O.K. check it out.... I'm an 05' grad of a BS health promtion/Biology double major. I recently acquired my C.N.A.. For the last year I have been working as a surgical tech(not CST) for a donor organ/tissue bank. The experience in instrumentation and surgical applications is crazy!! I am really considering getting my BSN. I would love to be a RN-FA (first assist)...how does one emphasis on the surgical aspect of nursing without just being a circulator (not that there;s anything wrong with circulators).....I just love being in the sterile field!!!!
Dec 15, '06
At my previous hospital they hired ALOT of first assists. From what I was told by them- they are able to do all aspects of surgery from scrub, circulate, closing cases. It pretty much depends on the group you work for and what the MD will allow.The FA's I spoke with seemed pretty satisfied.