RNFA Requirements

  1. I'mlooking for specific requirements for becoming an RNFA. I ahve 3+ years of orthopedic scrub/first assistant experience but can't seemto find info on degree or clinical requirements.

    Thanks,

    Rick
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  3. by   suzanne4
    Quote from onealrn9
    I'mlooking for specific requirements for becoming an RNFA. I ahve 3+ years of orthopedic scrub/first assistant experience but can't seemto find info on degree or clinical requirements.

    Thanks,

    Rick
    Requirements per AORN are now a BSN with 2000 clinical hours first assisting and seeing patient on the floor or in the office. There are many approved programs out there for training.

    Hope that this helps and welcome to the group............
  4. by   onealrn9
    Quote from suzanne4
    Requirements per AORN are now a BSN with 2000 clinical hours first assisting and seeing patient on the floor or in the office. There are many approved programs out there for training.

    Hope that this helps and welcome to the group............

    Thank you very much. I had heard of the new guidelines from a friend but wasn't sure. Unfortunatley I only have an ADN so back to school it is.

    Thanks, Rick
  5. by   Sarah, RNBScN
    check this site out re: RNFA program via distance/on line learning

    www.bcit.ca

    2 coworkers have completed the theory components and the clinical is being done at the hospital where they are employed

    fyi

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