So from what I am reading from the earlier posts that RNFA is really a waist? My friend who was on the waiting list for nursing school got into a surgical first assistant program and graduated in 2 yrs and is making more money then any of the RN's I know. It would seem that Dr's would want RN's because of their stronger medical background. SFA are basically scrub techs with extra training. Not to knock either profession - but I want to get into OR nursing - and was thinking the RNFA was the way to go. But it seems that maybe taking the program to become a Surgical Assistant is better.
Any thoughts on this? Love to hear it first hand.