Connaught Hotel Refurbishment – Blair Associates Architecture #wheatfields #hospice

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Connaught Hotel Refurbishment

The Connaught Hotel is located in the centre of Mayfair between fashionable Mount Street and Carlos Place. Blair Associates Architecture Ltd has worked on the Connaught for the past ten years, originally working on the new kitchen and restaurants for Gordon Ramsey. Under new ownership it was felt that the Hotel was well overdue for a refurbishment. The Connaught Hotel is a Grade II Listed Building and a famous haunt for numerous celebrities and politicians. Designed and built in the 1890’s the building has numerous historic features such as a fabulous main staircase, ornamental ceilings and fireplaces in the ground floor public spaces and a number of well preserved bedrooms.

The carefully planned refurbishment required the replacement of the total air conditioning system, the total electrical and data systems, hot and cold water services, drainage system, full removal and replacement of the roof, which had been altered greatly over the recent past through the introduction of air conditioning plant to try and keep pace with the requirements of modern clientele. In order to provide a high quality service the kitchen areas had to be extended, which entailed enlarging the basement areas to the Hotel. Vertical transportation in terms of lifts, service lifts and hoists, and the introduction of new vertical shafts through the building and the replacement of all the lifts. The refurbishment covered every floor and involved the total refurbishment of 93 bedrooms and suites which has brought the Hotel back up to date in terms of service and customer comforts. Blair Associates Architecture Ltd are co-ordinating Architects involved with preparation and negotiation of all Listed Building Consents, Building Control and detailed restored features including the external façade, stonework, brickwork, introduction of a new Winter garden to the front of the building, extending the dining facilities. In the interior the main staircase benefits from the removal of the original fire screen separation added in the 1950’s to allow the magnificent structure to be read on every floor as part of the total Hotel environment, allowing the scheme to retain all the charm and the historic character but with modern services and facilities.

Blair Associates Architecture Ltd. are the overall Architects for all aspects of the Connaught Hotel including refurbishment of the historic building with the new Winter Garden, Terraces, the New West Wing and co-ordinating Architects for the Tadao Ando Water Feature to the front of the Connaught Hotel.

Master Planning • Urban Design • Architecture • Interior Architecture • Space Planning • Product Design
2010 Blair Associates Architecture Ltd.

Urology Center in Grapevine, Southlake, Keller, Fort Worth, Colleyville – Dr #rochester


Bryan C. Bruner, M.D.

Board Certified Urologist

Dr. Bryan Bruner at Urology Clinics of North Texas serves the communities of Colleyville, Flower Mound, Keller, Grapevine, Trophy Club, Westlake, Roanoke, North Richland Hills, Watauga, Hurst, Euless, Bedford, Denton, Decatur, Lewisville and more.

1600 West College Street Suite 140
Grapevine, TX 76051
214-915-8502 Tel
214-823-9745 Fax

Dr. Bryan Bruner
4370 Medical Arts Dr. Suite 105
Flower Mound, Tx 75028
972-394-4500 Tel
214-513-2059 Fax

At Urology Clinics of North Texas in Grapevine, Dr. Bruner specializes in diagnosing the following conditions: prostate cancer, kidney cancer, ureteral cancer, bladder cancer, testicular cancer, urethral cancer, kidney stone diagnosis and treatment, BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia, prostate enlargement), male and female incontinence, erectile dysfunction, infertility, voiding dysfunction (neurogenic bladder, urinary retention), low testosterone treatment, urinary urgency and frequency.

Dr Bruner provides the following treatment options:

  • Robotic prostatectomy
  • Vasectomy
  • Cystoscopy
  • Robotic partial nephrectomy
  • Nephrectomy
  • Laparoscopic nephrectomy
  • Robotic pyeloplasty
  • Ureteroscopy
  • Laser stone removal
  • ESWL (shockwave lithotripsy)
  • PVP green light laser prostatectomy (TURP)
  • Robotic cystectomy
  • Interstim (sacral nerve stimulation)
  • Adult circumcision
  • Ureteral stent placement
  • Penile prosthesis
  • Artificial genitourinary sphincters
  • Suburethral slings
  • Hydrocelectomy
  • Varicocelectomy
  • Transurethral bladder tumor removal
  • Testicular biopsy
  • Bladder botox
  • Urodynamics

Medical School:

  • Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN
    General Surgery, 2006-2007
  • University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, TX
    Doctor of Medicine, 2002-2006

Specialty Training:

  • Mayo Clinic College of Medicine,
    Residency in Department of Urology, Date of Completion: June 2011

Other Education:

  • Texas Tech University Lubbock, Texas
    Bachelor of Science in Clinical Lab Science,
    Summa cum Laude with 4.0 GPA, 1998-2002

Board Certified:

  • M.T. ASCP (Medical Technologist, American Society Clinical Pathologists)

Honors / Awards:

  • Men’s Health Traveling Scholar, AUA, Chicago 4/2009
  • SMSNA/SUPS Traveling Scholar, San Diego 11/2009
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society
  • Elected member of Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Segura Essay Contest Finalist-2nd place, 2011
  • Kelalis Essay contest, Honorable mention, 2011

Professional Memberships and Societies:

  • American Urological Association, member 2006-present
  • Sexual Medicine Society of North America, resident membership 2008-present
  • Society of Endourology, 2009-present

Education Scholarship / Presentations:

  • Robotics in Urology Preceptorship: The Ohio State University-Columbus, OH, 3/2011
  • Department of Urology resident representative to the Mayo Fellows Association 2007-08


  • Sonication of Infected Genitourinary Prosthetics for Detection of Microorganisms in Biofilms
    Presented as Podium, AUA 2010 San Francisco, CA
  • Biothesiometry: An Objective Measurement of Sensation Changes After Plication Surgery For Peyronie’s Disease
    Presented North Central Section, AUA 2010, Chicago, Il
  • Urine Leak following Partial Nephrectomy
    Retrospective review of Mayo Clinic Nephrectomy Database
    Presented Scottsdale, AZ 10/2009 North Central Section AUA
  • Correlation of Preoperative Testosterone Levels with Biochemical Failure in Men Undergoing Radical Prostatectomy
    Presented Scottsdale, AZ 10/2009 North Central Section AUA
    Presented San Francisco, Ca 5/2010 AUA annual meeting
  • Surgical Correction of Peyronie’s Disease associated with Severe Dorsal Curvature: Long-Term Results of a Modified Essed-Schroeder Technique
    Presented at ISSM/ESSM Belgium 12/2008
    Presented at AUA annual meeting, Chicago 4/2009
  • Lower Urinary Tract Leiomyoma: Is excision necessary?
    Presented at Society of Urodynamics and Female Urology, Las Vegas, NV, 2/2009


