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Enhance your career in nursing with this two two-semester Operating Room First Assistant program
In addition to our exceptional bachelor and master degree programs, the Lourdes University College of Nursing offers you a quality ORFA course of study with dedicated faculty and staff to assist you. The purpose of the course is to provide education preparation for RN's or Certified Surgical Technologists (CST) to perform in the operating room as a First Assistant.
To qualify, students must possess a current RN license with CNOR attained prior to the end of the course, or Certified Surgical Technologist; have two years of operating room experience; obtain work experience verification and guaranteed 120 hours of practicum experience; and hold a current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) card. A letter of support from the employer granting 120 hours of clinical support with a physician mentor is required to assist with the clinical experiences for the First Assistant intern
Please Note: CST's should check with the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting to determine requirements for certification as a Surgical First Assistant.
For more information, please contact us today:
Associate Director of Admissions
Toll Free 800-878-3210, ext. 3522
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