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Cost: $25; $10 for undergraduate nursing students

The Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) Interest Group is an affiliate group of the Perioperative Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (ORNAO).

An RNFA is an experienced perioperative (operating room) registered nurse who has acquired additional education, knowledge and judgment, along with advanced technical skills to function effectively as an assistant to the surgeon throughout a patient's perioperative (surgical) experience. The RNFA functions collaboratively with the surgeon and operating room team to perform a safe operation with optimal patient outcomes.