Shannon E. Smith
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
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
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.