The mission of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program of Doña Ana Community College is to provide high quality didactic and clinical education in diagnostic medical sonography that fulfills the requirements for certification through the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (Sonography Credential) ARRT(S).
The philosophy of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is that higher education enables students to advance professionally as well as personally. The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program offers and delivers a high standard of didactic and clinical education for the student which develops their potential as effective future sonographers. The program recognizes, supports, and complies with the educational philosophy and mission of Doña Ana Community College and New Mexico State University. The program does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.
Mission Statement – Class of 2018
As the 2018 class of Diagnostic Medical Sonography our mission is to be better than we were yesterday, our absolute best today, and constantly striving toward being better tomorrow.
We recognize that failure and a constant drive to learn is a key part of success toward the fulfillment of our goal to become the change we want to see in the world.
Mission Statement – Class of 2017
As sonographers we strive to always have compassion, advocacy, and respect for all patients.
Take the time and focus necessary to provide evidence based exams.
Commit to the practice of lifelong learning and advance our profession.
To always be humble and confident while maintaining honesty and integrity.
Engage the strengths of every team member and foster an environment of support.
Mission Statement – Class of 2016
As professional diagnostic medical sonographers, we will:
provide a safe, sanitary, respectful, and comfortable environment to our patients;
hold ourselves to standards that are above the bar;
conduct exams that address the specific medical concerns of the patient or his/her doctor;
accept criticism and learn from it;
provide high quality patient care even when faced with difficult patients; and
stand up for a patient’s rights to anyone who doesn’t have the patient’s best interests or wishes in mind.
Mission Statement – Class of 2015
Our commitment to our patients and ourselves is to:
Provide high quality, nonjudgmental, and compassionate care, equally to all
Always practice integrity and be accountable for our actions
Strive to hold ourselves to high standards with confidence, as lifelong learners
Mission Statement – Class of 2014
Our mission is to conduct ourselves in a way that brings honor to the profession and that is guided by our personal values.
We will provide compassion, kindness, and sincerity in all that we do.
We will place duties of service over our own needs.
We will always remain honest, maintain integrity, and strive for excellence.
We will have dignity, passion for the profession, and pursue everything with curiosity.
We don’t just scan babies!!
Mission Statement – Class of 2013 (Fall Graduates)
Be kind, respectful, and patient
Learn, laugh, and live without ever giving up
Commit to excellence in all aspects of sonography
We’re always thorough and neat; never rushing through to catch every pathology.
We’re Sonographers, It’s What We Do!
Mission Statement – Class of 2013 (Spring Graduates)
To honor all our patients by being responsible and accountable for each of our actions
To be respectful all around, with each of our patients and take the time needed to comfort them
To always be knowledgeable on the specific topic at hand and not be afraid to admit when help is needed
To always work as a team, including other imaging departments
Last but not least, our mission is to promise to be the best sonographers we can be
Mission Statement – Class of 2012
Kindness, Respect, Sensitivity, Integrity
Curious, Knowledge, and Fight
Making us the sonographers who will do the job right!
Dedication! Motivation! Success!
Mission Statement – Class of 2011
Provide a friendly and professional environment while learning and achieving excellence.
Use our skills and knowledge to provide superior care to our patients above and beyond the call of duty.
Strive to provide service to the community and continue our pursuit of personal knowledge.
We plan to save the world one scan at a time!