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Bellin College offers first advanced surgical technology and surgical assisting bachelor’s program in Wisconsin

Joachim Chino, Vanessa Jensen
Posted at 6:05 PM, Mar 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-18 19:05:15-04

Bellin College announced a Surgical Technology/Surgical Assisting undergraduate program starting fall of 2021.

The college says this is the first bachelor’s program in Wisconsin and one of the first in the nation that offers advanced education in both aspects of surgical technology and surgical assisting.

Bellin College says the program launch stems from a local and national shortage of surgical technologists and surgical assistants, essential functions of surgical care.

The college also says the program qualifies graduates for first assist roles, increasing the earning potential upon completion of the program. The curriculum will include courses in surgical quality standards, risk management/professional responsibilities, and office practice. Students will not only learn how to support in the intraoperative setting but can also perform preoperative and postoperative duties to better facilitate patient care.

Graduates of the program will receive a Bachelor of Science in Surgical Technology/Surgical Assisting (BSST) degree and are eligible to apply for the national certification examination, Bellin College says. This degree provides graduates the opportunity for immediate employment or continuing education in the health sciences field.

Learn more here.