May 12, 2021

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

TUESDAY
APR 27, 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

TUESDAY
MAY 4, 2021
7:30-9:00PM EST

Carissa Homme, PhD
Senior Manager of Test Development and Certification, CCI
Carissa Homme, PhD, is the Senior Manager of Test Development and Certification at the Competency and Credentialing Institute (CCI) in Denver, Colorado. CCI is a nonprofit certification leader in the perioperative nursing community. Carissa oversees exam development, maintenance, volunteer coordination, and customer care for the CNOR, CSSM, CNAMB, and CNS-CP credentials. Carissa has published and presented at the national level on certification and research topics. She holds both a PhD and MS from the Colorado School of Mines and a BS from the University of Wyoming.


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

TUESDAY
MAY 11, 2021
7:30-9:00PM EST

Dr. John Russell, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, RN 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.

  • Follow an APRN RNFA through the entire care continuum for a CV surgery patient
  • Common surgeries of CV surgery APRN RN First Assistants
  • Discuss training required for this unique specialty
  • How NIFA’s APRN RNFA curriculum uniquely prepares you for this role

THURSDAY
MAY 20, 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?

TUESDAY
MAY 25, 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

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

 

TUESDAY APR 27, 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

 

TUESDAY MAY 4, 2021
7:30-9:00PM EST


CARISSA HOMME, PhD
Senior Manager of Test Development and Certification, CCI

Carissa Homme, PhD, is the Senior Manager of Test Development and Certification at the Competency and Credentialing Institute (CCI) in Denver, Colorado. CCI is a nonprofit certification leader in the perioperative nursing community. Carissa oversees exam development, maintenance, volunteer coordination, and customer care for the CNOR, CSSM, CNAMB, and CNS-CP credentials. Carissa has published and presented at the national level on certification and research topics. She holds both a PhD and MS from the Colorado School of Mines and a BS from the University of Wyoming.


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

 

TUESDAY MAY 11, 2021
7:30-9:00PM EST


Dr. John Russell, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, RN 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.

  • Follow an APRN RNFA through the entire care continuum for a CV surgery patient
  • Common surgeries of CV surgery APRN RN First Assistants
  • Discuss training required for this unique specialty
  • How NIFA’s APRN RNFA curriculum uniquely prepares you for this role

 

THURSDAY MAY 20, 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?

 

TUESDAY MAY 25, 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

 

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.

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