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Purpose: The Surgical Technology curriculum is designed to provide students an opportunity to practice in operating rooms as a member of the surgical team. Surgical technologists fill the roles of circulator, scrub, or second assistant.
Admission Requirements: Applicants must have: 1. Been admitted to NVCC and have designated Annandale as home campus. 2. Received a high school diploma or GED; or have a license, certification or registration as a health care provider. 3. Attained at least 18 years of age. 4. Completed high school (or college courses) in biology or chemistry with a C grade or better. 5. Completed college English and math placement tests and met required placement for English 111 and Math 120 or 126. 6. Shown evidence of good physical and mental health. 7. Been CPR certified. 8. Completed required immunizations. 9. Interviewed with the program head and/or instructor.
Certification Eligibility: Upon completion of this certificate, graduates are eligible to sit for the certifying examination in surgical technology offered by the Association of Surgical Technologists, Inc.
Total credits for the Surgical Technology Certificate = 36.
1 NUR 141, 142 are each taught in 8-week segments in the first semester.
2 NUR 209, Surgical Procedures I, is taught the first 8-weeks of the 2nd semester and NUR 210, Surgical Procedures II, is taught the second 8-weeks.
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