Surgical Technologist Schools in Tennessee - TN
Continuing Education Requirements in Tennessee
It is mandatory for all CST’s to recertify every 5 years after completion of a degree program through one of the accredited Tennessee surgical technologist schools, and after having retained employment. Certification can be retained by either amassing 80 continuing education credits in the related field, or by taking a reexamination of the current NBSTSA certification test. For a list of certificate renewal, continuing education credit options, and general information, please visit www.AST.org or www.NBSTSA.org.
Surgical Technologist Associations in Tennessee
- Tennessee Association of Surgical Technologists (TNAST)
The TNAST describes itself as a charter organization of the much larger, national Association of Surgical Technologists (AST). The focus of the TNAST is to keep current on legislative issues within Tennessee, ongoing education with its members, and the continued quality care of patients. Members of AST who reside in Tennessee are automatically enrolled as members of the TNAST.
- Association of Surgical Technologists
Tennessee is one of many states that are charter members of the Association of Surgical Technologists (AST). One of the nation’s largest professional organizations in the CST field is AST. Their stated mission is “to enhance the profession so as to ensure quality patient care.” As a member, CST’S and CST trainees in Tennessee can take advantage of a number of benefits such as fee waivers and continuing education credits. For more information, go to WWW.AST.ORG.Through campus or online programs, aspiring Surgical Techs in Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Clarksville and Murfreesboro, Tennessee may be able to prepare themselves for the possibility of employment in some of the largest hospitals and healthcare facilities in the state including the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Memorial Hospital, Jackson-Madison County General Hospital and Nashville's Baptist Hospital.