FAYETTEVILLE, NC – August 21, 2014 – Fayetteville Technical Community College has received the annual merit award from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) for achieving a 100% pass rate on the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) examination for the cycle of August 1, 2013 through July 31, 2014. Graduates obtaining national certification as a CST demonstrate, by examination, understanding of the basic competencies for safe patient care in the operating room. The CST is widely recognized in the health care community as the foremost credential for surgical technologists in the nation. The CST is required for employment within many local, state, and national health care organizations.
According to NBSTSA Chief Executive Officer Ron Kruzel, the NBSTSA has a 40-year history in CST examination development. The CST examination is the only fully accredited examination by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) for surgical technologists in the nation. NCCA accreditation assures that the CST examination meets stringent standards of examination development and administration. Certification as a surgical technologist exhibits professional pride, the desire to be recognized for mastery of surgical competencies, and, more important, an ongoing commitment to quality patient care.
For more information, please got to the NBSTSA website at www.nbstsa.org or call 1-800-707-0057.