College of Health Sciences

Surgical Technology Program

WELCOME TO THE Surgical Technology Program AT DIXIE STATE UNIVERSITY!

Skilled in the principles of asepsis and the practice of sterile technique, surgical technologists are on the frontlines in today’s optimal surgical environments. They are integral members of the surgical team who work closely with surgeons, anesthesiologists, registered nurses and other surgical personnel delivering patient care before, during and after surgery.

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Program Outcomes

OUR MISSION

The goal of the Dixie State University Surgical Technology program is to prepare competent entry-level surgical technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the successful conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Employ surgical technology roles and duties with appropriate competency and safety at entry-level for employment.
  2. Apply fundamental theoretical knowledge appropriate for the practice of surgical technology.
  3. Evaluate emerging surgical knowledge to support innovations in surgical practice.
  4. Differentiate appropriate professional behaviors necessary to obtain employment.
  5. Demonstrate competence and safe practice under pressure in demanding surgical situations.
  6. Adapt to unexpected circumstances in surgery to ensure safe patient care.

Certification

Utah has no licensure requirement for surgical technologists, although six of the fifty states do. Unique requirements for surgical technology employment may be employer-specific; many hospitals and surgery centers do require certification for employment.

Dixie State University Surgical Technology Program graduates are eligible to take the National Board Certifying Examination administered through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) to become a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST). This certification is recognized in all fifty states.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

Phone: 727-210-2350

Fax: 727-210-2354

Address:

25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763

The Dixie State University Surgical Technology Program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon recommendation by the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA).

Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting
Address: 6 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 210, Littleton, CO 80120
Phone: 303-694-9262
Fax: 303-741-3655
Website: www.arcstsa.org

www.caahep.orgĀ 

Contact

Heather Osness

Interim Program Director

Email: Heather.Osness@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-879-4842

Office: Taylor 258

Rachel Stewart

Academic Advisor

Email: Rachel.Stewart@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-652-7695

Office: HPC 339

Kathryn Preiss

Administrative Assistant

Email: Kathryn.Preiss@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-879-4820

Office: Taylor 207/HPC 322