Posted on March 8, 2016

Two McCann Students Pass the Certified Surgical Technologist Exam

Hazleton, Pa. (March, 2016) – Two McCann School of Business & Technology recent graduates, Danielle Townsend (Mount Pocono) and Brittany Russell (Kingston), have passed their Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Exams. These exams validate the skill sets and knowledge gained in the Surgical Technology program. This is also a necessary component to be a proficient surgical team member.

“This achievement recognizes the student’s commitment, expertise and knowledge needed to serve as a certified surgical technologist,” said Mary Lou Purnell, McCann’s Surgical Technology Program Director. “Having a CST certification makes our students more marketable to employers in the field.”

McCann covers the cost of CST exams, requiring all students to take the exam. McCann’s Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). This gives students a competitive edge in the workforce since many employers either require or prefer candidates to be certified.

Graduates who obtain a CST national certification demonstrate an understanding of the basic competencies for safe patient care in the operating room. The CST is widely recognized in the healthcare community as the leading qualification for Surgical Technologists and is required for employment within many local, state and national healthcare organizations.

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