Article Posted -- July 16, 2012
Sussex County Community College (SCCC) is proud to announce that eight of the College’s nine graduating Surgical Technology students have been admitted into the NBSTSA National Honor Society. This program is run by the Association of Surgical Technologists (AST) and is only offered to AST members who are at least 85% complete in the program and have shown excellence both academically, with a GPA not lower than 3.75, as well as in a clinical setting. The nominated individual is also judged on a moral scale, weighing his or her abilities of judgment, leadership, and integrity. Once accepted, members must adhere to the responsibility to always uphold the professional image of surgical technologists which includes a consistent display of morality and an assurance that the patient is the first priority in any situation.
Benefits of the NBSTSA National Honor Society are many and include a lifetime membership to the honor society, which can be proven with the certificate, pin, and membership card received upon acceptance, as well as three letters of recommendation to be used for future employment endeavors. Lillian Louglas, the Surgical Technology Program Director at SCCC writes of her new honor society students, “This year, all our students seem to be doing a spectacular job… That is really an amazing task. Something to be proud of.”
For more information on the AST, please visit ast.org. For more information on the Surgical Technology program at SCCC, please contact Louglas at (973) 300-2290 or email@example.com.