominal Sonography
    3
  • SON 2116L
    Abdominal Sonography I Lab
    1
  • SON 2128
    Obstetrics and Gynecology I
    3
  • SON 2128L
    Obstetrics and Gynecology I Lab
    1
  • SON 2144
    Small Parts
    1
  • SON 2144L
    Small Parts Laboratory
    1
  • SON 2962L
    Ultrasound Physics Capstone
    1
Semester 2
Credit Hours
  • SON 2118
    Abdominal Sonography II
    3
  • SON 2118L
    Abdominal Sonography II Lab
    1
  • SON 2182
    Obstetrics and Gynecology II
    3
  • SON 2182L
    Obstetrics and Gynecology II Laboratory
    1
  • SON 2400
    Introduction to Echocardiography
    1
  • SON 2400L
    Introduction to Echocardiography Laboratory
    1
  • SON 2145
    Neonatal And Pediatric Sonographic Applications
    1
  • SON 2961L
    Abdominal Ultrasound Capstone Review
    1
Semester 3
Credit Hours
  • SON 2807
    Clinical Practicum in Ultrasound I
    8
  • SON 2171
    Introduction to Vascular Sonography
    1
  • SON 2171L
    Introduction to Vascular Sonography Laboratory
    1
Semester 4
Credit Hours
  • SON 2817
    Clinical Practicum in Ultrasound II
    8
  • SON 2930
    Special Topics in Sonography
     
  • SON 2960L
    Obstetrics and Gynecology Capstone
    1

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.

Entrance Requirements

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.