RN-First Assistant

Career Advancement at Your Fingertips

Nancy
SWAT Nurse
Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center

"We do a little bit of everything; we are extra eyes, ears and legs. Do anything that is needed and go where we are needed."

Nancy
SWAT Nurse
Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center

"We do a little bit of everything; we are extra eyes, ears and legs. Do anything that is needed and go where we are needed."

Patient-focused care ROC - video


This Registered Nurse First Assistant Program (RNFA) is designed to provide the experienced perioperative nurse with the advanced preparation necessary to assume the role of first assistant. This program is based on the Core Curriculum for the RNFA. This RNFA Program stresses the importance of an expanded perioperative role for the RNFA. Your perioperative experience is used to build a foundation of knowledge that will enable you to function in the entire perioperative arena, not just the intraoperative phase.