RN First Assistant

NURSING X 458.1

This program provides students a thorough grounding in principles and learn the intricate skills necessary to assume responsibilities in scrubbing, draping, retracting, exposing, clamping, ligating, and suturing.

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Spring
Classroom
Starting at $5,500.00
As few as 5 weeks
9.0

What you can learn.

  • Registered Nurses (RNs) and Nurse Practitioners (APRNs) can further their surgical and operating room careers as RN First Assistants (RNFA)
  • Acquire strong foundation in principles and intricate skills necessary in scrubbing, draping, retracting, exposing, clamping, ligating, and suturing
  • Understand the RNFA role, implementation of standardized procedures, hemostasis, wound healing, and closure
  • Understand principles of surgical emergencies, general surgery, urologic surgery, gynecologic surgery, anesthesia, and pharmacology
  • Attend 52 hours of lecture and laboratory plus a required independent preceptorship (120 hours)
  • Understand and prepare for the requirements for licensing exams

Are you an APRN planning to enroll in the RNFA program, but lack the necessary two years of operating room experience? Take our Basic Concepts and Skills of Perioperative Nursing for the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) 1-day course held at the Long Beach Memorial Medical Center to prepare you for the RNFA class.

About this course:

The RN First Assistant (RNFA) Program consists of 52 hours of lecture and laboratory plus a required independent preceptorship. Practicing surgeons, clinical professionals, and perioperative nurse specialists provide participants with the knowledge and techniques essential for assuming the responsibilities of the RNFA. The RNFA's role is diverse, involving closed relationships with both surgeon and patient. Students receive a thorough grounding in principles and learn the intricate skills necessary to assume responsibilities in scrubbing, draping, retracting, exposing, clamping, ligating, and suturing. Topics include introduction to the RNFA role, implementation of standardized procedures, hemostasis, wound healing and closure, surgical emergencies, general surgery, urologic surgery, gynecologic surgery, anesthesia, and pharmacology. Required preceptorship: Preceptorships are arranged by the participants and vary in length dependent upon individual learning needs; requirements are reviewed during the first class. Students must successfully complete the preceptorship before receiving the certificate of completion. For more information go to the RN First Assistant Program Website.

Spring 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Available
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Sunday, Friday, Saturday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Location: UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
Instructor: Robert Salsameda
369237
Fee:
$5,500.00
169 days left. Enroll by Apr 6, 2020
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Notes

Open only to qualified applicants. For more information on application requirements, visit the RN First Assistant Program Website.

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$100 nonrefundable. Visitors not permitted.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 14, 2020
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Fri Apr 17, 2020
8:00AM - 5:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121DE
Lecture
Sat Apr 18, 2020
8:00AM - 5:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121DE
Lecture
Sun Apr 19, 2020
8:00AM - 5:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121DE
Lecture
Fri May 15, 2020
8:00AM - 5:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121DE
Lecture
Sat May 16, 2020
8:00AM - 5:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121DE
Lecture
Sun May 17, 2020
8:00AM - 5:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121DE

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