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NSU Tampa Hosting Student Open House for its Cardiovascular Sonography Program

TAMPA, Fla.– April 15, 2014 –

Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) College of Health Care Sciences will welcome prospective students to tour its Cardiovascular Sonography Program on Thursday, April 24 at its Tampa campus located at 3632 Queen Palm Drive in Sabal Park. Sessions will be held at noon and 6:30 p.m.

Prospective students will be given tours of the sonography educational facilities and meet current students and faculty. They will also have the opportunity to speak with financial aid counselors and apply for the program on site.

On display will be the Cardiovascular Sonography Program’s advanced HeartWorks Virtual 3D Heart Simulator, believed to be the only one in the United States used for training at the allied health degree level, rather than physician level. The HeartWorks Virtual 3D simulator is an echocardiography training tool developed by practicing doctors with anatomically accurate 3D heart real-time ultrasound simulation. The core of the system is a computer generated, animated 3D model of the normal human heart with high fidelity ultrasound simulation, both virtual and manikin-based, for transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography.

“This is one of the best and most realistic cardiac simulators around,” said Sam Yoders, M.H.S., R.V.T., NSU’s Cardiovascular Sonography Program director. “We are proud to offer this technology to our students in our efforts to best prepare them for their health care careers.”

The Bachelor of Science in Cardiovascular Sonography degree program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the field of cardiovascular sonography. Students take a series of online courses at the undergraduate level accompanied by on-campus lectures, integrated with ultrasound labs to prepare them for a clinical externship during the second year.

The Cardiovascular Sonography Program recently received national accreditation 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). The initial period of accreditation will be effective March 21, 2014 through March 31, 2019.

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).

For more information about the open house or the Cardiovascular Sonography Program, contact Kimberly Shaw at (813) 574-5271.

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Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, Florida 33756
(727) 210-2350
www.caahep.org

About NSU’s College of Health Care Sciences: NSU’s College of Health Care Sciences strives to provide professionals with the skills necessary for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease and disability in order to assure optimum health conditions in the community and beyond. With an unwavering commitment to ethical practice and in support of NSU’s Core Values, the college endeavors to advance research, scholarship, and the development of leadership skills utilizing traditional educational methods, distance learning, and innovative combinations of both to achieve its educational goals. For more information, please visit http://www.nova.edu/chcs.

About Nova Southeastern University: Situated on 314 beautiful acres in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic fully accredited research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at all levels.  NSU is a not-for-profit independent institution with 27,000 students. NSU awards associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, doctoral and first-professional degrees in a wide range of fields. NSU is classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and it is one of only 37 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification. For more information, please visit www.nova.edu. Celebrating 50 years of academic excellence!

 

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