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Program Description:

The Associate Degree in Surgical Technology program prepares the student with the training principles to assist surgeons, supplying them with the necessary instruments during surgery. Upon completion of their studies, the student will be able to work in any public or private hospital, in care centers and in medical offices where outpatient surgeries are performed, among other interventions. In addition, training in surgical technology allows them to work in areas of supplies and sterile materials.

Program Objectives:

Students in the Associate Degree in Surgical Technology program will:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the services provided by the surgical team in relation to restoring the patient’s health.
  • Maintain accountability for their actions to ensure compliance with ethical and legal standards.
  • Respect the patient’s inherent right to privacy, dignity, and confidentiality.
  • Perform preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative planning including individualized preparation for each assigned surgical intervention.
  • Communicate effectively using appropriate medical terminology in the preoperative setting.
  • Demonstrate initiative in expanding knowledge of new surgical procedures and patient-related issues.
  • Anticipate the surgeon efficiently and according to the needs of the surgical procedure.

Organize surgical instrumentation and all necessary supplies for the surgical procedure.

For more information, please contact

Dra. Joseline López Lebrón, EdD, MSN, RN
787-998-8997 ext. 1003

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Effective January 31, 2022, this nursing program is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This candidacy status expires on January 31, 2024. Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326 (404) 975-5000 Note: Upon granting of initial accreditation by the ACEN Board of Commissioners, the effective date of initial accreditation is the date on which the nursing program was approved by the ACEN as a candidate program that concluded in the Board of Commissioners granting initial accreditation.