About the Program
The Bachelor of Science in Cardiovascular Sonography of NSU's College of Health Care Sciences is a Tampa, Florida based undergraduate degree program. The program is designed to prepare students for entry-level career positions in the field of Cardiovascular Sonography. Students receive education as a combined curriculum in two of the most sought-after specialties of diagnostic medical ultrasound: adult echocardiography (cardiac ultrasound) and vascular sonography, (non-invasive vascular technology).
Graduates of the NSU Tampa Cardiovascular Sonography Program are eligible to apply for both the Adult Echocardiography and the non-invasive Vascular Technology professional registry exams offered by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS), and/or the corresponding credentials offered by Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI).
The Cardiovascular Sonography program at NSU Tampa is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology (JRC-CVT).
Program Quick Facts
Location: NSU's Tampa Regional Campus in sunny Tampa, Florida.
Class size and start: Admissions are limited to 24 students. Classes begin every May.
Program Length: 27 months; 15 months didactic and 12 months clinical externship.
Tuition: For the entering class of 2017-2018 annual tuition will be $21,425 for the BS-CVS program; any subsequent changes will be posted.
|Prerequisites (total 30 credit hours)
|Arts & Humanities
|Mathematics (at or above MATH 1040)
|Social & Behavioral Sciences
|Written Composition (at or above COMP1500)
* Program-specific Science requirements are for 3 credits of Anatomy & Physiology I (with or without lab) and 3 credits general Physics (with or without lab.)
All CVS Program Students to-date*:
First-time ARDMS SPI examination pass rate = 97%
CVS Program Graduates to-date**:
Passed either ARDMS RVT or RDCS registry = 88%
Passed both ARDMS RVT and RDCS registries = 25%
Employment rate = 83%
Continuing education = 8%
Military service = 4%
Retention rate = 93%
*Data is for five class cadres to-date
**Data is for the graduating classes of 2014, 2015, & 2016
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Phone: (800) 338-4723
Direct: (954) 262-7539
Program Academic Coordinator
Phone: (813) 574-5370