  • Lower Urinary Tract Leiomyoma: Is excision necessary?
    Canadian Journal of Urology, August 2010, 17(4):5278-82.
    Bryan C. Bruner, M.D. Deborah Lightner, M.D. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Renal Nephrometry Score Is Associated With Urine Leak Following Partial Nephrectomy
    British Journal of Urology International, 107: no. d1464-410X.2010.09837.x. 9/2010.
    Bryan Bruner*, Rodney H. Breau*, Christine M. Lohse, Bradley C. Leibovich and Michael L. Blute, Department of Urology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN
  • Percutaneous Catheter Management of Persistent Urine Leak Due to Iatrogenic Infundibular Stenosis after Partial Nephrectomy
    Journal of Endourology, Volume 23, Number 1, January 2009.
    Bruner, Bryan; Ashley, Richard; Blute, Michael, Leibovich, Bradley; Leroy, Andrew
  • Retroperitoneal Mucinous Cystadenocarcinoma in a man: Case report and review of the literature
  • Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations, Volume 25, Issue 1, January-February 2007, Pages 53-55
    Justin M. Green, Bryan C. Bruner, Wendell W. Tang and Eduardo Orihuela

Papers in Progress:

  • Sonication of Infected Genitourinary Prosthetics for Detection of Microorganisms in Biofilms
    Multicenter trial accruing patients
    Bryan Bruner, M.D. Robin Patel, M.D. Ajay Nehra, M.D.
  • Correlation of Preoperative Testosterone Levels with Biochemical Failure in Men Undergoing Radical Prostatectomy
    Bryan Bruner, M.D. Ajay Nehra, M.D. Michael Blute MD, Robert J Karnes, M.D.
  • Surgical Correction of Peyronie’s Disease associated with Severe Dorsal Curvature: Long-Term Results of a Modified Essed-Schroeder Technique
    Bryan Bruner, M.D. Rajeev Kumar, M.B.B.S. Santosh Kumar M.B.B.S. E.F. McPhail, M.D. and Ajay Nehra, M.D.
  • Estimation of Renal Volume from Cross Sectional Imaging: An Easy Technique for the Urologist
    Bryan Bruner, M.D. Breaux, Rodney, M.D. Leibovich, Bradley, M.D.
  • Isolated Late Recurrence of Invasive Urothelial Cancer 10 Years after Radical Cystectomy with Ileal Neobladder
    Bryan Bruner, M.D. Richard Ashley, M.D. Michael Blute, M.D.
  • Use of MRI in Penile Prosthetic Complications: Mayo Clinic Experience
    E.F. McPhail, M.D. Bryan Bruner, M.D. Ajay Nehra, M.D.
  • Management of Urine Leak After Partial Nephrectomy
    Bryan Bruner, M.D. Chistopher Mitchell, M.D. Bradley Leibovich, M.D.
  • Biothesiometry: An Objective Measurement of Sensation Changes After Plication Surgery For Peyronie’s Disease
    Bryan Bruner, M.D. Diedre Nienow, R.N. Ajay Nehra, M.D.

Dr. Bryan Bruner at Urology Clinics of North Texas in Grapevine serves the communities of Colleyville, Flower Mound, Keller, Grapevine, Trophy Club, Westlake, Roanoke, North Richland Hills, Watauga, Hurst, Euless, Bedford, Denton, Decatur, Lewisville and more. Click here for driving directions to his office in Grapevine.

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Online Associates Degree in Health Physics: Program Overview #associate #degree #online #programs,


Online Associates Degree in Health Physics: Program Overview

Essential Information

Online associate’s degrees in health physics are rare and usually take two years of study to complete. Degrees in this field are more commonly offered at the bachelor’s degree level or higher, and students with an associate’s degree will likely need further study in order to work in the field. Extensive lab components mean the program cannot be completed entirely online, but students may be able to complete some courses through distance learning. Online study allows them to view lectures and turn in assignments at any time, although there are established deadlines for completing work. Before enrolling in an online program, students may need to equip their computers with specific software.

Prospective students who seek the flexibility of a fully online program in a health-related field may instead choose an associate’s degree in healthcare administration. These programs prepare students for office work within medical facilities, so they do not have the science lab requirements of health physics programs.

Find schools that offer these popular programs

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Health Physics Associate’s Degree

Although more common at higher degree levels, a few schools do offer online associate’s degrees in health physics. Health physics programs aim to teach students how to protect the public from the damaging effects of radiation, particularly radiation used in medical treatment. Students learn fundamentals of nuclear physics, the effects of radiation on living organisms, safe handling techniques and use of radiation survey equipment. A high school diploma or GED certificate are the minimum admission requirements for an associate’s degree program.

Program Information and Requirements

Online associate’s degree programs in health physics often include a lab component that must be completed on site. These types of programs are considered hybrids and are common for many programs in science and medicine. In the online portion of a program, students access all course materials and submit assignments and exams via a school’s website. Online content is accessible at any time of day, but assignments must be completed by deadlines. Technical requirements include a personal computer and Internet access. Students may also be asked to purchase software and textbooks to compete specific courses. Associate’s degrees are typically earned in two years.

Common Courses

Associate’s degree programs in health physics include courses that cover the various areas of the life sciences, such as biology and chemistry. These courses help a student fulfill a program’s general education requirements.

Introduction to Health Physics

This course introduces students to the basic principles of atomic physics. Topics covered include radioactivity, the biological effects of ionizing radiation and safe handling of radioactive substances. Students are able to receive instruction through DVDs and online tutorials.

Radiation Biology

Students in this course conduct a more in-depth examination into the effects of ionizing radiation on human tissue. Cellular response, short-term damage and long-term chromosomal damage are among the topics covered. Students can communicate and get immediate feedback from students and instructors using instant messenger.

Nuclear Instrumentation

Students learn to operate portable radiation survey equipment in this course, including gamma ray spectroscopy, portable counters and liquid scintillation. Coursework emphasizes techniques to identify radioactive materials. Audio and video streaming are available through the Internet to educate students on these topics.

Career Information

Health physicists work for government laboratories and regulatory agencies, medical institutions, manufacturers and nuclear power plants. Graduates of an online associate’s degree program in health physics are likely to need further education to work in this field. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, most positions require a bachelor’s degree or higher. Employment of health physicists and other health and safety specialists is expected to grow 4% from 2014-2024 ( ). reports that health physics technicians earned between $43,826 and $83,198 as of October 2016.

Continuing Education Information

A bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in health physics opens up a wider range of career possibilities. While online bachelor’s degrees in health physics are rare, many schools offer online master’s degree programs in this subject.

There are a few hybrid-format associate’s degree programs in health physics that provide a basic introduction to the applications of radiation and nuclear technology to medicine while also requiring students to complete on-campus labs. Students can find more comprehensive programs in the field at higher degree levels.

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Clinical Psychology Schools and Degrees Online #online #associates #degree #in #psychology


Clinical Psychology Degree Programs


Clinical psychology is the branch of psychology that assesses, diagnoses, treats and helps prevent psychological, emotional, psychophysiological and behavioral disorders. Clinical psychologists provide many types of direct treatment to patients, while also providing indirect support through other roles, such as management, supervision, teaching, administration and advocacy.

