Shannon E. Smith

Assistant Professor

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Department

Surgical Technology

Email

Phone

812-888-5893

Location

Vincennes Campus - Health Science Bldg. - Rm #217

Education and Licensure/Certifications

M.H.Sc., Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2016

Higher Education Concentration

B.S., Health Sciences, Old Dominion university, Norfolk, Virginia 2006

Minor in Management

Diploma, Surgical Technology, Athens Technical College, Athens, Georgia 1989

 

Experience

  • Program Chair, Surgical Services and Assistant Professor at Tallahassee Community College

  • Assistant Program Coordinator of Surgical Services at Gulf Coast State College

  • Board of Director, Florida State Assembly of the Association of Surgical Technologists, 2010-2012; 2014-2016

  • Board of Director, Association of Surgical Assistants 2013-2015; Re-elected 2015-2017.

  • Appointed to Education and professional Standards Committee for the Association of Surgical Assistants, 2011-2013

  • Actively engaged with legislative efforts to pass bill, requiring certification for practicing surgical technologists and surgical assistants in the State of Florida, 2010-2015

  • Nominated for the Association of Community College Trustees Faculty Award for the Southeastern Region, 2014

  • Invited to serve on the item writing committee for the National Board of Surgical Technologists and Surgical Assistants (NBSTSA), 2015

  • Invited to serve on the Job Analysis Advisory Committee (JAAC) for the National Board of Surgical Technologists and Surgical Assistants (NBSTSA), 2017

 

Certifications

Certified Surgical First Assistant (CSFA), National Board of Surgical Technologists and Surgical Assistants (NBSTSA)

Certified Surgical Technologist (CST), National Board of Surgical Technologists and Surgical Assistants (NBSTSA)

Mrs. Smith views the classroom, lab, and clinical components as a way to challenge each student to use critical thinking skills. Classroom time is spent reviewing, discussing and applying information gained from classroom lecture, assignments, and student clinical experience.

Mrs. Smith views the best part of being a Certified Surgical Technologist as being able to make an immediate impact in relation to the patient’s wellness.