Clinical & Graduation Requirements:
Clinical student must complete a minimum of 120 cases in the first scrub role to graduate.
The student must complete a minimum of 30 cases in General Surgery:
20 must be performed in the first scrub role. The other 10 can be performed in either the first or second role.
The student must complete a minimum of 90 cases in various surgical specialties, excluding General surgery. 60 of these cases must be in the first scrub role and distributed among a minimum four surgical specialties.
The goal of the surgical rotation is to contribute to the development of an organized, well-rounded, entry –level surgical technologist. To apply the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains from the classroom to the clinical setting.
|Surgical Specialty||Total # of Cases Required||Minimum # of First Scrub Cases Required||Maximum # of Second Scrub Cases That can be Applied Towards 120 Cases Required|
Surgical rotation is a requirement for graduation from Kona Community Hospital Surgical Technology Program. The first part of the program is skills development in classroom and lab. After passing classroom/laboratory practical exam each student will be placed in a clinical rotation. This will involve pulling surgical cases, scrubbing, and gowning, gloving, setting up the operating room, sterile environment and scrubbing into surgical cases. The clinical student will be involved in surgical cases with the assistance of a preceptor. All students will be involved in patient care; preoperatively, intraoperatively, postoperatively.
Students will be rotating through several clinical sites. Other sites may be added in the future.
Academic Calendar: See Updated Attachment for 2024-2025 Calendar
|March 1, 2023
June 1, 2023
|*** Attendance to one of the two Informational Sessions on the Surgical Technology Program held on Monday, May 3, 2023 @ 8 am and Wednesday, May 4, 2023@ 4 pm
81-980 Halekii St (Kealakekua Plaza) Education Department
Kealakekua , HI 96750
Interested student dates for 2023-2024:
In – person information session by appointment only
|June 1, 2023||Final deadline to summit Fall admission application. Post marked not later than June 1 , 2023|
|June 19 2023 and June 20, 2023||Interview applicants on June 19, 2023 and June 20, 2023. 8 am – 12:30pm
** Date and time will be determined and applicant will be notified
|July 15, 2023||Tuition Payment deadline July 15, 2023
*** Tuition not paid by deadline will result in losing your spot in the program. The next person on the list will get the opportunity.
*** Tuition is paid to the billing department at Kona Community Hospital.
|August 1, 2023||First day for class
Classroom and lab
|August 7, 2023||Last day to withdraw from the program|
|November 1, 2023||Classroom and lab
|2023-2024 Holidays||Days off for national Holidays:
Hawaiian holidays 2023-2024
Hawaii Admission Day Aug 18, 2023
Labor Day Sept 4, 2023
Veterans Day Nov 10, 2023
Christmas Dec 25, 2023
New Year’s Day Jan 2, 2023
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan 15, 2024
Washington’s Birthday Feb 19, 2024
Prince Kuhio Day Mar 26, 2024
Good Friday March 29, 2024
Memorial Day May 27, 2024
|February 1, 2024||First clinical rotation begins
|April 3, 2024||Second clinical rotation begins
|May 31, 2024||National certification exam given to the class|
|May 31, 2024||Last day of school|
|June 1, 2024||Graduation ceremony|
|June 3, 2024||Final grades|