1. Hello I am a 1st year nursing student and I am really curious about a first assistant nurse in the OR I know I have a whole till I start working but I've looked for requirements and schools that offer this certification to become a first assist. If anyone has any info that would be greatly appreciated
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  3. by   JUSTanLPN
    My wife is an OR RN and I believe(probably wrong) that the physician decides who they want as first assist and the physician pays them, not the hospital.

    I THINK.
  4. by   JustBeachyNurse
    RNFA is a specific credential, often considered an APN, from AORN:

    "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."

    For more information : http://www.aorn.org/Clinical_Practic...ng_(RNFA).aspx
  5. by   clopez9
    Thank you so much