Whereas, legislation passed in May 2014 authorized the Tennessee Board of Nursing under the Rules and Regulations of Registered Nurses/Rule#1000-01-.20: Registered Nurse First Assistant Certificate (RNFA
) to issue a certificate to RNFAs
who meet the following requirements:
Visniski comes to Ludington from North Ottawa Community Hospital, where he was a registered nurse first assistant (RNFA
) during his eight years on the staff.
be recognized fro RNs seeking RNFA
titling, allowing those practicing as
migration 9 9 8 RNFA
7 0 0 RNFA
+ circulation 2 0 0 RNFA
After hearing evidence against a hospital which terminated a Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA
) after her appearance on a television show exposing the dangers she perceived obstetrical patients faced as a result of short-staffing, changes in scheduling, and replacement by less experienced nurses, an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) found the hospital guilty of an unfair labor practice.
Tracie Gadler, DNP, APRN, NP-C, RNFA
, is a Family Nurse Practitioner, Scripps Health, San Diego, CA, and an Assistant Professor, Georgetown University.
Specialist groups including Registered Nurse First Assistants (RNFA
) and Educators held meeting and education sessions that were relevant to their practice.
SFAs are traditionally surgeons, medical doctors (MDs), physician assistants (PA-C), registered nurse first assists (RNFA
) and advanced registrar nurse practitioners (ARNP).
Aletha Rowlands, PhD, RN, CNOR, RNFA
, is Assistant Professor, West Virginia University School of Nursing, Morgantown, WV.
The NPA was amended to indicate that the Board recognized national certifying bodies for Registered Nurse First Assistants (RNFAs
) and recognized organizations that approve or accredit RNFA
I now see the Nursing Council is considering the role of registered nurses working as first surgical assistants (RNFA
Jones, BSN PNP CNRN RNFA
, is a nurse practitioner in the office of Jeffrey Cone, MD, Amarillo, TX.