Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

RN First Assistant Interest Group (RNFA)

RN First Assistant Interest Group (RNFA)

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. For additional information regarding the role, please check

Contact the Chair of the RNFA Interest Group
Jane Radey,