NIFA National Institute of First Assisting

The Nation’s Perioperative Trainer

RNFA – Nation’s largest RN First Assistant (RNFA) training program for NPs and RNs in surgery.

NISE™ – Nurse In Surgery Essentials (NISE™) is the only ABSNC accredited circulating nurse training program.

NIFA National Institute of First Assisting

The Nation’s Perioperative Trainer

RNFA – Nation’s largest RN First Assistant (RNFA) training program for NPs and RNs in surgery.

NISE – Nurse In Surgery Essentials (NISE™) is the only ABSNC accredited circulating nurse program.

RN First Assistant - RNFA+

Perioperative APRNs and RNs: Get more involved in surgery, work in the surgeon’s inner circle and make 15% more doing what you absolutely love!

Why dId more than 85% of all RNFA graduates in 2020 attend NIFA RNFA training? Because only NIFA gives you RNFA+.

As an RNFA student, NIFA provides  student support services over 40 hours per week, weekly Zoom Webinars while you’re at home, and our SutureStar™ Workshops where you’ll receive up to 30 times more surgical hands-on training. That’s RNFA+!

Since 1996, we’ve Guaranteed: You will learn to master the skills of the nation’s top RNFAs or we retrain you for FREE!

Nurse in Surgery Essentials - NISE™

NISE is the only ABSNC accredited, Certificate of Mastery educational program that was developed in partnership between NIFA® and the Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI®), to train novice perioperative nurses and those transitioning into the OR setting.

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Student Testimonial of the Month

I am in a position where I love my job and I got a sizable raise as well, which definitely helps.

 We are here for you!

Every month NIFA hires leading perioperative Experts to present virtual, live Afterhour™ Webinars giving our students and graduates the tools they need to succeed today and in the future!
 

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SutureStar™ Workshops

Obtain up to 30 times more hands on training by attending one of NIFA’s RNFA SutureStar™ Workshops.

NIFA is the only RNFA training that offers the following classes, guaranteed to take you to the front of the line:

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Laparoscopic Labs

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Endoscopic Vessel Harvesting (EVH) Labs

$

Total Abdominal Hysterectomy (TAH) Labs

$

Transverse Colon Resection Labs

$

Cesarean Section Labs

$

ORIF of the Femur Labs

$

Carotid Endarterectomy Labs

$

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Repair Labs

$

RNFA Reimbursement Seminar

Students get all of this hands-on training all while having a great time in fantastic locations throughout the country!

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Graduate Testimonials

Don’t take our word for it that we offer the best RNFA education in the industry, here’s what our grads say:

“Being an RN First Assistant has opened many doors for me and allowed me to better myself personally and professionally. I specialize in orthopedics and am very happy where I am in life.”

NIFA RNFA Graduate

“I have gained a greater understanding of what my perioperative patients experience. I have a broader role in the care of my patients. I have greater opportunity for professional achievement and monetary gain.”

NIFA RNFA Graduate

“Yes! I am more engaged in my nursing career than ever before. I am looked to by surgeons to help their cases go smoother and more successful. Also, the pay increase has been helpful.”

NIFA RNFA Graduate

Want to see what others say?

In March of 2020, we asked our graduates how RNFA bettered their life (even during Covid 19). Click the written testimonial button below to see some of the responses submitted within 24 hours. 

Additionally, we gathered videos from students who shared some of their experiences with NIFA in the video testimonials.

NIFA and CCI developed Surgical Crossword Puzzles – FREE!

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