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Friday, August 30, 2013

CPTC Receives National Recognition for Surgical Tech Examination

Clover Park Technical College has received the annual merit award from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting for achieving at least a 90% pass rate on the Certified Surgical Technologist examination for the cycle of August 1, 2012 through July 31, 2013. Graduates obtaining national certification as a CST demonstrate by examination understanding of the basic competencies for safe patient care on 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.

The Surgical Technology Program at CPTC is taught by Kezia Clark and Ronda Armstrong. The 130-credit program prepares students to work on a surgical team, including surgeons and registered nurses, within the operating room.

According to Ron Kruzel, CEO of NBSTSA, the organization has a 40-year history in CST examination development. The CST examination is the only fully accredited examination by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies for surgical technologists in the nation. NCCA accreditation assures that the CST examination meets stringent standards of professional pride, the desire to be recognized for mastery of surgical competencies, and an on going commitment to quality patient care.

To learn more about Surgical Technology at CPTC visit www.cptc.edu/surgtech.
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