LEARN represents a legitimate education that enables students to achieve mastery in diagnostic ultrasound, retain the knowledge necessary to successfully perform diagnostic ultrasound examinations in the field, delivered through a notable curriculum that is customizable and rigorous and creates competent and confident sonographers who work independently upon graduation.
LEARN was developed by Tina M. Siegfried, RDMS, CEO and founder of WRDLC in 2014. This targeted educational strategy helps students budget their time to complete weekly objectives. LEARN connects instructors and students while working together for students to reach proficiency in course material.
The standards that allow for employability are, in part, outlined by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS). The ARDMS is the most recognized ultrasound credentialing organization. In order to be eligible to apply to take the ARDMS examinations you must meet requirements outlined in the ARDMS prerequisites. Students who attend a one-year program that do not already have a bachelor’s degree or a 2-year Allied Health education must work one year, with pay, before becoming eligible to apply for the ARDMS registry examinations unless the school is CAAHEP accredited.
Ultrasound departments are most likely to hire ultrasound graduates who are certified or eligible to become certified. If you do not have a 2-year Allied Health degree or have a bachelor’s degree it is highly suggested to enroll in a program that is CAAHEP accredited. Otherwise, you will have to work an additional 12 months of full-time work before you are eligible to take the ARDMS registry examinations. Currently, It is difficult to find employment if you are not registered or registry eligible upon graduation.
Wolf River Diagnostic Learning Center only accepts applicants who already hold either a 2-year Allied Health education from a single program with a clinical externship component or who have their bachelor’s degree, foreign or equivalent. Therefore, students who have successfully completed our ultrasound program will graduate with advanced-level skills and will be eligible to apply to take their registry examinations from the ARDMS upon completion of the program.
The WRDLC ultrasound program aids as the clinical experience defined by the ARDMS.
Adequate performance of all pertinent ultrasound examinations is crucial for a new graduate gaining employment. The ARDMS does not test for scanning abilities and therefore it is the discretion of the employer to test scanning skills typically in an interview process.