NEWS FLASH! North Dakota, Oregon, and New Mexico are the First Three States Requiring Sonographers to be Registered by an Organization!

NEWS FLASH !

North Dakota, Oregon, and New Mexico are the First Three Statesregistered sonographers Requiring Sonographers to be Registered by an Organization!

April 2, 2015

North Dakota has now become the 3rd State in the country (the two others being Oregon and New Mexico) to pass a law requiring Sonographers to be licensed by the state. Credentialing through nationally recognized agencies such as the ARDMS and CCI will be acceptable forms of documentation.

For the complete bill, see:
http://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/64-2015/documents/15-8161-01000.pdf?20150128135731

Prepare for the registry board exams with Registry Reviews by Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute’s Registry Reviews Week!

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Ultrasound Loves Veterans of the United States Armed Forces with the GI Bill!

Did you know that examination fees for most of the ARDMS certifications are covered under the GI Bill?

GI Bill Reimbursement Program

registry exam preparationExamination fees for all ARDMS examinations, with the exception of the MSK examination*, have been approved for reimbursement under the GI Bill sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Please click here to visit the GI Bill website to learn more  Please note that the reimbursement is provided directly to the veteran through the GI Bill program therefore all requests for (and questions regarding) reimbursement must be directed to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

*The MSK examination is not currently eligible for reimbursement under the GI Bill. Per the Bureau of Veterans Affairs, an examination has to be in existence for at least two (2) years before it can be considered for reimbursement eligibility.

Ultrasound Registry Preparation Frustration?
Help is on the way!

Preparing for the ARDMS, CCI, or ASRT ultrasound certification examination can be quite intimidating.  Coordinating work, family, and personal activities around study time can be an overwhelming experience that leads to procrastination and last minute scrambling.

The 12-Step Plan to Registry Examination Success!

Proper Ultrasound Registry exam Prep will help you succeed

  1. Adequate preparation requires a minimum of 3 months study time (6 months ideal) and is essential to your stress-free success.
  2. Review other personal and work commitments to schedule an exam date that will allow sufficient time to effectively prepare.
  3. Review the ARDMS, CCI, or ASRT ultrasound examination outlines and divide your study time according to the number of segments and percentage weights assigned to each category.
  4. Assign study sections in 1-2 hour increments each day that corresponds with a study completion date approximately 1-2 weeks prior to the exam date.
  5. Schedule your study time when it will not interfere with other important commitments (before work, after work, after kids are in bed etc).
  6. Purchase study materials designed to prepare you for the exam.  Consider attending an ultrasound registry review to identify areas of weakness to more effectively coordinate your study plan of action.
  7. Quiz yourself after each section.  Further study will be required for identified areas of weakness.
  8. 21-30 days prior to the exam date, participate in a mock examination in a timed setting to assess ability to answer questions in an appropriate length of time and undergo a final assessment of areas that require further study.
  9. Complete final review and/or attend a registry review workshop.
  10. Upon completion of the scheduled and structured study time…relax. Do Not review any material within 1 week of the exam.  This will only create more anxiety.
  11. Do not drink alcohol the day before the exam and go to bed at a reasonable hour to ensure a restful night sleep.
  12. Go into the exam confident that you have completed a structured study plan and you are prepared to take and pass the exam!

Advanced planning will ensure your registry success in a stress-free manner.

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