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Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies

Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA), Advanced Certificate

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Program Overview

This Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) program is designed to prepare the nurse participant with a comprehensive theoretical foundation of the educational preparation necessary to assume the role of the RNFA during operative and other invasive procedures, using an innovative approach to learning. The didactic content emphasizes the expanded functions unique to the RNFA during preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative phases of care. Professional role development as well as scope of practice is emphasized. 

At this time, transfer students are not accepted because our learning environment is so unique.