Program Coordinator and Faculty
Belinda Allen has served as the coordinator of the Surgical Technology program at El Centro College since August 2007 and has been an adjunct faculty member in the program since 1999. She also serves as the coordinator for El Centro’s Perioperative Nurse Internship program.
She has been a staff nurse in the operating room of Medical City Dallas Hospital since 1995, assisting in procedures from day surgery to open-heart procedures. From 2004 to 2007, she served as an educator in surgical services for UT Southwestern University Hospital - St. Paul, where she help to design, validate and implement a new computer program for the hospital’s perioperative nursing internship. She has also served as a staff nurse at Medical City in its ambulatory surgery center and on a surgery and urology floor.She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Dallas Baptist University, graduating cum laude, and in 2007 earned a certificate in Surgical Technology. She is an active member of the Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN) and the Association of Surgical Technologists (AST). She is nationally certified as a certified nurse operating room (CNOR) and certified surgical technologist (CST).