Clinical psychologists are often confused with psychiatrists. But psychiatrists, unlike psychologists. go to medical school and become medical doctors who can prescribe and administer pharmaceutical drugs. Psychiatrists specialize in treating patients with psychiatric disorders, but they are equipped to also treat medical disorders. Few clinical psychologists can administer drugs and none of them can treat patients medically.

Clinical psychology is the largest branch of psychology, and it can be broken down into two basic areas—clinical psychology and counseling psychology —though the two of them are sometimes considered to be separate branches of psychology.

Clinical psychologists usually work in a hospital, mental hospital, clinic or other health care institution, so they normally treat patients with full-blown psychological disorders. Most clinical psychologists are capable of treating all types of patients, though they sometimes do specialize to an extent. A few of them eventually open their own private practice.

Counseling psychologists specialize in counseling clients who suffer from psychological problems that aren’t serious enough to require institutionalization. Counseling psychologists normally open their own private practice, though they sometimes work in an institution at first to build up experience.

Many counseling psychologists specialize in a certain type of counseling, such as marriage counseling, group therapy or substance abuse counseling. Others specialize in treating clients of a certain age range, like children, adolescents or the elderly. Others specialize in treating a specific occupation, like sports psychologists, who only counsel athletes.

Clinical and counseling psychologists can also be classified by the schools of thought they subcribe to, such as analytical (Jungian), psychoanalytical (Freudian), humanistic (Maslow), cognitive, Adlerian or behavioral.

Types of Degrees

Some students choose to start out by getting an associate degree in psychology at a two-year community college in order to keep all their options open as to a career choice. A degree in psychology is useful for numerous jobs, from advertising to politics, so an associate degree in psychology affords students an opportunity to switch fields without missing a beat. And an associate degree in psychology is enough to qualify for jobs in certain entry-level positions.

Some schools offer bachelor’s degrees in clinical psychology, and quite a few allow students to get a bachelor’s in general psychology with a concentration or minor in clinical psychology, which is almost as good. Most clinical psychologists choose a Bachelor of Arts in psychology, but some of those who plan to perform research in their jobs choose a Bachelor of Science because of the extra lab courses.

Here are typical undergraduate subjects for students of clinical psychology:

Some jobs in clinical psychology only require a bachelor’s or master’s degree, but full-fledged clinical or counseling psychologists need a doctorate degree in clinical psychology. There are three types of doctorates: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) and Doctor of Education (EdD). The PhD is the best for researchers, the PsyD is the best for therapists. and the EdD is intended mainly for teachers. You might be required to complete a dissertation as well as an internship prior to graduation.

The certification for clinical psychologists is usually provided by the American Board of Clinical Psychology (ABCP). under the supervision of the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP)

Career Opportunities

Clinical psychology offers a wide variety of specialties to choose from. Clinical psychologists are needed in just about every town or city, and they can work in school systems, hospitals, clinics, mental hospitals, court systems, correctional institutions, law enforcement agencies, military bases, counseling centers or governmental agencies.


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics website, the estimated 2014 median annual wage for clinical, counseling and school psychologists was $74,030, while the mean hourly wage was $35.59.

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Nursing Programs

Brookline College proudly offers three Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs and two Master s Degree Programs

Master of Science – Nursing Health Systems Administration
The Brookline College Master of Science in Nursing in Health Systems Administration program is designed for bachelor’s-prepared nurses who wish to advance in leadership roles through a graduate degree in Health Systems Administration.

Master of Science – Nursing
The online Master of Science in Nursing Education program can prepare you for a role as an entry-level nurse educator within academic or health care settings. Taking nursing courses online can allow you the flexibility to complete your Master’s in Nursing Education while maintaining your busy schedule.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Our traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing is a comprehensive 150-week program for individuals who possess a high school diploma or GED.* This program is offered at both health care schools in Phoenix, AZ and Albuquerque, NM.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing for Baccalaureate Degree Graduates
Our Bachelor of Science in Nursing for Baccalaureate Degree Graduates is an accelerated 60-week nursing degree program that is specifically designed for those individuals who currently possess a Bachelor’s degree in another field.* This program is offered at both our Phoenix, AZ and Albuquerque, NM campuses.

Both nursing degree programs are designed to prepare graduates to take the NCLEX-RN exam required to become a registered nurse.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing RN to BSN
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing RN to BSN is designed for students who hold an Associate s Degree in Nursing (ADN) and wish to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree. This program is offered completely online and can be completed in 10 months.

If you are interested in becoming a registered nurse, contact Brookline College today. Fill out the form on this page for more information about potential nursing careers.

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Surgical Technology Associates Degree Program #associates #degree #information #technology


Surgical Technology

Associate in Science Degree

The Associate in Science Degree in Surgical Technology prepares practitioners specifically for the operating room scrub role. During operative procedures, the surgical technologist functions as an integral part of the surgical team and works in cooperation with the surgeon, anesthesiologist, and registered nurse performing duties that are vital for the safety and care of surgical patients. Responsibilities include preparation of sterile operative equipment and supplies, instrumentation during operative procedures, and other intra-operative patient care activities. Common duties include operating sterilizers, lights, suction machines, electrosurgical units and laparoscopic equipment as well as preparing the patient s surgical site.

In the Surgical Technology curriculum, theory and practice are integrated through the use of laboratory experiences in a completely equipped, on-campus simulated operating room and in actual operating rooms. Comprehensive background in anatomy and physiology is studied along with the proper medical terminology of the systems. An appreciation of the person having surgery, knowledge of common conditions requiring surgery and the surgical procedure as well as skills of patient care are included in surgical procedures classes. Ethical and legal dimensions of the work and profession of the Surgical Technologist are part of the program. Supervised clinical practice in surgical environments prepares students realistically.

Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions in such areas as hospital operating room departments, obstetrical departments, surgical supply/processing departments, outpatient surgical centers, and surgeon office practices. In addition, after completing certain prerequisites*, graduates of this program are eligible to continue on for a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Care Management.

The Associate in Science in Surgical Technology program of study is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 25400 U.S. Highway 19 N. Suite 158, Clearwater, Florida 33763, Telephone (727) 210-2350, Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the National Certification Exam administered by The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).

All surgical technology students must take The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) Certified Surgical Technologist examination prior to graduation. As reported in the 2017 Annual Report, during the timeframe of 8/1/2015 – 7/31/2016 the pass rate for first time candidates of the ST program was 89%, whereas the national pass rate was 68%.

Associate in Science Degree

Missions, Goals and Outcomes

To provide entry level professional skills in the art and science of surgical technology, emphasizing a background for professional growth and development, exposure to various surgical specialties and organization of departments in relation to the total complex of a health care facility. The surgical technologist works under medical supervision to ensure the procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety by maintaining aseptic technique, proper functioning of equipment and a safe environment. The Surgical Technologist is a respected and integral part of the team of medical practitioners providing surgical care to patients in a variety of settings.

