The Department of Surgical Technology at the University of Saint Francis exists to serve its communities of interest in the field of surgical technology by providing a learning environment that emphasizes Franciscan values, the liberal arts tradition and professional excellence.
The Surgical Technology program is designed to:
- Prepare competent entry-level surgical technologists in the cognitive, psychomotor and affective learning domains.
- Provide employers with skilled surgical technologists who effectively apply theory to practice.
- Promote development of clinical competencies adhering to best practices.
- Enhance the surgical technology student personally and professionally through general education.
- Provide a learning environment that recognizes individual differences and promotes Franciscan values.
- Assist students in developing effective learning patterns on which to build further professional growth.
Student Learning Outcomes
Reflecting Franciscan values, the Surgical Technology graduate will:
- Demonstrate strong surgical conscience and ethical decision making during perioperative patient care and professional relations.
- Skillfully apply scientific and surgical theory to aseptic technique, instrument handling skills, tissue manipulation and patient care.
- Use critical thinking skills to anticipate the needs of the surgeon and other members of the surgical team.
- Utilize technology in preparation for expanded roles as a surgical technologist.
- Integrate concepts from the social and behavioral sciences into interpersonal relations through effective communication.
- Assume responsibility for self-direction by participating in activities that contribute to personal and professional growth.