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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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

AUGUST 8, 2022
7:30-9:00PM EST

Dr. Glenn Geelhoed, MD, AB, BS, MA, DTMH, MPH, MA, MPhil, EdD, ScD, FACS

Professor of Surgery George Washington University (GWG), Professor of International Medical Education GWG, Professor of Microbiology and Tropical Medicine GWG

Glenn received his BS and AB cum laude from Calvin College and MD cum laude from the University of Michigan. He completed his surgical internship and residency through Harvard University at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital Medical Center. To assist in developing further volunteer surgical services in underserved areas of the developing world, Glenn completed masters degrees in international affairs, epidemiology, health promotion and disease prevention, anthropology, and a philosophy degree in human sciences.

Discussion: Healthcare to the world’s bottom billion!

Notable awards and appointments:

      • Humanitarian of the Year, GEORGE Magazine
      • Volunteerism Award for International Outreach, American College of Surgeons
      • Faculty Distinguished Service Award, George Washington University Medical School
      • Inductee, Academie de Chirurgie de Paris
      • Past President, Washington Academy of Surgeons
      • Traveling Scholar, James IV Association of Surgeons
      • Senior Fulbright Scholar

See this brilliant surgeon orator present at Calvin College in 2011

    AUGUST 15, 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

    AUGUST 22, 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?

    AUGUST 29, 2022
    7:30-9:00PM EST