The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) recently honored Sinclair Community College with the annual merit award for achieving at least a 90% pass rate on the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) examination for students testing August 1, 2017 through July 31, 2018.
Graduates obtaining national certification as a CST demonstrate by examination understanding of the basic competencies for safe patient care in the operating room. The CST is widely recognized in the health care community as the foremost credential for surgical technologists in the nation. The CST is required for employment within many local, state and national health care organizations.
According to NBSTSA Chief Executive Officer Ben Price, the NBSTSA has a 40 year history in CST examination development. The CST examination is a fully accredited examination by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) for surgical technologists. NCCA accreditation assures that the CST examination meets stringent standards of examination development and administration. Certification as a surgical technologist exhibits professional pride, the desire to be recognized for mastery of surgical competencies, and most importantly an ongoing commitment to quality patient care.
The Surgical Technology program is one of over 50 high quality associate degree and certificate programs in Health Sciences offered at Sinclair. To learn more about these programs and the new Sifferlen Health Sciences Center, visit the Health Sciences Division webpage at http://www.sinclair.edu/academics/divisions/hs/ or schedule an appointment to speak with someone in the Academic Advising Center.