Pursue Your Diagnostic Medical Sonography Degree Now and Begin Spring 2019
Offered at both our Jersey City and Belleville campuses, Eastern International College’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography B.S. (DMS-BS) degree program allows students to pursue a rewarding career in an ever-evolving field of study. The program imbues skills beyond those used by entry-level sonographers, offering ample preparation for a highly competitive field. But what is it that makes our program so unique? Here, we’ll shed a little light on this program while exploring reasons you should enroll at Eastern International College.
What’s the Program Like?
Throughout our DMS-BS degree program, students gather the essential knowledge and hands-on experience required for success as a sonographer in a variety of medical establishments. Not only will you gain skills pertaining directly to diagnostic ultrasound and scanning equipment, but you’ll also learn how to conduct research in diagnostic medical sonography. The 122-credit curriculum features a general education curriculum, as well as two primary components: a theory/didactic/lab component and a clinical externship.
Major courses related to the diagnostic medical sonography program will include:
When it comes to the clinical externship, you’ll gain firsthand experience with key instruments of the diagnostic medical sonography field, including abdominal scanning and obstetrics and gynecologic scanning. This immersive externship, coupled with the job preparation skills delivered by the program’s capstone, should prove valuable in helping you secure the medical career of your dreams.
Find Your Calling at EIC
Eager to prepare for a gratifying career in an ever-growing field? Enroll in Eastern International College’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography B.S. program in the spring. To get started, contact us today, or schedule a visit at either our Jersey City or Belleville campus for an up close and personal look at EIC.
Angela Larobis, RN is a graduate of Eastern International College’s Associate of Applied Science in Nursing in 2015. After her graduation from EIC, she went on to obtain her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. She is currently pursuing Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) which she intends to complete in a year time. Angela works as a registered nurse (RN) at Jersey City Medical Center in Jersey City, NJ.
Angela can add one more feather to her cap- the DAISY award. She was bestowed this award by the Jersey City Medical Center- RWJ Barnabas Health Corporate Care. This award is given to nurses who demonstrate all around nursing skills, leadership and compassion. Angela has been nominated for the DAISY three more times.
Congratulations, Angela! The EIC community is proud of you.
Dental Hygiene students participated at Peace Care St. Ann’s health fare in Jersey City. Their annual healthcare fair took place on Friday, June 29, 2018. They educated the Jersey City community about the importance of the preventive dentistry and teach them on how clean, brush, and floss properly for good oral health.
Looking for a career that’s professionally fulfilling and financially lucrative? Dental hygienists are oral health professionals who provide preventative care for patients in dentist offices throughout the country.
According to U.S. News and World Report, this profession is ranked #3 among Best Health Care Support Jobs and #32 among Best Jobs Overall. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for dental hygienists is booming. It’s a great time to get the education and training required to enter this great profession.
What Do Dental Hygienists Do?
Hygienists mostly work alongside dentists in their private offices, but they are increasingly becoming part of comprehensive health care services in hospitals and other provider systems. In dental offices, hygienists usually see the patient first and clean their teeth, removing plaque, stains and tartar by brushing, flossing and scraping. Depending on the practice, hygienists may also be responsible for:
Exposing and processing dental x-rays
Fluoride and sealant application
Athletic mouth guard fabrication
Oral cavity examinations
Counseling for proper oral health
Performing these duties requires focus, great hand-eye coordination, critical thinking skills and extensive knowledge of the teeth and gums. Hygienists need to also have effective communication abilities as making patients feel comfortable is a crucial part of the job. A high level of professionalism and ethics is expected for anyone entering the field of dental hygienics.
Starting a Career as a Dental Hygienist
Eastern International College offers both an AAS degree and a Bachelor’s Completion program at the Jersey City campus with specialized coursework and training in dental hygiene. You’ll develop a solid foundation in human biology while practicing a wide range of dental skills in our labs. Each course will build on previous knowledge and skills until you are prepared to take the necessary steps to become registered in the State of New Jersey as a dental hygienist.
While the AAS degree from Eastern International College provides the education and training you need to become registered as a dental hygienist, even more professional opportunities are available for students who enter our Bachelor’s Completion program. This degree could lead to positions as a allied health educator or public health manager. Learn more about our dental hygiene programs by browsing our website or contacting our admissions department.
Why You Should Consider the Dental Hygiene Bachelor’s Completion Program
Are you a registered dental hygienist (RDH) with an associate’s degree in dental hygiene? Do you want to expand your career path? Eastern International College offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Dental Hygiene degree completion program , which prepares you with the skills and knowledge you need to compete beyond entry-level positions in your field. Here are some benefits of the bachelor’s completion program.
Pick Up Where You Left Off
At EIC, our bachelor’s completion program complements and serves as an extension of the Dental Hygiene, A.A.S. degree program. Whereas the A.A.S. program has 78 total credits, the completion program only requires 60 credits with 33 credits of major coursework, shortening the time it takes to receive your degree.
Gain a Professional Advantage
A bachelor’s degree enables even more options in the dental hygiene profession. Upon graduation of the bachelor’s completion program from EIC, you’ll have a chance to explore further career avenues in the dental hygiene field.
Feel a Sense of Accomplishment
There’s nothing more rewarding than accomplishing a personal goal, and if you’ve made a pact to improve your earning and employment potential, successfully completing EIC’s bachelor’s completion program can be a rewarding experience that just keeps giving. All it takes is some time management skills, self-discipline and a strong work ethic, and you’ll be well on your way to expanded career opportunities in dental hygiene.
Jumpstart your career in the dental hygiene field with the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Dental Hygiene degree completion program from Eastern International College. To learn more about this program and to schedule a tour of our Jersey City campus – located at 684 Newark Ave. – contact us today.