  1. To prepare competent entry-level surgical technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) learning domains.
  2. To demonstrate advanced knowledge of the principles of asepsis as applied to the practices of sterile technique as well as provide a safe, efficient and supportive environment for the peri-operative patient.
  3. To provide a variety of surgical specialty experiences in the spirit of cooperative education.
  4. To provide each student with a continuous, ongoing education with a consistent classroom and clinical experience.
  5. To apply knowledge from other fields to help each student address the needs of the patient.
  6. To stress the importance of the educational process as a continuum.
  7. To encourage volunteerism as well as participation and activity in local, regional, and national organizations with a philosophy that elevates and reinforces the standards of the profession.
  8. To continuously evaluate the program to maintain the highest degree of quality.
  • Successful completion of all preoperative competencies.
  • Successful completion of all intra-operative competencies.
  • Successful completion of all post operative competencies.
  • Successful completion of all professional skills competencies.

Associate in Science Degree

  • BIO 100 Anatomy and Physiology I (MA/SCI Core)
  • BIO 101 Anatomy and Physiology I Lab (MA/SCI Core)
  • BIO 120 Anatomy Physiology II (MA/SCI Core)
  • BIO 121 Anatomy Physiology II Lab (MA/SCI Core)
  • BIO 122 Microbiology
  • BIO 130 Pharmacology
  • BIO 131 Pathophysiology
  • ELECTIVE Communications Core
  • ELECTIVE Humanities (or Arts/Foreign Language) Core
  • ELECTIVE Humanities (or Arts/Foreign Language) Core
  • ELECTIVE Math/Science Core
  • EN 102 Critical Thinking and College Writing (COM Core)
  • EN 110 Healthcare Communication Skills
  • HS 102 Introduction to Allied Health (MA/SCI Core)
  • HS 201 Introduction to Medical Ethics and Bioethics
  • MA 109 Math for Life Science (MA/SCI Core)
  • MGM 102 Word Processing (5 weeks)
  • PS 201 Introduction to Psychology (SS Core)
  • ST 101 Introduction to Surgical Technology
  • ST 120 Surgical Instrumentation
  • ST 130 Surgical Procedures I
  • ST 131 Surgical Procedures I Lab
  • ST 200 Surgical Procedures II
  • ST 201 Surgical Procedures II Lab (5 weeks)
  • ST 203 Professional Communication Skills (5 weeks)
  • ST 204 Operating Room Laboratory I** (5 weeks)
  • ST 205 Advanced Topics in Surgical Technology
  • ST 220 Surgical Procedures III
  • ST 222 Operating Room Laboratory II**
  • ST 223 Surgical Seminar I
  • ST 230 Operating Room Laboratory III** (5 weeks)
  • ST 232 Advanced Applications of Surgical Technology
  • ST 233 Surgical Seminar II (5 weeks)
  • Association of Surgical Technologists. Core Curriculum for Surgical Technology, 6th edition, Surgical Rotation Case Requirements.

2017 Best Associates Degree Programs in Sonography – Ultrasound Technician #associates #degree


2017 Best Associates Degree Programs in Sonography

Sonographers perform diagnostic medical procedures that produce sonographic images of tissues, organs, and blow flow using high frequency sound waves. The Associates degree in sonography is a two-year post-secondary program and is the most common degree earned in this profession. The ultrasound program curriculum represents a blend of hands-on laboratory work and coursework and required credits include general education courses and courses specific to sonography. Many training programs offer the option of studying for a cardiac or vascular specialty .

Advantages of Earning an Associates Degree in Sonography

  • An associates degree in sonography include courses that emphasize communication, thus raising skill levels, since diagnostic medical sonographers must be able to clearly give directions to patients and consult with physicians concerning imaging results
  • Graduates obtain in-depth training through coursework and clinical experience
  • Sonographers with associates degrees, as opposed to those who have only earned a sonography certificate and no other certification or licensing, may be eligible for more employment opportunities and higher salaries

Tips on How to Choose the Best Associates Degree in Sonography

  • Verify the program will qualify the student to take the appropriate ARDMS exams to become a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, a Registered Vascular Technologist, and/or a Registered Cardiac Sonographer
  • Verify the transferability of the credits earned should the student need to change schools or the applicability of the credits if the student wants to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in sonography
  • Check into CAAHEP accredited online education programs if unable to get into preferred on-campus programs
  • Ask if the program faculty or school counselors assist graduates with finding employment
  • Ask if the program includes hands-on experience in the workplace for the clinical training, and the program-approved facility options

What to Expect from an Associates Degree in Sonography?


Associates degree programs require sonography students to have completed certain courses as a minimum. The typical course credits that should have been completed include college algebra, physics, physiology, anatomy, speech, and medical terminology. Some of the accredited ultrasound schools will accept a math ACT score of 24 or higher as fulfilling the math prerequisite. Students who have already earned an Allied Health degree may be able to apply some of the college credits towards the Associate degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. It is important to make sure all prerequisites are met before submitting the program application.


An Associates degree in sonography takes five to six semesters or two years to complete. If there are 3 semesters per year, then the degree takes 6 semesters to complete. It is highly recommended that sonography students attend school full-time until the program is completed.

Tuition Fees and Costs

The most recent College Board survey indicates the 2013-2014 average tuition and fees for public two-year educational facilities on a national basis were $3,264. For four-year educational institutions, which may offer two-year degrees, the average annual tuition and fees were $8,893 per year. The state and type of school selected have a big influence on the total costs. There are scholarships available through the school, national foundations and local community organizations.


An Associates degree requires the same coursework as that needed to earn a certificate, but there are general education requirements that must be met also.

  1. General education requirements include credits earned in Composition, Critical Reading, Communication, Science, Humanities or Fine Arts, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  2. Patient care courses
  3. Anatomy and cross sectional anatomy
  4. Abdomen and OB/GYN sonography and pathology
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Cardiac additional courses for cardiac specialization

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Salary and Job Outlook

After meeting all educational requirements and earning ARDMS sonography certification, the graduate is ready to find employment. The median annual wages for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers per the May 2016 U.S. occupational survey were $69,650 or $33 per hour. The current projections for the period 2012 to 2022 indicate excellent job growth at 39 percent, which is faster that the projected job growth for all other occupations. Credentialed Diagnostic Medical Sonographers holding an Associates degree will have greater employment opportunities than those holding a certificate in sonography as their primary educational attainment.

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Rochester Pediatric Associates

Rochester Pediatric Associates has been providing comprehensive outpatient and inpatient medical care for over 30 years. We care for children, from birth through adolescence, and specialize in Well-Child check-ups, caring for patients with asthma, and children diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). We are committed to making our patients feel welcome, safe and well-cared for.

Note: Office is closed second Thursday of each month from 12-1pm for staff meeting.

Infant and Newborn Care

Our newborn care includes the following services:

  • High risk deliveries
  • Daily nursery visits
  • Circumcisions
  • Breast feeding support Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) onsite
  • Educational lectures at prenatal classes and the Mommies and Me class series

Well-Child Visits

Rochester Pediatric Associates Well-Child visits are opportunities to discuss your child s growth, development and health. We make sure that each visit provides ample time for health check-ups and discussion. With that, we make sure that our Well-Child visits are 30 to 45 minutes in length.

