The RN First Assistant Program Step – by - Step

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					The RN First Assistant Program will be held from                    Step – by - Step
11/14 - 18/2011 at St. Elizabeth Healthcare,
Edgewood. St. Elizabeth Healthcare is located in         Step 1:
                                                                                                                        The RN First Assistant
beautiful Northern Kentucky on a sprawling 260-acre       - Complete registration form
campus. It is one of the largest and most respected       - Collect copies/verification/proof of all program
medical centers in the region. St. Elizabeth is the         admission requirements
first Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky hospital       - Make $1325 check payable to St. Elizabeth Healthcare
to achieve MagnetTM status, the internationally           - Submit registration form, program admission
recognized gold standard for nursing excellence.            requirements and $1325 check to St. Elizabeth                 St. Elizabeth Healthcare
                                                            Healthcare, 1 Medical Village Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017
                                                           ATTENTION: Joyce Cochran, Perioperative Institute               Perioperative Institute
                                                         Step 2:
                                                                                                                                 in affiliation with .
                                                          - Receive confirmation via e-mail from the Perioperative      Northern Kentucky University
                                                            Institute that all program admission requirements have
                                                            been met. This confirmation e-mail will also provide
                                                            details about where to park, where to meet on the first
                                                            day of class, textbooks to purchase, etc.                   November 14 - 18, 2011
                                                          - The Perioperative Institute then submits your name to
St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood can be accessed          Northern Kentucky University
via Interstate 275 from Interstate 75. It is only 9
miles from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky
                                                         Step 3:
International Airport. There are several hotels
                                                          - Receive detailed instructions from Northern Kentucky
nearby for overnight accommodations. Visit our
                                                            University outlining:
website at
                                                              - application to the university
                                                              - admission fees and requirements
The RN First Assistant Program Faculty include an
                                                              - registration for the program
experienced RNFA, a board certified surgeon,
                                                              - tuition fees due
experienced OR RN educators, and guest speakers as
necessary. The class size is limited to eight in order
to provide one-on-one opportunities for hands-on         Step 4:
practice in the laboratory setting.                       - Attend classroom/lab instruction at St. Elizabeth
                                                            Healthcare, Edgewood
For additional information on RNFA and CRNFA              - Acquire 120 hours of clinical experience at your facility
requirements visit the Competency & Credentialing           with a surgeon mentor
website at                          - Submit required documentation of clinical objectives,
                                                            clinical hours & case studies within 1 year
Follow the Step-by-Step guide to register for
                                                         Step 5:
the RNFA Program through St. Elizabeth
                                                          - Receive the certificate of completion from St. Elizabeth
Healthcare and Northern Kentucky University.
                                                            Healthcare to begin practicing as an RNFA
Questions? Phone (859) 301-9182 or e-mail                              St. Elizabeth reserves the right to cancel the
                                                                                                                                1 Medical Village Drive
                                                            RNFA Program due to insufficient enrollment.                         Edgewood, KY 41017
                                                            In this case all fees will be refunded.                                (859) 301-9182
 The RNFA Program                                         Program Objectives                                                                                                                       Registration Form
Background                                               Based on AORN’s Core Curriculum for the RNFA

                                                                                                                   ATTENTION: Joyce Cochran, Perioperative Institute
                                                                                                                   St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 1 Medical Village Dr, Edgewood, KY 41017
                                                                                                                   Return registration form, documentation of requirements & payment (to be received by 11/4/2011) to:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Documentation of admission requirements must be included with this registration form.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         $1325 administrative fee must be included with this registration form.

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St. Elizabeth Healthcare’s Perioperative Institute, in          Describe factors influencing scope of practice
affiliation with Northern Kentucky University, offers           Utilize the nursing process as a foundation for
the RNFA Program. The program provides the RN with               practice
the didactic preparation necessary to assume the role
of the first assistant in operative and invasive                Apply principles of asepsis, infection control,
                                                                 and epidemiology
                                                                Review surgical anatomy and physiology
The RNFA Program is based on the Association of
periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Core                     Review surgical technique related to first
Curriculum. This five-day course combines classroom              assisting
instruction emphasizing surgical anatomy and                    Recognize surgical hazards and initiate
procedures, with laboratory experience in the unique             appropriate action
role of the RNFA to handle tissue, provide exposure,
                                                                Utilize best practices for the RNFA
suture and use instruments.
                                                                Develop expertise in communication skills
Clinical internships are arranged by the participant
under the supervision of a surgeon mentor.
Documentation of 120 hours of clinical experience is
required to complete the program. Six college credits
                                                          Registration & Fees
                                                         Separate fees are due to St. Elizabeth Healthcare
are awarded upon successful completion of all
                                                         and to Northern Kentucky University.
program requirements.
                                                           $1325 administrative fee to St. Elizabeth
                                                              Healthcare. Request for refund must be received
                                                              10 days prior to the first day of class. A service
Program admission requirements

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                                                              charge of $50 is withheld from all refunds.
      Currently licensed RN                               $25 application fee to Northern Kentucky U
                                                           2011-12 tuition rates will be posted in May 2011
      Minimum 2 years perioperative experience
                                                              & available at Estimated tuition
      CNOR or CNOR eligible (CNOR attained prior             (based on 2010-11 rates & subject to change):
       to awarding of RNFA certificate)                       $1800 in-state; $2900 metro rate; $3500 out-of-
                                                              state. NKU refunds will be issued in accordance
      BLS required, ACLS preferred
                                                              with university policies.
      2 letters of reference; one from the nurse
       manager and one from a surgeon familiar           Please Submit
       with the candidate’s clinical practice               Registration Form

      Advanced Practice Nurses: contact the                Documentation of admission requirements
       Perioperative Institute for requirements
                                                            $1325 administrative fee

                                                             SEH REGISTRATION DEADLINE – 11/4/2011