Surgical technology specialists are at the center of the action in surgery and never queasy at the sight of blood. Surg techs are trained professionals who work under the direction of a surgeon and the medical team to deliver the highest level of patient care before, during and after the surgery.
Individuals certified in surgical technology take on many critical roles in the operating room. Surg techs often help prepare patients for surgery, inspect and ensure surgical instruments are sterile, and make certain the operating room is organized for the medical team. During surgery, surg techs help to position patients on the operating table and drape them with sterile cloths. They troubleshoot equipment and may be called upon to clean and cauterize blood vessels or close wounds.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for surgical technologists in the U.S. for May 2018 was $47,300 per year ($22.74 per hour), with a much faster than average projected job growth of 15 percent between 2014 and 2024.
The Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology (ARC ST/SA). 25400 US Highway 19 N, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763. (727) 210-2350. Email: email@example.com; Website: www.caahep.org
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Applicants are evaluated on the basis of the following criteria:
Prospective students may apply anytime and are accepted on a rolling basis. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and students will be notified of their acceptance by letter or phone.
To be considered for admission, the following items must be submitted to the Admissions Office:
The program requires a minimum of 66 credit hours. All students are required to complete specific coursework. This list should only be used as a curriculum guide. Course listings and required curriculum are subject to change.
Included within this list is the Educated Citizen Core Curriculum. All students seeking to complete an undergraduate degree at Nebraska Methodist College must complete this set of Arts and Sciences requirements.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in Surgical Technology Program Corequisites: SUR 152, SUR 163
Prerequisites: SUR 100 Corequisites: SUR 100, SUR 163
Prerequisites: Entrance into the Surgical Technology program Corequisites: SUR 100, SUR 152
Prerequisites: SUR 100, SUR 152, SUR 163 Corequisites: SUR 236, SUR 182, SUR 200
Prerequisites: SUR 100, SUR 152, SUR 163 Corequisites: SUR 236, SUR 173, SUR 200
Prerequisites: SUR 100, SUR 152, SUR 163 Corequisites: SUR 236, SUR 173, SUR 182
Prerequisites: SUR 100, SUR 152, SUR 163 Corequisites: SUR 173, SUR 182, SUR 200
Prerequisites: SUR 100, SUR 152, SUR 163, SUR 236, SUR 173, SUR 182, SUR 200 Corequisites: SUR 250, SUR 264
Prerequisites: SUR 100, SUR 152, SUR 163, SUR 173, SUR 182, SUR 200, SUR 236 Corequisites: SUR 257, SUR 264
Prerequisites: SUR 100, SUR 152, SUR 163, SUR 236, SUR 173, SUR 182, SUR 200 Corequisites: SUR 257, SUR 250
Prerequisites: SUR 100, SUR 152, SUR 163, SUR 236, SUR 173, SUR 182, SUR 200, SUR 257, SUR 250, SUR 264 Corequisites: SUR 280, SUR 287, SUR 277
Prerequisites: SUR 100, SUR 152, SUR 163, SUR 236, SUR 173, SUR 182, SUR 200, SUR 257, SUR 250, SUR 264 Corequisites: SUR 270, SUR 280, SUR 287
Prerequisites: SUR 100, SUR 152, SUR 163, SUR 236, SUR 173, SUR 182, SUR 200, SUR 257, SUR 250, SUR 264 Corequisites: SUR 270, SUR 287, SUR 277
Prerequisites: SUR 100, SUR 152, SUR 163, SUR 236, SUR 173, SUR 182, SUR 200, SUR 257, SUR 250, SUR 264 Corequisites: SUR 270, SUR 280, SUR 277
Our surg tech faculty are highly experienced and credentialed in their own fields, giving you constant real-world insight you can use.
While any instructor can recite from a textbook, ours go a step further and draw from vast personal experience. Instructors here care as deeply about their students as they do the subject matter and it shows.
Graduates of the Surgical Technology Program will:
SURG TECH OUTCOMES DATA
Enrollment (At Start of Program)
By Cohort (Within 22 Months of Program Start)
GRADUATE SATISFACTION (AT GRAD)
|Graduate Return Rate
Graduate Survey Data
|Percent Taking Exam (CST)
|Overall Pass Rate
OUTCOMES POST GRADUATION
Employment 6 Months after graduation
Employer Survey Results
Background check: Clinical facilities require that Nebraska Methodist College perform drug testing and background checks on all students before they are allowed to participate in clinical experiences. Therefore, students will be required to have a background check performed and submit to drug screening before being allowed into clinical practice.
It is your responsibility to understand the duties, responsibilities, skills and abilities required for your chose program/profession. In addition to the technical standards as described above, please review the information regarding Surgical Technology at the O*NET website here.
Please develop a thoughtful and organized response to the questions below. Your response should be approximately two paragraphs for each question. The admissions committee is looking for responses that are not only well supported but that also use appropriate style and grammar. Be sure to include your name and program on the document itself. You may attach the responses to an email sent to the Admissions office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When drafting your written statement, please cite any sources using APA format if applicable. Also know that instances of plagiarism within an applicant's written statement will disqualify them for acceptance to Nebraska Methodist College due to the College's commitment to academic integrity and stringent plagiarism policies.
If you send your responses through the mail, please type your responses and send them to:
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Please first address what or who has influenced your decision to pursue a career in healthcare?
Share what was most interesting to you in this class. How might you apply what you learned to the healthcare field? If you do not have recent classes to reflect upon, you may reflect on a personal experience that you had and how what you learned from the experience can be applied to healthcare.
Describe the type of communication listed above you feel most comfortable using. Give a specific example of a time when you exhibited strong communication skills and what the result was of this communication. For example, did you resolve a problem, put someone at ease, or help someone understand a complicated situation?
Describe an experience you have had as a member of a group. Select a particular situation when a problem arose in that group and write about how you responded to it. You may select an experience that went well or one that you wish you could "do over."
The 22-month program for an Associate of Science degree in Surgical Technology is a combination of classroom studies, hands-on learning in a surgical suite laboratory, and clinical-based practice in Greater Omaha Area hospitals. Learning includes:
For those who learn additional skills or earn a Bachelor of Science degree, other career opportunities may include: