Occupational Associate of Science Degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Ever since 2015, NRI Institute of Health Sciences has been providing students with a rich and diverse learning environment. Our teaching methods help to launch students into the successful future they have always dreamed of.

 

We believe that an effective education doesn’t just come from memorizing or exercising; actively participating in the learning process entails analyzing information, discussing, and collaborating in order to comprehend and retain.
 

The objective of the program is to train graduates to qualify for employment at hospitals, doctor’s offices, radiology centers, and independent diagnostic imaging centers, as Diagnostic Medical Sonographers.

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Discovery & Learning

Here at NRI Institute of Health Sciences we offer our students a comprehensive learning environment, filled with academic support and educational services.

 

Our faculty will go the extra mile to give our students the tools needed to grow and succeed.

 

At NRI Institute of Health Sciences, we believe that our campus is an important part of the Palm Beach County community.

In all of our programs we strive for excellence by offering an engaging curriculum as well as externships in the local community. 

 Curriculum

  • Communications

  • Mathematical Applications

  • Anatomy and Physiology I

  • Anatomy and Physiology II

  • Anatomy and Physiology III

  • Anatomy and Physiology IV

  • General Psychology

  • Ultrasound Physics 

  • Ultrasound Physics Lab 

  • Abdomen & Small Parts 

  • Abdomen & Small Parts Lab 

  • Gynecology & Obstetrics 

  • Gynecology & Obstetrics Lab 

  • Arterial, Vascular 

  • Arterial, Vascular Lab 

  • Echocardiography 

  • Echocardiography Lab 

  • Clinical

Program Outcomes

  • Students will be prepared for entry-level positions as Sonographers.

  • Students will have a varied skill set so that they can successfully image organs and other body components of their prospective patients for diagnoses, pregnancy monitoring and other medical purposes.

  • Upon graduation and twelve (12) months of full-time clinical experience, graduates of NRI will be able to apply for the examination of choice. This includes such areas as the abdomen, breast, adult and fetal echocardiography, neurosonology, obstetrics and gynecology, and vascular.

  • In addition to these above stated examinations students will be eligible and able to successfully complete the Sonography Principles and Instrumentation Examination.

Career Opportunities

 

Historically NRI Institute of Health Sciences graduates have ample opportunities for employment in hospitals, clinics, private practice and state and federal agencies

In its 2020 publication, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predict 17% sonography job growth between 2019 and 2029, which they define as “much faster than average."

Minimum Requirements for Enrollment

  • A minimum 2.0/4.0 GPA based on high school or 12 credits from college is required or a minimum score of 500 or 50 (depending on district) on the GED exam as documented on sealed unopened transcript or results of the GED exam.

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