SGNA Associates Program
Purchase the Associates Bundle for a discount on the Associates Program and Advanced Associates Program!
*This is the updated version on the SGNA Associates Program. If you were still completing the older version of this program, no worries! You will still be able to complete the older version of the program. Please navigate to your eLearning Programs to access the older version. SGNA will not transfer any registrations from the old program to the new program.*
- Become a respected professional and team member in your GI/endoscopy setting.
- Learn basic endoscope reprocessing.
- Understand the dynamics of a GI/Endoscopy unit or facility.
- Integrate your learning with nurses and others in your unit.
This program consists of eight online education modules covering the following topics:
Module 1: Anatomy & Physiology
Module 2: Endoscopic Equipment
Module 3: Infection Prevention
Module 4: Patient Care
Module 5: Risk Management
Module 6: Roles & Responsibilities
Module 7: Safety
Module 8: Emergency Preparedness
The participants of this online program, consisting of eight modules, carefully study the program material and then take module post-tests. Upon successful completion of the eight post-tests and evaluations, the participant is awarded a Certificate of Completion and a pin. The successful participant is also awarded the privilege of being recognized as a GI Technical Specialist (GTS).
Please allow 4-6 weeks from date of completion to receive the lapel pin.
CBSPD: This online educational program offers the chance to earn 7.00 contact hours from The Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution, Inc. (CBSPD) eligible from September 2023 - September 2028.
Expiration: As of September 2023, SGNA will be implementing an expiration date for learners completing the Associates Program. The expiration date will be five years from the date completed. For example, if a learner completed the program on August 17, 2023, then the learner will need to retake the program before or on August 17, 2028.
If you took the program in or prior to 2018, you would need to re-enroll in the Associates Program to hold a current certificate of completion.
NOTE: Registration for this product expires after 180 days.
Google Chrome: For the Associates Program to work effectively and track your progress, please make sure you keep both the tab with the title '[CLONE] Associates Program...' open with the module you are completing. If you exit out of the '[CLONE] Associates Program...' tab your progress will not save and you will not be directed back to the eLearning Center once you've completed your module.
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