NVCC 2005-2006 Catalog


     

ALLIED HEALTH AND NURSING CURRICULA


     

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SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY (program on hold for 2005-2006)
Certificate MEC

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 at the Annandale 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 assistant dean and/or instructor.

Certification Eligibility: The Liaison Council on Certification for the Surgical Technologist (LCC-ST) offers a national certifying examination to graduates of programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). NVCC's program received initial accreditation October 2000.

One Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester

3rd Semester


 

   HLT

141

Medical Terminology

2

 

MDL

108

Human Pathogenic Concepts in Health

2

 

   NUR

140

Introduction to Surgical Care

2

 

NUR

141

Fundamentals of Surgical Care I

3

 

NUR

142

Fundamentals of Surgical Care II

3

 

   SDV

295

Study Skills or Healthcare Delivery
Systems or SDV Elective

1

 

 

   ENG

111

College Composition I

 

3

 

   HLT

250

General Pharmacology

 

3

 

   NAS

150

Human Biology

 

4

 

NUR

209

Surgical Procedures I

 

4

 

NUR

210

Surgical Procedures II

 

4

 

 

   NUR

296

On-Site Training In: Surgical Tech.

 

 

5

 


 

 

Total Credits/Semester

13

18

5

Total credits for the Surgical Technology Certificate = 36.

1 All students must have completed MDL 108 or NAS 161 with a grade of C or better before entering into the second semester. All students must have completed NAS 150 or NAS 162 with a grade of C or better before entering into the third semester.

2 NUR 141, 142 are each taught in 8-week segments in the first semester.

3 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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