Well-Child visits are scheduled several months in advance, and can be made with the physician of your choosing. We will call two to three days before your appointment to confirm. Appointments canceled without 24 hour notice will be subject to a charge.

We make every attempt to keep as close to our schedule as possible. We ask for your understanding if emergencies arise and cause unforeseen delays.

Consultation Visits

Our pediatricians are experienced in treating complex medical issues, such as asthma, allergies, ADHD, anxiety, depression and other chronic conditions.

Sick-Child Visits and Medical Emergencies

Our office is open Saturday mornings for emergency advice or Sick-Child appointments. We see sick children on a scheduled basis. If you believe your child needs to be seen by a pediatrician, we ask that you call as early in the day as possible. We make every attempt to keep as close to our schedule as possible. We ask for your understanding if emergencies arise and cause unforeseen delays.

A pediatrician is available, on-call, for emergencies after office hours. Our answering service can be reached by calling (603) 332-0238.

Telephone Consults

Rochester Pediatric nurses are available should you have any concerns or request advice. Our nurses consult with the pediatrician as necessary. We ask that all calls of a non-emergent nature (such as lab results, routine appointments or minor medical concerns) be made during regular business hours.

Billing and Policies

Payment Policy

Rochester Pediatric Associates has established a payment at time of service policy for all appointments, unless we participate with your insurance plan. We accept assignment from most insurance companies. If your insurance requies a co-pay, it will be collected at the time of services. Accepted forms of payment include cash, check and credit/debit cards.

Medication Refills

If you need your child s medication refilled please call with your information. Once we receive your request, medications will be refilled in three days. If you require medication for ADHD to be refilled please call at least seven days before you are going to be out of medication. Since these are controlled substances, they cannot be called into a pharmacy. The prescription can be picked up at the office.

No-Show Policy

Our office has a strict no-show policy. Please make every effort to keep your appointment. If you miss more than three visits without at least a 24 hour notification and a valid reason, we will close your account. New patients who miss their first scheduled appointment without a valid reason may also not be rescheduled.

My Frisbie CONNECT Patient Portal

We are accessible to our active patients through the My Frisbie CONNECT patient portal. We offer you secure and confidential online access to your medical information. By signing up for My Frisbie CONNECT, you may request an appointment, update your contact information, request and receive test results, request a prescription refill and more!

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245 Rochester Hill Road, Unit 2
Rochester, NH 03867

Phone: (603) 332-0238 Fax: (603) 332-7098

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Bachelor of Science (BS): Human Services Degree Overview

Career Options

Bachelor of Science programs in human services can translate to a variety of careers. Among them are social and human service assistants, social and community service managers, and social workers.

Social and Human Service Assistants

Social and human service assistants offer support to those who are experiencing trying times. They might locate specific community services or assistance programs for residents or assist individuals who need help with bathing or eating.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that jobs for social and human service assistants are expected to grow 11% from 2014-2024. A May 2015 report from the BLS showed that the annual median salary for these workers was $30,830, with most workers earning $20,120-$49,570 ( ).

Social and Community Service Managers

These professionals coordinate and direct social services programs. They oversee social workers and other staff and prepare program budgets.

Employment was expected to expand by 10% during the 2014-2024 decade. The median annual salary for social and community service managers was $63,530 in May 2015.

Social Workers

Social workers help people by investigating crisis situations or diagnosing behavioral or mental problems. They research and identify community services for their clients who need child care, medical services or food stamp assistance.

The BLS predicted a growth rate of 12% between 2014 and 2024. In 2015, social workers received a median annual salary of $58,560.

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Degree Overview

Most human services degree programs teach students about real-world applications of human services programs, as well as the administrative side of running these programs. To gain an understanding of how human services programs work, students first learn about different populations in need, such as the mentally and physically disabled, children, the elderly and low-income families. Next, students might take classes on potential human services programs, including criminal justice, emergency medical, child development, health services and community outreach.

After receiving instruction on various programs and populations, students learn to deal with individual clients. To train students to talk with clients in a professional manner, human services degree programs provide courses in behavioral psychology, interpersonal relationships, intervention strategies and counseling. Other core classes provide training on the fundamentals of running human services programs, including research methodologies and statistics, public service management, program funding and legal issues related to human services.

Concentration Options

Since students who have a degree in human services can go on to multiple career paths, most degree programs allow students to specialize by choosing career path-based electives or degree concentrations. For example, students interested in helping the mentally disabled might choose elective courses focusing on social psychology, child psychology, psychological disorders or mental health institutions. Alternatively, students who want to work in social reform programs might choose courses related to social services and non-profit organizations.

Training Experience

Many human services degree programs require students to gain real-world experience through internship and externship programs. Usually, these programs last for 1-2 semesters, although students can elect to participate in additional internship opportunities. Through these experiences, students learn how human services professionals work with other industries, how to evaluate individual cases and how to work with various populations in need.

While obtaining an assistant position in human services will not require a bachelor’s degree, professionals desiring to advance their careers (and subsequent income) will want to pursue a 4-year degree to secure positions as social workers and counselors or as human services managers. They can choose from a number of concentrations and gain experience through internships and externship programs.

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Online Associate Degree in Graphic Design

How to Get an Online Associate’s Degree in Graphic Design

Not all creatives have to be “starving artists.” In fact, graphic designers can make very good money working on a freelance basis. Who doesn’t like the idea of being able to work from the comfort of their own home while making bank? And more importantly, doing what they love? Yes, you heard that right. If you have always wanted to be an artist but never loved the idea of struggling, then pursuing an associate’s degree in graphic design will be a smart choice.

In the field of graphic design, your career options are endless. If you are a creative, artistically-minded person, then there are many directions you could go with a graphic design associate’s degree. Unlike many fields, graphic design is one where you don’t have to feel like you’re stuck in one given industry. You could choose to work in health care, entertainment, publishing, finance, education, and more.

While graphic design is an out-of-the-box career to most, it is actually a pretty lucrative career. Why? With strong marketing and advertising being such important factors to successful sales, catchy graphics are very much needed. With that said, companies are constantly on a lookout for talented graphic designers who are capable of understanding different visions and executing them as needed.

This degree typically takes two years of full-time study to complete. However, if you choose to earn your credential online, you may be able to complete it earlier. Depending on how many classes you can take per quarter/semester, you may be able to finish a lot quicker.

If you are a busy individual looking to go to school while still attending to your personal obligations, pursuing an associate’s degree in graphic design online could be a great option. Distance learning can work really well for those who are motivated and independent learners. It is important to make sure that the college you choose is accredited so that the credits you earn can be easily transferred to a four-year college should you decide to continue your education. By virtually attending classes online, you will have access to all course materials and participate in class discussions just like you would normally in a traditional classroom setting. The main difference is that you would be able to log into the classroom portal from anywhere and anytime to complete required coursework and exams. Students can easily communicate with other students and their professors via chat platforms and email.

