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Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (BSDMS)

As a diagnostic medical sonographer you will learn how to produce images of organs, tissues and blood vessels. The images will be interpreted by a radiologist, a physician who has specialized in interpreting and diagnosing radiographic images.

With a small class, students will gain clinical, academic, and laboratory training.  Students will graduate with a bachelor degree of science in diagnostic medical sonography after three consecutive years and be eligible to take ARDMS certification examinations in:

  • OB/GYN
  • Abdomen
  • Vascular
  • Sonography Principles and Instrumentation

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Program Philosophy

In association with the mission of Bellin College, it is the intention of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography  to educate medical imaging students who will function as proficient health care professionals and team members possessing a constant concern for quality patient care and technical competency. It is the School’s intention to maintain the highest program standards, thus insuring accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission guaranteeing graduates their eligibility for examination by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS).

Program Goals & Learning Outcomes
  1. Graduates will be competent to demonstrate entry-level general and vascular sonography in the cognitive (knowledge) learning domain.
    a. Obtain, review and integrate pertinent patient data and history to facilitate optimum diagnostic results.
    b. Demonstrate critical thinking skills during the performance of sonographic procedures to provide optimum diagnostic services and results.
    c. Identify, describe, and predict diseases using ultrasound cases and correlation of other imaging modalities.
  2. Graduates will be competent to demonstrate entry-level general and vascular sonography in the psychomotor (skills) learning domain.
    a. Perform sonographic procedures appropriately, timely, and accurately recording all anatomic and physiologic information for interpretation by a physician.
    b. Document and present complete and accurate sonographic findings to the interpreting physician in order to facilitate patient diagnosis.
    c. Maintain optimal function of the sonographic equipment.
    d. Maintain safety of patients utilizing ALARA principles.
    e. Assist physician during invasive ultrasound guided procedures using sterile technique.
  3. Graduates will be competent to demonstrate entry-level general and vascular sonography in the affective (behavior) learning domain.
    a. Provide compassionate patient care and education to promote overall well-being.
    b. Act in a professional manner within recognized ethical and legal standards.
    c. Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning in the ultrasound profession.
  4. Students will demonstrate entry-level competency in general and vascular sonography procedures.
    a. Consistently perform routine sonography requirements for ordered exam.
    b. Prepared to enter the profession as a registered sonographer in vascular, abdomen/small parts, and gyn/ob.
  5. Students will portray leadership skills.
    a. Successfully completed leadership course.
    b. Served as a volunteer for a college/community event.
Program Outcomes

No information until first class graduates

Accreditation

Our program is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.  Graduates of the program are eligible for certification through the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

Our program will provide you with excellent opportunities, resources, and state of the art facilities to excel your academic and clinical experience. In addition, our unique program will offer you:

  • A three-year program with an emphasis on leadership and management, leading to a Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
  • A full-time three-semester academic year.
  • Small student to faculty ratio for individual learning; 8:1.
  • Direct entry into the program; once you are accepted into Bellin College you are also accepted into your program. We do not maintain a wait list.
  • American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) board eligible in:
    • Obstetrics and Gynecology (Ob/Gyn)
    • Abdomen
    • Vascular
    • Sonography Principles and Instrumentation
  • Obtaining a bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in leadership and management will excel your career and management opportunities in the field.
  • Ergonomics course for safe sonography practices.
  • Sonography lab with multiple ultrasound machines.
  • Multiple imaging phantoms (objects simulating anatomical structures of the body and designed to mimic human tissue) to enhance learning.
  • Flex classrooms that can be arranged in various configurations to promote a collaborative learning environment
  • Assigned clinical sites around the Green Bay area— you don’t have to find your own!
  • 1,200 scheduled clinical hours

The Sonography Program is a full-time (40 hours a week) program. The learning schedule includes eight-hour days five days a week.

Only 37 other Diagnostic Medical Sonography programs in the United States offer a Bachelor Degree.  Only 18 of those 37 offer the vascular concentration.  (According to CAAHEP).

BSDMS Program
BSDMS Three-year program

Our fully-accredited program will provide you with excellent opportunities, resources, and state of the art facilities to excel your academic and clinical experience.

our unique program will offer you:
A three-year program with an emphasis on leadership and management, leading to a Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

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Questions?

Please contact Bellin College Admissions at Admissions@bellincollege.edu,
(920) 433-6650, or use our online contact form.

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