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Surgical Technology program wins awards

Published: Oct 19 2015
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Students in the Surgical Technology program at Bismarck State College achieved a 100 percent pass rate for the seventh straight year in the most recent National Certified Surgical Technologist exam for licensure.

Bismarck State College received a Certificate of Merit from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) for student achievement in the Aug. 1, 2014 to July 31, 2015 exam cycle.

BSC also received a Certificate of Excellence from the NBSTSA for being among 10 schools and medical facilities nationwide with a 100 percent pass rate five years in a row.  

The Certified Surgical Technologist designation is the foremost credential for surgical technologists in the nation and required for employment at many local, state and national health care organizations. Graduates obtaining national certification demonstrate basic competence for safe patient care in the operating room.

Besides Surgical Technology, BSC offers a variety of health programs including Nursing, Medical Laboratory Technician, Paramedic Technology, and Phlebotomy Technician. For more information, visit

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