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Meet Ramone Rogers - Neurodiagnostic Technologist

Concorde Staff

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Updated January 30, 2024. The information contained in this blog is current and accurate as of this date.
Ramone Rogers, Neurodiagnostic Technologist and Concorde Graduate

 During hard times, how we tackle the struggle can be a defining moment. For Ramone, the challenges he faced became stepping stones to his success.

 

Ramone Rogers, Concorde Graduate Neurodiagnostic Technologist

Ramone Rogers

Concorde Memphis Graduate
Neurodiagnostic Technology

 

Raised in poverty, Ramone’s grandmother encouraged him to rise above his circumstances. She told him that his caring nature was a perfect fit for nursing. When his older brother saw Ramone hanging around with the wrong crowd, he said “that’s not you”. These affirmations fed the seed of growing resolve in Ramone. Soon after, he attended a job fair, chatted with a Concorde Rep and picked up a brochure. By the time he circled the event, he’d read the entire brochure and returned to tell the Concorde Rep that he’d enroll the next day. Ramone entered the Medical Assisting program in Memphis.

Life took a harsh turn when he lost his brother and grandmother within a two-month span. He carried their obituaries in his backpack crying to them and God each morning before he caught a bus to campus. The encouragement of his grandmother echoed in his mind.

Validated as Someone Who Truly Cares

After graduating from the Medical Assistant program, Ramone’s fascination with the brain led him to the Polysomnographic Sonography program in Memphis.

In Polysomnographic Sonography, Ramone learned about the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. This work involves monitoring patients' brain activity during sleep to identify conditions like insomnia, sleep apnea or narcolepsy.

Ramone shared, “I learned so much with Mr. Lockhart. The hands-on instruction was so great that often I would still be at the school after class because I wanted to learn more.”

How Concorde Supported Me

However, Ramone didn't stop there. He entered and completed the Neurodiagnostic Technology program in Memphis.

As a Neurodiagnostic Technologist, he now uses sophisticated equipment to record electrical activities within the brain and nervous system. This helps physicians diagnose conditions like epilepsy, stroke and other neurological disorders.

Online Success Coach Kenneisha Willis made a significant impact on Ramone's educational journey. Ramone was wrestling over a final paper to complete his Associate Degree in Applied Science for Neurodiagnostic Technology.

Her faith in him inspired his writing that earned him 199 out of 200 possible points, while also moving his instructor to tears. Ramone graduated with honors.
    

Achieving Career Goals

Ramone shares this advice for achieving success:

  • Create a Visual to Focus on Your Goals: Ramone creates bubble maps to focus on his main goals. Creating a roadmap with a clear vision will help you stay focused and motivated.
  • Schedule Time for Achieving Goals: Actively plan and make time to work on your goals. Break down tasks into manageable chunks to tackle each day.
  • Embrace Failure: View failure as a learning opportunity. Learn from mistakes. Adapt, problem solve and persevere.
  • Ask Questions: Don't be afraid to ask questions. When you ask, others learn too.

At Concorde, Ramone found more than just an education; he found a community. The recognition and support he received validated his efforts, empowering him to succeed.

Join us at Concorde, where your passion for healthcare can transform into a rewarding career. Our blend of programs, hands-on experience, and a caring community equips you with the skills and confidence to achieve your dreams.
 

Next Steps?

Interested in learning more about our Neurodiagnostic Technology program? We have a Concorde representative ready to talk about what matters most to you. Get answers about start dates, curriculum, financial aid, scholarships and more!

  1. Program length may be subject to change dependent on transfer credits and course load. Please refer to current course catalog for more information. Concorde does not guarantee admittance, graduation, subsequent employment or salary amount.

  2. Professional certification is not a requirement for graduation, may not be a requirement for employment nor does it guarantee employment.

  3. Financial aid is available to those who qualify but may not be available for all programs. Concorde does not guarantee financial aid or scholarship awards or amounts.

  4. Clinical hour requirements and delivery may vary by campus location and may be subject to change. Concorde does not guarantee clinical site assignments based upon student preference or geographic convenience; nor do clinical experiences guarantee graduation, post-clinical employment or salary outcomes.

  5. Registration and certification requirements for taking and passing these examinations are not controlled by Concorde, but by outside agencies, and are subject to change by the agency without notice. Therefore, Concorde cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take these exams, at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.