Common Associate’s in Graphic Design Curriculum

Graphic design comes in pretty hand-in-hand with marketing and advertising. Essentially, it’s the artistic component of it. So, with that said, you might take some marketing and business classes, along with the fundamentals in the field. At the associate’s level, you can expect to take courses like:

  • Color theory
  • Design fundamentals
  • Computer aided drawing
  • Advertising
  • Web page design
  • Typography
  • Marketing
  • Advertising techniques

In addition to graphic design-related courses, students will also have general education requirements and electives to complete, which will vary from college to college. These classes will help you develop a well-rounded foundation of knowledge that will be useful in understanding real-life situations and succeeding in whatever career you choose to be in. For example, you might take introductory classes in writing, math, science, history, language, and more. Many of these general education course requirements can be waived if you took AP classes and passed their respective exams in high school. If this sounds like it might be you, we recommend checking with your college counselor to see which classes you might not have to retake.

Associate’s in Graphic Design Careers

Because graphic design is an artsy career, you will need to build a portfolio to demonstrate your skills and credibility, in addition to getting your associate’s degree. To gain such experience, you can either choose to intern for a company looking for a graphic design intern, or find an entry-level graphic design job. The great thing is that while you are earning your associate’s, you will be working on projects and creating samples to put in your portfolio. So, by the time you graduate, you can definitely find an entry-level job in the field and go from there.

With a graphic design degree, you can do many different things career-wise. For example, if you are a hands-on person, you could work as a graphic designer creating ads, logos, or other marketing material. Advertising agencies and design firms hire graphic designers on the regular to assist in building up a brand or ad campaign for their clients. For example, the famous Apple icon for Apple, Inc. was created by a graphic designer! Pretty cool, right?

If you are deeply in touch with your artistic side, you most likely won’t find your job as a graphic designer boring. You will be working on a variety of different projects, and possibly for a variety of clients if you choose to be a freelancer. Not one to settle for going to work everyday to do the same mundane things? Graphic design will keep you plenty entertained!

The salary for graphic designers will vary depending on a number of factors. For example, entry-level designers might start at around $25,000, but as you gain more experience, your income may go up much higher. If you choose to continue your education and pursue a bachelor’s degree you could do very well for yourself. Income levels also vary with location and who you work for.

Don’t want to struggle to make ends meet, but still want to have an artistic career? Graphic design might be just the route for you. Find out whether it is by testing out the waters in the associate’s degree program, where you will get a good overview of the different topics that graphic design entails.

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De Anza College offers an extensive course list to help you achieve your goals, which may include:

  • Transfer to a four-year college or university
  • Improve your job skills
  • Seek a new career
  • Take classes for personal enrichment.

Our academic programs provide specialized career/technical areas of study, Associate in Arts and Science degrees, and lower-division major and general education courses required for transfer.


See our AA/AS Degree and Certificate Programs list with links to program requirements.

Certificate Programs are focused on a particular area of study and designed for students who wish to prepare for immediate employment and/or to upgrade their job skills.

Many certificates have been designed on the ladder concept. For example, courses taken to fulfill the lowest level Certificate of Achievement (18-26 units) may be applied to the next level, the Certificate of Achievement-Advanced (27+ units). Then those units may be applied to an Associate degree.

Associate in Arts or Science (AA/AS) Degree Programs (minimum of 90 quarter units) include requirements for a major, general education, and there is usually room for electives. Units/courses applied toward Associate degree programs may sometimes also fulfill lower division requirements for transfer.

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Transfer courses provide you with the lower-division major and general education courses that you will need to transfer to a four-year university. Transfer programs range from narrow specialty majors (i.e. Microbiology) to broad general education programs (i.e. Liberal Arts).Visit our Transfer Planning website for more information.

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You must take COUN 50: Orientation to College to receive all the information that you need to pursue a certificate, degree and/or transfer to a four-year college/university. You will create an education plan in this 1/2-unit class. Your education plan provides the foundation you’ll want before you meet with a counselor or academic advisor.


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Associate of Arts in Paralegal Studies

In recent years, the paralegal profession has experienced explosive growth. According to government statistics, it will see an even greater increase over the next seven years, totaling an estimated 75,000 new positions.* This challenging yet rewarding profession demands strong professional skills, a firm foundation in ethics and increasingly higher levels of knowledge.

Liberty University s online Associate of Arts in Paralegal Studies will equip you with the practical skills and knowledge you need to succeed in this growing career field. Courses for this program are developed and taught by practicing lawyers who know firsthand the qualifications necessary for this career.

As a student of this program, you will develop competency in various areas of law including the foundations of law, performing title searches, writing depositions, contemporary worldviews, and real estate transactions. You will also learn to identify, analyze and appropriately deal with ethical dilemmas from a sound moral and biblical perspective, utilizing critical thinking and problem-solving skills to formulate solutions.

The A.A. in Paralegal Studies serves as an excellent stepping stone toward earning a Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies. also available online through Liberty University.

*According to the 2010-11 Occupational Outlook Handbook released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics

Quick Facts

Credit Hours

  • 60 total credit hours
  • 15 credit hours must be taken through Liberty University

Potential Career Fields

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Tips for Prospective Online Nursing Students

Any type of college degree program that could possibly be molded to fit into an online format, has been. And this includes some nursing degrees, courses and programs.

Study online is convenient for students that really need it: career changers with jobs and family, professional nurses that need CE courses, and even for advanced degreed nurses studying pure academic programs. A few of the obvious advantages to studying nursing online include:

  • Study whenever it’s convenient
  • Study from home or wherever you can carry a laptop computer
  • Many programs are self-paced
  • Online discussions still keep you in touch with other students and faculty.

But for many of the most popular nursing programs the online environment is not a complete solution. For one thing any nurse taking a vocational, Associates or Bachelors nursing program must have hands-on practical skills training, and most of this takes place in a hospital or other patient care facility—it is not possible online.

Blended Nursing Programs

To even further serve the needs for well-trained nurses many traditional campus-based nursing schools have now created “blended” degree programs. In a blended degree student nurses divide study time between academic or didactic learning, which is served in an online environment, and hands-on clinicals for which they are required to either be on-campus to complete or may be scheduled with a healthcare facility local to them.

Shopping for an Online Nursing School

Some of the most reputable schools of nursing in the nation now have well-established online nursing degrees ranging from standalone courses to masters level specialties. In fact programs like these you can almost be assured are carbon copies of on-campus programs simply tweaked for online teaching. In other words you’re getting the cream of the crop AND the option to study online.

Dozens of other schools specialize exclusively in delivery of top-notch and accredited online nursing degrees and particularly professional specialty courses. University of Phoenix pioneered the field of online study and today offers dozens of ultra-specialized online nursing programs that rival those of many campuses.

Are You Prepared to Study Nursing Online?

