Cherokee Nation W.W. Hastings Hospital Surgical Technology Program provides training and skills necessary to become a surgical technologist. Our goal is to prepare competent entry-level surgical technologist in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. A surgical technologist is an integral member of the surgical team, responsible for preparation of sterile supplies, equipment and instruments, and assisting the surgeon in their use. The surgical technologist most frequently serves as instrument handler, setting up instruments, and then passing them to the surgeon. A surgical technologist may also assist the surgeon by performing tasks such as retracting incisions, cutting sutures, and utilizing suction to maintain a clear field of vision for the surgeon.
Cherokee Nation W.W. Hastings Hospital Surgical Technology Program students who complete the 9.5 month program will be eligible to test for the CST exam.