July 29, 2021

In the month of June, register for RNFA and a 5 day SutureStar in Austin or Denver and SAVE 2 nights at the hosting hotel.

Afterhour Webinars

UPCOMING
SCHEDULE

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.

 

REGISTER TODAY 800-922-7747

MONDAY
AUG 2, 2021
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
AUG 16, 2021
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

MONDAY
AUG 23, 2021
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
AUG 30, 2021
7:30-9:00PM EST

Dean Parsons, RN, BSN, CNOR, CRNFA, RNAS-C
Director, NIFA SutureStar™ Workshops

In addition to working as a real-world, full-time RNFA, Dean has been the active SutureStar Workshop Director for NIFA over the past 8 years. Dean has over 28 years of first assisting experience in most all service lines; ‘everything from head to toe.’ At the workshops, Dean’s personal goal is to help every NIFA student master the skills of the nation’s top assistants. Dean is on the Board of Directors for the National Assistant at Surgery Certification (NASC) and is currently Chair of the Pilot Review Committee for the maintenance of the national CRNFA credential. Dean’s talking points will touch-on:

  • Scrub in/Handwashing
  • Sterile Technique
  • Gowning
  • Gloving
  • Basic draping
  • What are the simple skills of the nation’s top RNFAs
  • How to go from simple skills to expertise levels
  • How to apply those skills in complex settings
  • How to shine for surgeons in all service lines

APRIL 2021
SCHEDULE

REGISTER TODAY 800-922-7747

*Offer is valid only for students enrolled in the online RNFA program with a 3 or 5 day SutureStar Workshop. Call for all details.

There are multiple motivating factors as to why one pursues becoming a recognized Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA). We all know that RNFAs are more marketable, are able to adapt to changes, 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.

 

REGISTER TODAY

UPCOMING
SCHEDULE

 

MONDAY AUG 2, 2021
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 the online RNFA course
  • Testing/ Remediation
  • Case logs and documentation
  • Reviewing the grade report

 

MONDAY AUG 16, 2021
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

 

MONDAY AUG 23, 2021
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 AUG 30, 2021
7:30-9:00PM EST


Dean Parsons, RN, BSN, CNOR, CRNFA, RNAS-C
Director, NIFA SutureStar™ Workshops

In addition to working as a real-world, full-time RNFA, Dean has been the active SutureStar Workshop Director for NIFA over the past 8 years. Dean has over 28 years of first assisting experience in most all service lines; ‘everything from head to toe.’ At the workshops, Dean’s personal goal is to help every NIFA student master the skills of the nation’s top assistants. Dean is on the Board of Directors for the National Assistant at Surgery Certification (NASC) and is currently Chair of the Pilot Review Committee for the maintenance of the national CRNFA credential. Dean’s talking points will touch-on:

  • Scrub in/Handwashing
  • Sterile Technique
  • Gowning
  • Gloving
  • Basic draping
  • What are the simple skills of the nation’s top RNFAs
  • How to go from simple skills to expertise levels
  • How to apply those skills in complex settings
  • How to shine for surgeons in all service lines

 

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