Just because a nursing program is offered online doesn’t make it any easier than if you attended on-campus. Truth is that the biggest challenges facing students studying online are:

  • Carving out the time alone to get study work done
  • Staying motivated and driven to complete work

Studying from “the convenience of your own home” is not for everyone. If you work a job and have a family you’re likely to be studying late at night, early in the morning, on weekends or even holidays to make sure your school-work gets done. It takes commitment and drive, mettle that many people simply don’t have for the long haul. So consider the pros and cons carefully before you automatically think online is easier and somehow better.

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Online Associate Degree in Business Law

If you ve always dreamed of being a lawyer and you re looking for an associate degree that will really contribute to your goal of getting into law school, then you might want to think about getting an associate degree in business law.

Why Get A Business Law Associate Degree?

Unlike many associate degree programs, you can t do much with an associate degree in business law. Once you ve gotten this degree, you probably won t be able to waltz into a law firm and get a job. If that s your aim, you d better off getting a paralegal associate degree .

If, however, you want to continue with your education and major in business or try to get into law school, then getting a business law associate degree might be a good choice for you. On it s own, it s not worth much in the work world. But it can be extremely helpful as a stepping stone to other things.

Associate Degree Programs In Business Law: What You ll Learn

A business law associate degree is designed to give you an overview of both business and law. Yes, we re probably stating the obvious there, but it s important to point out that majoring in business law specifically means that you ll be learning about topics that apply to business, and the unique legal challenges they face. You ll learn about corporate finance, copyright, marketing, and ethics.

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Careers in management are available in nearly every industry, offering diverse opportunities for job applicants with the right knowledge, skills, and credentials.

Some of the classes you might see when getting your business law associate degree include:

  • Macro and Micro Economics
  • Marketing in America
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Business Statistics

There are literally dozens of specialties under the umbrella title of business law . Obviously you won t have to choose a concentration while you re getting your associate degree, but should you decide to continue your education you ll eventually want to choose one.

A few you could consider include:

  • Cyber Law
  • Antitrust
  • Employment Law (including sub-fields like Sexual Harassment and Labor Issues)
  • Trademark Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Product Liability
  • Tax Law
  • Fraud
  • Patent Law
  • International Trade

You ll have plenty of time to think about it, but it s important to realize that you ll find a job much faster if you focus on one specific area that really interests you.

Careers in Business Law

Like we said before, there isn t much you can do with just an associate degree in business law, which is why the majority of students use it as a stepping stone on the way to law school .

If you decide to specialize in business law once you do get into law school, however, you ll be in a position to make a really fantastic living. Lawyers are some of the most highly paid professionals out there and, barring the thousands of lawyer jokes and the bad stereotypes, most really enjoy their jobs.

Because competition is so intense, especially in private practices, specializing in a field like business law will allow you to widen your career prospects to include the millions of corporations out there. The BLS reports that your first job working for a corporation (with a business law degree) will earn you around $60,000. If you go into a private practice, you can expect $85,000.

And the longer you practice and the more experience you gain, the more you can expect to make.

Lawyers have the opportunity to really make a difference in the world. If you love debate and like the idea of making sure unethical business leaders are put away where they belong, then business law might be the perfect career for you.

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Accounting Degree Requirments

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There are four levels of accounting degrees and hundreds of institutions offering the accounting degrees. Each institution has specific admission requirements to enter their program and specific requirements which must be successfully completed to earn an accounting degree from their institution. The admission and graduation requirements vary depending on the level of the accounting degree you are seeking and the institution offering the degrees mission.

To be admitted into most programs offering an associate degree in accounting you need a high school diploma or a GED. Associate degrees are offered primarily at vocational schools or community colleges and through online institutions and these types of institutions typically have open admissions policies.

Once admitted to an associate degree program you will have to successfully complete about 60 quarter hours of classes. About half of those credit hours will be general education classes and the remainder will include accounting, finance, and business classes.

The requirements for admission to a bachelor’s of accounting program vary greatly depending on the mission and ranking of the institution to which you are applying. Most of the highly ranked traditional accounting programs admit students to their accounting programs on a selective basis. These programs admit students with strong high school GPA’s and college admissions test scores. Many institutions also look for students with considerable extracurricular activities. Some selective admission institutions will admit student’s who don’t initially qualify to enroll directly into the accounting programs based on their current grades and test scores into the general university with the chance of being admitted into the accounting program in their junior year if they maintain a specified GPA in their freshman and sophomore coursework.

Other open admission institutions and less highly ranked selective admission institutions and many of the online bachelor’s programs will accept applicants with good but lesser qualifications into their bachelor’s of accounting programs.

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA ) has established a minimum level of college credits you must earn before acquiring an accounting license. Most institutions offering a bachelor’s in accounting adhere to the AICPA guidelines. You don’t want to get a bachelor’s degree from an institution that does not meet these basic guidelines.

A bachelor’s degree with a concentration in accounting could be a Bachelor of Science, a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree. All are acceptable accounting degrees. The primary difference in these degrees is not the accounting and business courses required but the nature of the general education requirements.

A bachelor’s in accounting degree typically requires the successful competition of 120 credit hours. Of the 120 credit hours about half are general education courses. The AICPA requires between 54-60 credit hours of core accounting courses. The core accounting classes in most bachelors’s programs typically include basic, intermediate and advanced accounting practices and specialized accounting courses in taxation, auditing, and governmental and managerial accounting. In addition, students may take courses in statistics, probability and calculus, finance, business management and economics.

An attractive option for some students who have poor high school GPA’s or low college admission test scores is to enroll in an associate degree program. If they do very well in those classes, they then apply to transfer into a more selective bachelor’s degree accounting program in their junior year.

At the master’s level students may chose to specialize or earn a general accounting degree in one of four degree designations: Master of Science, Master of Arts, Master of Accountancy (MAcc) or an MBA with a concentration in accounting. Most master’s programs are selective admissions programs. Admissions are based on your undergraduate GPA’s, graduate school exam scores, academic references and in some cases work experience.

The minimum number of credit hours the AICPA requires in a master’s program is 30 and of those 21 must be accounting related. Specializations can require up to 64 credit hours to complete with the additional hours being related to the specialization. Generally a master’s degree will require one year of full time enrollment to complete. There are part-time programs that allow students to complete the master’s requirements over several years. Most master’s programs require successful completion of a capstone project and/or require the student to successfully develop, write and defend their master’s thesis.

Since most states require a minimum of 150 credit hours of college coursework to sit for the CPA exam, students generally take the exam after completing a bachelor’s and master’s degree.

The requirements to be accepted in a PhD program in accounting are generally quite stringent. The PhD in accounting programs are small and always selective in which students they admit. You have to have an outstanding undergraduate and master’s GPA, excellent graduate school exam scores and multiple academic and professional references to be accepted into a PhD program.

It can take several years to complete a PhD program usually combining class work, one-on-one work with your faculty advisor and independent research on your dissertation. The PhD programs culminate with the successful defense of your dissertation.

