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Acceptable RNFA Programs

The following RNFA programs have met specific criteria and are acceptable programs for CRNFA or RNAS-C eligibility. These programs are in compliance with AORN recommendations for RNFA programs. This list is compiled by the RNFA Program Verification Committee (Karen Knapp (Chairman), Sheila Allen, Nancy Appling, and Jean Franks), and is subject to change without notice.

None of the programs listed are affiliated with NASC, so they may have separate eligibility requirements for enrollment. Links have been provided where available. If you would like more information on becoming an RNFA, see our Blog: How do I become a Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA)?

This is a list of current RNFA programs meeting the criteria and does not include historical programs. If the program you attended is not on the list, please contact NASC regarding your eligibility for certification.

A copy of a certificate of completion of an acceptable RNFA program must accompany each CRNFA or RNAS-C exam application


Alabama

University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing
Birmingham, AL
Tracie White, DNP, ACNP-BC, CRNFA
Phone: 205-451-8179
Email: twhite220@uab.edu
For more information

California

NIFA
Southwestern College (SWC) Otay Mesa
Chula Vista, CA
Director of Admissions: Tanya Nazarov
Phone: 800-922-7747
Email: admissions@nifa.com
For more information

UCLA Extension and the UCLA School of Nursing
Los Angeles, CA
Program Director: Bob Salsameda, MPA, MSN, RN, NP-C, CRNFA
Phone: 310-825-7093
Email: humsci@uclaextension.edu
For more information

Florida

Gulf Coast State College
Panama City, Fla.
Professor, Surgical Services Coordinator: Libby McNaron, MSN, RN, CNOR, CST/CSFA, FAST
Phone: 850-873-3551
Email: lmcnaron@gulfcoast.edu
For more information

Kentucky

St. Elizabeth Healthcare/Northern Kentucky University
Edgewood, KY
Program Coordinator: Susan Garrett, BSN, RN, CRNFA, CNOR
Phone: 859-301-5972
Email: susan.garrett@stelizabeth.com
For more information

Massachusetts

University of Massachusetts Worcester
Worcester, MA
Associate Professor/ Director of Continuing Education: Maureen Wassef PhD, RN
GSN Admissions Phone: 508-856-3488
Email: Diane.Brescia@umassmed.edu
For more information

Missouri

St Charles Community College
Dardenne Prairie, MO
Health Occupation Coordinator: Sue M. Propper BSN, RN
Phone: 636-922-8284
Email: spropper@stchas.edu
For more information

New York

NIFA
Borough of Manhattan Community College

Manhattan, New York
Director of Admissions: Tanya Nazarov
Phone: 800-922-7747
Email: admissions@nifa.com
For more information

University of Rochester, School of Nursing
Rochester, NY
Director for Center for Lifelong Learning: Susan Ciurzynski
Phone: 585-275-0446
Email: Susan_ciurzynski@urmc.rochester.edu
For more information

North Carolina

Cone Health and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Greensboro, NC
Program Director: Nicole L. Small
Phone: 336-832-2575
Email: Nicole.small@conehealth.com 

Ohio

Lakeland Community College
Kirtland, Ohio
Director of Surgical Technology & Perioperative Education: Janice Lawrenz, BS, AAS, CST
Phone: 440-525-7016
Email: jlawrenz1@lakelandcc.edu
For more information

Pennsylvannia

Delaware County Community College
Media, PA
Director Perioperative Programs: Jacqueline R. Bak, MSN, RN, CNOR, RNFA, CST
Phone: 610-359-5286
Email: jbak1@dccc.edu
For more information

Tennessee

University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Nursing
Memphis, TN
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs: Dr. Glynis Blackard
Phone: 901-448-6139
Email: gblackar@uthsc.edu
For more information