Registered Nurse First Assistant
(NUR 200 and NUR 220)

Dates: Check back in July for Fall 2015 dates!

Contact the Health Occupations office at or 636-922-8295 for an application packet.

This AORN-approved class follows the core curriculum for the RN First Assistant. Six credit hours are awarded upon completion of the course. Three credits are earned through classroom/theory presentation and an additional three hours through an approved internship program. Additional information regarding the scope of practice for the RNFA and the AORN Position Statement on RNFAs is available at

Course Requirements

  • Copy of current RN license valid through the end of the program.*
  • Copy of a current BLS or ACLS card valid through the end of the program.*
  • Copy of CNOR certificate (CNOR exam must be completed prior to the end of the program).
  • Signed letter (on employing hospital’s letterhead) documenting two years of peri-operative experience. Letter must include signature of immediate supervisor or the institution’s director of human resources.*
  • Signed letter of support from surgeon preceptor (on surgeon’s letterhead) who will provide a minimum of 100 hours of supervised clinical practicum as required by the course objectives.*
  • Successful completion of the classroom/didactic objectives including the final written exam.
  • Successful completion of the clinical objectives including documentation of clinical procedures and activities.

Tuition and Schedule

Fees for this course are non-refundable.


The textbook is required and available in the campus bookstore or through AORN at

Note: Students who do not meet the eligibility requirements or do not intend to take the CNOR exam, may enroll in the course as an audit. Students who do not complete all of the course requirements for the clinical will be issued a grade of “F” in December. It is not possible to change from a credit to audit once the student has enrolled in the course.

Ready to Register?

Students wishing to register for the RNFA must complete an Application for Admission, a Credit Class Registration Form, and a RNFA Program Application, and return them with the additional required documentation (as indicated above*) and payment in full. An application packet can be requested through the Health Occupations office by calling 636-922-8295.

Payment is due at the time of registration.

Office Info

Office Hours

8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Hours may vary. Please call to confirm.

Office Location

St. Charles Community College 
Center for Nursing and Allied Health Sciences
1 Academy Place, Suite 102
Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368

Office Coordinator

Kerry I. Thompson