NVCC 1998-1999 Catalog
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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.

One Year1st Semester2nd Semester3rd Semester

   HLT141Medical Terminology2
   MDL108Human Pathogenic Concepts2
   NUR140Introduction to Surgical Care2
NUR141Fundamentals of Surgical Care I3
NUR142Fundamentals of Surgical Care II3
   ENG111English Composition I 3
   HLT250General Pharmacology 3
   NAS150Human Biology 4
NUR298Topics In: Surgical Procedures I 4
NUR298Topics In: Surgical Procedures II 4
   NUR290Coordinated Practice: Surgical Tech.  5

Total Credits/Semester13185

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 298, Surgical Procedures I, is taught the first 8-weeks of the 2nd semester and NUR 298, Surgical Procedures II, is taught the second 8-weeks.

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