One program at Parkland College has earned the Merit Award from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assistance or, (NBSTSA).
The Surgical Technology program received the award for achieving a 100-percent graduate pass rate on the national certification exam for surgical technologists during the 2015-2016 academic year. Graduates passing the exam to become a certified surgical technologist (CST) demonstrate an understanding of the basic competencies for safe patient care in the operating room.
The CST exam is the only fully accredited examination by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies for surgical technologists in the nation. 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.
Parkland congratulates the Surgical Technology graduates earning this honor and the faculty members who train them.