Diagnostic Sonography Program Facts

Mission & Goals

Provide high quality educational opportunities and graduate highly skilled sonographers, as evidenced by accreditation. The faculty is committed to delivering a foundation of clinical and technical knowledge that leads to quality patient care experiences.

Program goals
We continually measure program outcomes to ensure our school meets the expectations of the various communities we serve. In addition to improvement of service and quality, program assessment supports the following goals:

  • Prepare competent entry-level general sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
  • Prepare competent entry-level adult cardiac sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
  • Prepare competent entry-level vascular technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
  • Provide superior educational experiences that develop each student's potential.
  • Impart quality education in an atmosphere that fosters interest in and enthusiasm for learning.
  • Offer an educational experience that promotes effective communication skills, critical thinking abilities and professionalism.
  • Encourage program faculty, graduates and sonographers within our communities to recognize and act upon individual needs for continuing education to further their growth and professional competence.
  • Expand awareness of program quality throughout the hiring community.

Curriculum

The School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography prepares students for the challenging responsibilities of the sonography profession, while providing the opportunity to gain a working knowledge of the field.

Our program offers two distinct learning tracks: General/Vascular and Cardiac/Vascular. Curriculum consists of both academic and clinical components, and is based on 21 months of full-time study.

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Academic Facilities

The School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography offices, classroom and laboratory facilities are located at:

Aurora Health Care – Airport
180 West Grange Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53207

Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center
2900 W. Oklahoma Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53215

Program Outcomes

Graduates meet the requirements for application to the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography® (ARDMS). See exam pass rates and job placement rates for recent graduates.
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Program Policies

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Accreditation

The Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
727-210-2350

Formed in 1981, our sonography program was one of the first in the nation to be nationally accredited.

The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) accredits Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center and the clinical affiliates.

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Sonography Program Forms

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Admission Policies

Our program does not have open enrollment. There is no waiting list.