Because each institution offering an accounting degree has a unique mission and is established to serve a different population of students the institutions’ admission requirements and graduation requirements vary. The best bet is to research the admission and degree requirements on an institution by institution basis. You can do this on the institution websites or by contacting the institutions you are considering.

In selecting an institution you need to make sure the program offers classes that meet or exceed the AIPC guidelines. Make sure the institution you are considering is accredited by a reputable accreditation agency. You can do that by checking on the US Department of Education website. The department provides a list of recognized accreditation agencies and accredited higher education programs. You do not want to invest your time, effort and money in a program that does not prepare you for a job as an accountant and if your goal is to sit for the CPA exam you need to make sure your college courses will meet your state’s minimum requirements.

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There s a new reality for nursing: baccalaureate-level education matters. A national goal set by the Institute of Medicine recommends preparing 80% of the nursing workforce with a bachelor s degree by the year 2020. Why? Because studies show that when the percentage of baccalaureate-prepared nurses is higher, so are patient outcomes.

Prepare for management with our accelerated online RN to BSN program

Franklin University s B.S. in Nursing (RN to BSN) degree-completion program is designed specifically for registered nurses with an associate s degree (ADN) or nursing diploma. Earn your online RN to BSN fast, with our accelerated program comprised of 10, six-week, online courses that fit your life and schedule.

The accelerated online RN to BSN program at Franklin will make you more marketable. Thanks to the industry s need for quality nurses to replace an aging workforce combined with organizations seeking Magnet Recognition, employers are becoming more selective about their hires. Many are looking to hire, promote, and retain nurses who ve earned their BSN. That s why demand for credentialed nurses and nurse leaders is projected to grow at a rate faster than the national average through 2025.

Engage in rigorous coursework that takes you to the next level

Franklin s rigorous coursework is an efficient way to build on your existing education and experience, helping you acquire the expertise needed to advance your career. You ll gain the skills healthcare providers are actively looking for in these key areas: nursing leadership and management, clinical competence, personalized medicine, evidence-based practice, community and population health, health informatics, and healthcare law and ethics.

You ll complete your degree online through a series of engaging, media-rich, hands-on classes. And because Franklin s RN to BSN Degree Program addresses current nursing trends and evidence-based practice, your education and credentials will be more attractive to hiring managers, and provide strong preparation for graduate-level coursework.

Get prepared to meet contemporary, on-the-job challenges

With the latest technology-based learning and assessment tools, our fast track RN to BSN program features simulations, gaming, video, audio, and live classroom activities through a convenient online format.

In fact, you ll be involved in clinical scenarios which are played out through virtual community simulations and activities. In these virtual scenarios, you ll be immersed in following patients start-to-finish health issues, utilizing the same skills you’ll need in real clinical situations.

Learn from a CCNE-accredited program

Franklin s RN to BSN Program is top notch, with accreditation from The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and a curriculum reflecting The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice, as established by The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). Our program curriculum meets other national industry standards and guidelines as well, and is informed by the American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics, Healthy People 2020, and Quality and Safety in Education of Nurses (QSEN), so you can be confident your degree will prepare you with the up-to-date knowledge you need to advance your nursing career.

Earn your online RN to BSN degree from a university built for busy adults

Earn your degree on your terms by taking classes 100% online. Regionally accredited and nonprofit, Franklin was built from the ground-up to satisfy the needs of adult learners. Our seamless transfer process and team of academic advisors will help ease your transition to becoming a student, while our flexible course schedules help to balance your education with work, family, and life. Get started on your future today.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Invitation for Third-Party Comments

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) will conduct an accreditation review of Franklin University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program September 13-15, 2017. This invitation is to inform you of the opportunity to participate in an important part of this reaccreditation process.

In accordance with CCNE accreditation procedures, program constituents and other interested parties are invited to submit comments prior to the evaluation. All written third-party comments regarding the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program will be accepted by CCNE until August 23, 2017.

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CCNE requires that all third party comments be written in English. Comments are shared only with members of the evaluation team prior to their onsite review of the program. At no time during the review process are these comments shared with the University. Thank you for your participation in this important process.

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Virginia Western Community College – Celebrating 50 Years


Per legislation, effective July 1, 1966, Roanoke Technical Institute (RTI) of Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech) and the Roanoke Center of the School of General Studies of the University of Virginia merged and became Community College of Roanoke. That summer, under the leadership of President Dr. Travis McKenzie, programs and faculty combined and began fall quarter classes with an enrollment of 1,352 students.

During the first year of operating, the college was renamed Virginia Western Community College. In 1968, the first true class of Virginia Western students graduated.

Growth and Expansion

By 1970, new coursework in nursing, data processing, commercial art and traffic/transportation management were created in addition to existing engineering, business and liberal arts curricula. Student enrollment continued to increase and temporary classrooms were moved to campus. Still new in concept, campus was bustling with activity and students brought in events to form community and shape the school’s identity such as crowning a Miss Virginia Western, dances, and campus art shows outside.

“I have no doubt that VWCC was instrumental in my career success. Your college gave me a solid foundation in Electronics Engineering (I finished my AS degree there in Spring of 1980), and I was able to transfer to Old Dominion University and received my Bachelors degree in the Spring of 1982 without missing a beat, VWCC prepared me very well for the transition to that institution!!”
– Thomas W. “Tom” Richardson, Ph.D.
University of Virginia Staff, Systems and Information Engineering (SIE) Dept.

Increasing Access and Preparing for the Future

Virginia Western Community College continued to expand access of its services and options for its students and the development of the community in terms of physical growth, workforce support, transfer to four-year colleges and the launch of a program further removing financial barriers to obtaining a college education.

Similar to a half-century ago, another call-to-action was asked in the 2010s. Fifty years ago a knowledge gap was identified as the United States raced to compete as a technologically advanced nation. This time it is to close the skills gap. In this decade, Governor Terry McAuliffe identified a gap in high-demand jobs skills and called for a significant increase in workforce credentials to be awarded in Virginia in STEM-H (science, technology, electronics, math and healthcare).

“I was a first generation college attendee and graduate. I barely graduated from high school but VWCC is where I found what I love and I was exposed to wonderful people who taught me and inspired me. Even now, when I interact with my students, I want them to like and love me the way I did Ann, Paula, and Marty.”
– Misty L. Mesimer, RDH, MSCH, CDA
Dental Assisting Program Director, Dental Hygiene Program Local Coordinator
Germanna Community College

August 22 is Virginia Western Community College Day!

Now, Therefore, I, Sherman P. Lea, Sr. Mayor of the City of Roanoke, Virginia, recognize and commend Dr. Robert H. Sandel, President of Virginia Western Community College, along with the College’s many outstanding faculty, staff, students, alumni and supporters, and do hereby proclaim August 22, 2016, throughout this great All-American City, as “Virginia Western Community College Day.”

– Sherman P. Lea, Sr.
Mayor, City of Roanoke, Virginia

Click here to see the Roanoke Times insert celebrating Virginia Western’s 50 years of service to the community.