Surgical Technology Students Applauded for 100% Pass Rate
(from left to right) Erin Ivey, HGTC Assistant Chair of Surgical Technology; Lauryn Head, Audra Phillips, Callie Metts, Bethany Hart, Nayana Pires, Veronica DiIorio Marsden, Kaswana Haynes, Christy Johnson, Emily Coker, Julie Keener, Bryana Carrera, Chris Carpio, Olivia Borowicz, Kari Morris, Courtney Kriesle, HGTC Surgical Technology Clinical Coordinator.
Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) is proud to announce that all surgical technology students successfully passed the National Board Examination for HGTC’s Surgical Technology Program. There were14 students that completed the program and a 100% pass rate. After successfully completing a National Surgical Technology Board Exam, all graduates will be prepared to enter the workforce as Certified Surgical Technologists.
“We are very pleased with the results of the board examination for our students. This is a huge accomplishment for our students who have worked tremendously hard to complete their classroom study, laboratory practice, and clinical assignments while preparing to pass the exam,” said Erin Ivey, HGTC Assistant Chair of Surgical Technology. “I am looking forward to hearing their success stories and following their careers as surgical technologists in the workforce.”
The HGTC Associate in Applied Science, Surgical Technology degree prepares skilled students to enter the healthcare environment as surgical technologist. Graduates work under the supervision and delegatory authority of a surgeon to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive and non-invasive surgical procedures, ensuring that the operating room environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety. Surgical technologists are experts in the theory and application of the principles of asepsis and sterile technique to combine the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implementation and tools and technologies to facilitate a physician’s performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures.