First Assisting (RNFA)
The Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) is a perioperative registered nurse who functions in an expanded role or an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN). functioning as a first assistant. The RNFA role is recognized within the scope of nursing practice by the nurse practice acts in all 50 states.
AORN Position Statements Related to First Assisting
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Resources for RNFA Educators
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