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You want to learn from the best. At ADU, our expert faculty has decades of experience in both nursing and education. Their diverse specialties and practice backgrounds can serve as your sounding board throughout your online BSN. Their involvement in the nation’s leading nursing associations and advocacy groups informs their expansive perspectives that can help strengthen yours. The best part? Their commitment to evolving healthcare includes elevating nurses like you in a supportive online learning environment.

Charlotte Henningsen is a past president of the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

Charlotte Henningsen

Charlotte G. Henningsen is the department chair of Diagnostic Medical Sonography at ADU in Orlando, Florida, where she has taught for the past 24 years. Henningsen has been a sonographer for approximately 30 years and continues to practice in emergency medicine as preceptor to emergency medicine residents. She earned her master’s degree from Golden Gate University. Henningsen has authored several articles published in the Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, and is a co-author of the Clinical Guide to Ultrasonography, 2nd edition. She is a past president of the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) and also served the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) on the neurosonology Exam Development Task Force. She is also currently a member of the ARDMS Latin American Task Force. She currently serves as the second vice president of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and is a peer reviewer for the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. Additionally, she serves on the Education Committee of the Perinatal Quality Foundation. Henningsen has received numerous awards, including the SDMS Distinguished Educators Award in 2012. Some of her goals for students in the DMS program include helping them become passionate sonographers, dedicated to serving their patients and profession, and credentialed in their specialty areas. Her philosophy of teaching is to be a facilitator of learning.