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Medical Sonography

Career Overview:

  • A sonographer uses high frequency sound waves to create detailed images of various areas of the human anatomy. The sound waves bounce off of internal organs and return to an ultrasound device, which transforms them into real-time images.
  • As an imaging modality, ultrasound has very specific uses providing information that X-rays or other radiologic procedures often cannot. Ultrasound is often a doctor’s first choice to view fluid-filled or soft tissue structures in the body, such as the heart, kidneys, liver, and most internal organs.
  • Their skills and expertise help the medical team to safely and painlessly assess and diagnose medical conditions that otherwise could only be detected with more invasive and often risky procedures.

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Medical Sonography Requirements:

  • To be eligible for admission to the Bachelor of Science in Medical Sonography (General and Vascular), a student must have completed 30 semester hours of prerequisite education coursework with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 of a 4.0 grading scale. The college requires students to earn a 2.0 or better in each prerequisite course.
    • Courses required:
      • 2 semesters of English Composition (at or above Comp 1000)
      • 2 semesters of Social and Behavioral Sciences
      • 2 semesters of Humanities
      • 1 semester of Human, Biological, and Physical Sciences (Anatomy & Physiology I is required, with or without lab)
      • 1 semester of Physics (with or without lab)
      • 2 semesters of Math (at or above MATH 1040 - College Algebra)
    • Highly recommended but not required courses:
      • Anatomy and Physiology II (with our without lab)
      • Basic Medical Terminology
  • A completed application form along with a $50, nonrefundable application fee.
  • Two letters of evaluation from individuals (other than relatives) such as academic advisors, professors, clinical or non-clinical supervisors, or community associates.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV).

NSU Medical Sonography Program:

The Bachelor of Science in Medical Sonography’s mission is to educate and train students to ensure excellence in the clinical practice, research, and education for the patients they care for and the community they serve. The intensive sonography education begins after successful completion of 30 hours of prerequisites. The program includes 27 months gaining exposure to all aspects of the field and taking laboratory courses in ultrasound, venous testing, and other types of sonography. The second year of the medical sonography major involves immersion in practice through a clinical externship.

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