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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Julia Johnson

Executive Director, NASC

Karen Knapp BSN, RN, CNOR, CRNFA

Secretary, NASC Board of Directors

Obtain the RNAS-C or CRNFA title after graduation! Julia Johnson and Karen Knapp will answer all of your questions regarding the personal and professional benefits you can receive with national RNFA certification.

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

MAY 6, 2024
7:30-9:00PM EST

Nancy Foust

Director of Student Support

Nancy Foust has been NIFA’s Director of Student Support over the last 12 years. Navigating the RNFA online program and website are her specialties. Required documents, matriculating through the program as well as helpful hints will be the topics during this instructional Webinar. In her spare time, Nancy is involved with her daughter in the training and showing of American Saddlebred horses.

      • Navigating an online RNFA course
      • Reviewing the courses
      • Going over required documents
      • Helpful hints and FAQs

MAY 13, 2024
7:30-9:00PM EST


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

MAY 21, 2024
7:30-9:00PM EST