School of Health Professions

Sonography Newsletter-January 2016

Welcome Dr. Crabtree-Dean of Health Professions

Please take the time to extend a warm welcome to Dr. Crabtree in her new role as the Dean of Health Professions. The sonography faculty is grateful to have her on our team and we look forward to working with her.

A few words from Kay:

"I began as adjunct faculty in 2009, teaching one microbiology lab. I must say that first semester was such a learning experience for me, that I was not sure that the college would want me back! However, my adjunct teaching responsibilities grew, until I was doing two to three labs a semester, along with both Immunology and Introduction to Epidemiology courses. In 2012, I was hired as the Biomedical Sciences Program Director. With this my workload was divided between teaching and administrative responsibilities. I’ve loved seeing the science courses develop and expand, and the launch of the Biomedical Sciences major. We have fantastic students, and that makes the job all the more rewarding!"

Congratulations- Diagnostic Medical Sonography Continued Accreditation

By Julie Morbach:

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program received continued accreditation through 2026 (10 years) from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

The letter from CAAHEP stated the following:

The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) is pleased to inform you of its vote January 21, 2016 to award continuing accreditation to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography- General program at Bryan College of Health Sciences, Lincoln, NE.

The recent peer review conducted by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS) and CAAHEP’s Board of Directors recognizes the program’s substantial compliance with the nationally established accreditation standards.

The commission commends you and your colleagues for your commitment to continuous quality improvement in education, as demonstrated by your participation in program accreditation.

This was great news to receive as we were hopeful of achieving 10 year continued accreditation. The DMS program, here at Bryan College of Health Sciences, began 10 years ago. It received initial accreditation from CAAHEP in 2008. In a few short years we have become a program that is being recognized for its accomplishments.

Preceptor Corner

By Cindy Blake

DMS: 10 DMS students started their first clinical experiences this month. They were very excited to begin this step in their program- Good luck to all students and preceptors for a great semester of learning!!

CVT: We have 10 CVT students that started their first clinical experiences this month, 10 CVT students that are continuing with their first modality and also starting clinical in their new- 2nd modality, and we have 11 CVT students that began their final semester this month!! In May we will graduate the first class of dual Cardiac and Vascular Sonographers- it has been an exciting year and we have received a lot of positive feedback about our dual program. Thank you to all the students and preceptors that have worked hard to get to this point and we wish you all good luck this semester!

I will be contacting each clinical site this semester to inquire about taking the next set of Senior CVT students who will start their full time clinical this summer/fall. This has been an exciting last year- the students have worked really hard and will be ready to begin their final year as students working in the clinical setting, gaining experience and confidence to become independent Sonographers!! Preceptors play a BIG role in that experience and we can’t thank you enough- we hope you will all continue to work with students from Bryan!

Thank you for all you do with the students, and as always please contact me with any questions!

Sonography Jobs

Cardiac/Vascular Sonographer

TWO Full-time Positions + sing-on bonuses!

Prairie Heart Institute at St. John's Hospital HSHS

Springfield, IL

If interested, please contact:

Gary Majka, C.N.M.T.

Manager CV Diagnostic Imaging

Prairie Heart Institute at St. John’s Hospital HSHS

Work 217.544.6464 Ext. 45541

Cell 217.415.9034

Cardiac/Vascular/Echo Sonographer

See website posting for additional details.

Apply online or email your résumé directly to

Nancy McGuire, RN, MA

Nurse/Clinical Recruiter

UnityPoint Health

Sioux City, IA

Vascular Sonographer

Vascular Technologist - PV Surgery West Clinic - (160020C1)

The Vascular Technologist makes assessments and performs a variety of non-invasive studies as appropriate, and records the results and clinical impressions as indicated. The results of these exams are used to direct the course of patient care.This is a full performance vascular technologist with knowledge of peripheral vascular anatomy, physiology and disease.Will use complex diagnostic ultrasound equipment in arterial and venous testing, and participate in daily maintenance and care of this equipment. Clinical examinations are independently performed on adults and geriatric patients, occasionally on adolescents and pediatric age groups. The exams are performed in the clinic laboratory. There is daily contact with professionals and families. The technologist must solve problems related to the daily needs of patient, department and clinic with professional standards on documentation of care and timeliness.

Primary Location: Wisconsin-Madison

This is a 40 hour per week position. Work schedule will be 7:00am - 5:30pm, 4 days per week. Specific days to be determined.

Wide variety of vascular exams and work closely with a team of vascular surgeons. One of the best parts of this position is the four ten hour days, with weekends and holidays off. Please contact Cassie Siegenthaler if interested.

Sonography Faculty Contact Information

Dr. Kay Crabtree (Dean of Health Professions): 402-481-8847

Julie Morbach (DMS Assistant Professor): 402-481-8732

Renee Hathaway (Vascular Assistant Professor): 402-481-8561

Cindy Blake (Instructor/Clinical Coordinator): 402-481-3217

Stacey Shutts (Cardiac Instructor): 402-481-8872