Surgical Technology Mission
The University of Saint Francis Department of Surgical Technology 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 program is designed to:
- 1) Prepare competent entry level surgical technologists in the cognitive, psychomotor and affective learning domains.
- 2) Provide employers with skilled surgical technologists who effectively apply theory to practice.
- 3) Promote development of clinical competencies adhering to best practices.
- 4) Enhance the surgical technology student personally and professionally through general education.
- 5) Provide a learning environment that recognizes individual differences and promotes Franciscan values.
- 6) 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:
- Respect and protect each patient’s right to privacy, dignity, safety and comfort.
- Demonstrate compassion in perioperative patient care and professional relations.
- Utilize strong surgical conscience to ensure the environmental safety of patients, health care personnel and self.
- 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.
- Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
- Assume responsibility for self-direction by participating in activities that contribute to personal and professional growth.