School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Goals

Goal 1: Students will be clinically competent.

    Learning Outcomes:
    • 1.1. Students will apply principles of patient safety in using acoustic energy as low as reasonably achievable during sonographic exam.
    • 1.2 Students will apply knowledge of sonographic procedures.
    • 1.3 Students will evaluate images.
    • 1.4 Students will apply provide appropriate patient care.
    • 1.5 Students will select appropriate technical factors.

Goal 2: Students will communicate effectively.

    Learning Outcomes:
    • 2.1 Students will demonstrate knowledge of patient communication skills.
    • 2.2 Students will demonstrate effective oral communication.
    • 2.3 Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills.

Goal 3: Students will use critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

    Learning Outcomes:
    • 3.1 Students will identify ethical dilemmas.
    • 3.2 Students will demonstrate critical thinking and decision-making skills.
    • 3.3 Students will adapt procedures for non-routine exams.
    • 3.4 Students will recognize emergency patient conditions.

Goal 4: Students will demonstrate professional development and growth consistent with program mission and expected outcomes.

    Learning Outcomes:
    • 4.1 Students will demonstrate a professional work ethic in the clinical arena.
    • 4.2 Students will demonstrate dependability in the clinical arena.
    • 4.3 Students will demonstrate confidence in the clinical arena.
    • 4.4 Students will demonstrate the ability to function as team players in the clinical arena.

Goal 5: The program will measure ongoing program effectiveness.

    Learning Outcomes:
    • 5.1 Graduates will pass the national certification exams to become registered in Obstetrics and Gynecology or/and Abdominal sonography within 13 months of graduation.
    • 5.2 Graduates will complete the program within 18 months.
    • 5.3 Of those pursuing employment, graduates will be employed within one year post-graduation.
    • 5.4 Graduates will be satisfied with their education.
    • 5.5 Employers will be satisfied with the graduate's education