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NASC Certification

Achieving certification acknowledges commitment to the highest standards of patient care and validates the specialized perioperative skills, experience, and knowledge the certificant has attained.

 

“Becoming CRNFA certified has been a hallmark of my perioperative nursing career. It is an indicator that I am a member of an elite group of individuals who have amassed a knowledge base that is comprehensive and accurate and assures that I can render superior patient care in my practice. It is a source of true pride in myself and my chosen profession.”
— CRNFA Certificant

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May 19

NASC is now on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn

Did you know you can keep up with the latest NASC news by following our social media accounts? We will always post the latest news on social media, so pick your favorite social media platform(s) and check in for our weekly postings.

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January 22

Why CCI Partners with NASC on the CRNFA Credential

by James Stobinski In December 2018 the Competency and Credentialing Institute made the decision to sell the CRNFA credential to the National Assistant at Surgery Certification.

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November 16

CRNFA Job Analysis Task Force Meeting

Nine members of the RNFA community met in Denver in September 2019 to serve as Subject Matter Experts on the NASC Job Analysis Committee.

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November 16

NASC Board of Directors

NASC is pleased to announce the appointment of our first Board of Directors. The board consists of six members from the RNFA community and one public member.

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November 16

I am an RNFA. How do I get certified?

The certification body for RNFAs is the National Assistant at Surgery Certification (NASC). To become certified as an RNFA you must:

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November 16

How do I become a Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA)?

What is a Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA)? A registered nurse first assistant (RNFA) is a perioperative registered nurse (RN) who functions as the first assistant to the surgeon during surgery (the intraoperative phase).

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