Dixie State University’s Surgical Tech Program Score High on the Success Charts

By Brooke Ulrich

The goal of the Dixie State University Surgical Technology program is to prepare competent entry-level surgical technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

DSU’s program is committed to preparing students to successfully pass their board exam and assisting students with job placement after graduation.

100% of DSU’s Surgical Technology, Dental Hygiene, Medical Radiography, and Physical Therapist Assistant graduates pass their national credentialing exams on the first attempt.

Surgical Technology class of 2021 graduates, from left to right;
Kathryn Esplin, Amanda Dury, Morgan Rogers, Torey Schweitzer, Kenzie Bradley, Tayler Britt,
Abby Monson, and Samantha Slack. Not pictured, Teresita Rodriguez

Also, 95% of DSU graduates are employed, or entering graduate school or the military within six months of graduation.

Skilled in the principles of asepsis and the practice of sterile techniques, surgical technologists are on the frontlines in today’s optimal surgical environments. They are integral members of the surgical team who work closely with surgeons, anesthesiologists, registered nurses, and other surgical personnel delivering patient care before, during, and after surgery.

Some of our most recent surgical tech graduates have moved on to work for University of Utah Hospital, Saint George Surgery Center, Coral Desert Surgery Center, Cedar City Hospital, and Saint George Regional Hospital.