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Written by Mike Thee

April 7, 2017

a group of students at a nursing lab

Image credit: Yosef Kalinko

Diagnostic Ultrasound program will join the College of Nursing on July 1.

The Diagnostic Ultrasound (DIUS) program currently housed within the College of Science and Engineering will join the College of Nursing on July 1, Interim Dean Bob Dullea announced to the campus on April 5.

The DIUS program was founded in 1978 by leading sonographer and educator Joan Baker, MSR, RDMS, RDCS, FSDMS, as part of the College of Science and Engineering. The program offers a Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Ultrasound and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Diagnostic Ultrasound with either a cardiovascular sonography or general/vascular sonography focus. It is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

In their senior year, students spend a full 12 months gaining essential hands-on experience during a supervised internship. Students typically divide their internship year between two sites, spending six months at each. There are currently more than 100 internships sites located all over the U.S.

The DIUS program's move to the College of Nursing "will create a new venue for cross-program learning and enhance opportunities to educate health professionals ready to collaborate in a complex care environment,” wrote Dullea.

“I would like to thank the faculty and staff of DUIS, as well as Deans Michael Quinn and Kristen Swanson, for effecting this strategic transition,” Dullea continued. “I look forward to seeing the many contributions DUIS and the College of Nursing will make toward their shared mission of educating and inspiring leaders to transform health care for a just and humane world.”