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.