So my wife's brother just finished his residency and landed a job with a private group as general surgeon. The practice works out of two separate hospitals in Arizona. He asked me to get certified to do first assist for him. I have no OR experience. After looking into it I am considering becoming a ACNP, so I can first assist and round on pt's outside the OR. I would try to get a job in the OR as a RN while in NP school to gain OR exp.
From looking at other post NP's don't necessarily need to get RNFA certified as it depends on the hospital you are working in if they require it; is this correct?
I am getting burned out on floor nursing and think I would enjoy this line of work more. Would this be a lucrative field to get into; being able to bill for the first assisting and bill for the NP work outside the OR? Or would it be better to become a RNFA with out the stress and cost of NP school?
Thanks for any help.