Basic Nursing Assistant or Equivalent
A Basic Nursing Assistant course or basic Patient Care course with a clinical component is required prior to the first clinical course for students pursuing a health professions degree with a major in sonography.
Community Service (Including Sonography Promotion)
Students in a sonography program must complete 25 hours of community service while attending Bryan College of Health Sciences. Of these 25 hours, five must be sonography related, (promoting sonography), and 20 hours are the students choice of community service activities. The student must obtain faculty advisor or program Dean approval of the service activity prior to its completion in order to apply the hours toward the requirement.
All students are required to participate in 5 hours of cultural diversity related activities. These can include attendance at College supported diversity activities or community sponsored. If in the community, the student must obtain faculty advisor or program Dean approval of the service activity prior to its completion in order to apply the hours toward the requirement.
CPR for the Healthcare Provider
Students are required to have completed a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare Provider course prior to beginning clinical experiences. Students are responsible for maintaining their CPR certification throughout the program. Acceptable courses are: American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider or American Red Cross (ARC) Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers. Students are required to provide proof of course completion prior to beginning any clinical experience. Students will not be allowed to continue clinical experiences until a current BLS/CPR card is obtained.
Due to the fact that most sonography labs can only host one student at a time, it is necessary for the majority of students to complete their clinical experience outside of Lincoln, NE and in some cases outside of the state of Nebraska. Transportation and moving costs associated with relocation for clinical experience is the responsibility of the student.
Sonography Student Progression
In the event of a student unable to progress with the entering class they have been accepted into and follow the assigned curriculum plan for that class, the student may be placed in the next available class based on the number of students in each course and the sequence of courses. It may become the student’s responsibility to secure the new clinical site reassignment. Transition activities may be required before and upon return.