RN First Assistant Resources

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.

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AORN Position Statements Related to First Assisting


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Resources for RNFA Educators 

Resources for Governing Bodies