Janet Milligan
Janet Milligan
Professor, Surgical 

Office: HSHS 135
Phone: 208-732-6706
Email: jmilligan@csi.edu
Janet Milligan

Education Information

1976             Blackfoot High School
                      graduate of general studies

1977             Certified Nurses Aide
                             Grand Oak's Nursing home

1981             Certificate in Surgical technology 
                       Boise State University
                               National certification through NBSTSA
1996             Associate Degree Nursing
                      The College of Southern Idaho
                              Licensed in the State of Idaho

1997-2020    Idaho Teacher Certification
                    University of Idaho

2006            Bachelor of Science
                     University of Idaho

2012            Masters Degree in Education 
                           Curriculum and Instructional Design
                     University of Idaho

Background/Personal Information

I am a Registered Nurse and Surgical Technologist.  I have worked my entire adult life in the Operating room as either a Surgical technologist, as an RN Circulator, and now as an educator.  I am a Certified PeriOperative Nurse (CNOR

In the fall of 1998 I was offered a position at the College of Southern Idaho as an instructor for the 1 year old surgical technology program.  I have worked at CSI since that time at a job that I am quite well suited for. 

The CSI program (and I) have earned several awards including:

2001 Our CSI program won the Idaho State PTE Program of the Year

2001 Our CSI program the National status of Promising Postsecondary Career and Technical Program. (A program status is only shared by the top 3% of Vocational programs in our nation) 

2003 my class of students nominated me for the CSI Teacher of the Year (which I was proud to accept because the nomination came from my own class of students)

2014 Our CSI programs (all three surgical programs) won the Idaho State PTE program of the year(for the second time in my career at CSI) 

2014 I earned the Idaho State PTE Educator of the year(Which I was pleased to accept because I was nominated by my peers)

Teaching Philosophy

Educational Philosophy:

I knew right away that I wanted to introduce and excite my surgical technology students in the career that I have always loved and I wanted them to learn in a good humored and non-intimidating climate.  I love teaching in a Professional Technical Education (PTE) program because I get to facilitate as my college students grow from novice to expert and then leave CSI for a new and exciting career in surgery.    


Links of Interest

  1. Association of Surgical Technology
  2. Association of Operating Room Nurses



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