NIFA Afterhour Webinars

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There are multiple motivating factors as to why one pursues becoming a recognized Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA). We all know that RNFAs make more, are more marketable, flexible, and have the exciting opportunity of being in the “circle of trust” of their surgeons. We also know there will be professional questions you will want answered for many months to come relative to professional opportunities and experiences. With our new “Afterhour Webinars” you can join in with other RNFA students from across the country for live video seminars. Every month for 12 months, the nation’s leading RNFAs and industry related professionals will discuss everything RNFA from A to Z.

 

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Kellie Anderson

Credentialing & Volunteer Specialist, CCI

    • Kellie Anderson is the Credentialing & Volunteer Coordinator at Competency and Credentialing Institute (CCI) in Denver, Colorado. CCI is a nonprofit certification leader in the perioperative nursing community. Kellie’s main role is to coordinate volunteers in all stages of test development, as well as assisting in exam development, maintenance, and customer care of the CNOR, CSSM, CNAMB, and CNS-CP credentials. She holds a BSS from the Tennessee Technological University.

Julia Johnson

Executive Director, NASC

    • Julia Johnson is the Executive Director of National Assistant at Surgery Certification (NASC). NASC offers two certifications for RNFAs. RNAS-C certification is for the new RNFA, while CRNFA certification requires 2,000 hours of practice as an RNFA. Julia holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Northern Arizona.

          • Benefits from certification
          • Eligibility requirements for RNFA certification
          • Obtaining and maintaining RNFA certification

MONDAY
NOVEMBER 7, 2022
7:30-9:00PM EST

Gary Hargreaves

President, NIFA Medical Billing

Gary Hargreaves, President and Founder of NIFA Medical Billing, Inc., has been billing exclusively for RN First Assistant services for over 23 years and for multiple service lines – in over 30 states.

      • What procedures do RNFA’s get reimbursed for and can I bill in my state?
      • Can my hospital bill for my first assisting services?
      • Is it worth becoming an APRN/RNFA versus an RNFA?
      • I finished my RNFA course. Now what?

MONDAY
NOVEMBER 14, 2022
7:30-9:00PM EST

Dr. John Russell, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, AGACNP-BC, CCRN, RNFA

Program Director, NIFA APRN RNFA Program

Dr. Russell is a practicing nurse practitioner in cardiothoracic surgery, a NIFA graduate and now the NIFA APRN RNFA Program Director. His expertise includes complex surgical patient care, invasive acute care procedures including EVH, central line and art lines, chest tubes, thoracentesis, and hemodynamics. John works as an adjunct professor for multiple APRN nursing programs throughout the nation and is the CEO of Skills On Point, LLC, and president of Mission Skills Inc, a public charity for medical training for medical missions.

      • Introduction to the O.R. as an APRN
      • How your skill levels affect your employment
      • How billing works for procedures and RNFA vs APRN RNFA billing
      • Negotiating your RNFA training based on billing plans

TUESDAY
NOVEMBER 22, 2022
7:30-9:00PM EST

Kimberly Jones MSN-Ed., RN, CNOR, RNFA

Director of Education, College Division, NIFA

Kimberly Jones MSN-Ed., RN, CNOR, RNFA is the Director of Education, College Division, for NIFA as well as Director of the only ABSNC accredited introduction to the OR course in the nation – Nurse In Surgery Essentials (NISE). Kimberly serves as an Adjunct Instructor for the BSN program at Eastern Illinois University and is a member of several National Organizations such as AORN, ASPAN, and ANPD. Kimberly has served on the CNOR Test Development Committee for CCI and is a current CNOR coach.

      • Navigating an online RNFA course
      • Testing/ Remediation
      • Case logs and documentation
      • Reviewing the grade report

MONDAY
NOVEMBER 28, 2022
7:30-9:00PM EST