Surgical Nurse Assistant
Students in this major will learn about the roles and responsibilities of the surgical nurse assistant within the surgical team. Students will learn how to maintain the nonsterile operation environment. They will learn the principles and practices of aseptic technique, scrubbing, gowning, gloving, sterilization and disinfection and the role of the surgical nurse assistant in maintaining patient safety. Students will also learn patient care skills for the surgical environment including how to safely transport, position, and prep the patient for surgery as well as post surgical procedures. In addition, students will also complete courses in anatomy and physiology and medical terminology. There will also be a clinical component to this major.