NASC strives to advance the quality of Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) professional practice by providing a national credentialing process. This process will promote nursing excellence; competence, and patient safety by assessing knowledge, skills, and experience based on recognized perioperative standards of care.
To build trust and champion credibility of the certified RNFA within the global healthcare community.
Collaboration: Working together with all health professions to achieve successful perioperative patient outcomes
Competence: Demonstrating characteristics and skills that enable and improve the efficiency or performance of the RN first assistant at surgery
Excellence: Surpassing ordinary standards of performance, meeting and exceeding expectations, and promoting high-quality outcomes for perioperative patients and RN first assistants
Innovation: Providing visionary leadership for the present and future
Integrity: Knowing and doing what is right, adhering to strong moral and ethical principles and values, and acting with honesty
Professionalism: Conducting oneself in accordance with characteristics defining a calling that requires specialized knowledge and academic preparation
Respect: Treating others the way you want to be treated; considering the feelings, wishes, rights, or traditions of others; and embracing inclusion and diversity of perspective
The leaders, employees, and governing bodies of NASC support the fair treatment and dignity of all human beings. The organization does not discriminate among candidates based on age, color, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, veteran status, or any other characteristics that contribute to the diversity of human individuals.
NASC is solely responsible for all decisions regarding CRNFA and RNAS-C certifications including candidate eligibility, acquisition and audit of recertification requirements, and renewal, denial, or revocation of a credential
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