I want to inquire, from those who work in this field and have real business experience re: RNFA:
Can an NP work (in some states? all?) as an RNFA and what is the common practice for billing and employment?
Let me clarify. I am an FNP student, graduating this year and considering employment with a surgical group in a Southern state. I am interested in joining the NP and PA providers who work in this group and many or all of them also provide surgical assistance either as RNFA or otherwise (unsure). If I were to join a group like this where I do provide some surgical services or first-assisting, would I need to be certified as an RNFA, what are the pitfalls or advantages of this? Would I be able to seperately bill and gain income from this specific duty? It is billing specifically that I am interested in because frankly to work in surgery as well as my regular comfort zone of the hospital units, I would need some incentive.