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Lakeland Community College

David A. Woods, ST Outstanding Surgical Technology student 2002

Total Perioperative Education


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LAKELAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE

The Perioperative Education Department


Lakeland Community College   
Periop Lab H107  
440.525.7016 office  
Dr. Phillips' Office H211b  
7700 Clocktower Drive   
Kirtland, Ohio 44094  

NancyMPhillips@aol.com  




RNFA Basic Course NURS2752 Offerings
RNFA course in June and October each year.

General Information

You will need a Lakeland Student ID number to Register for NURS2752. Please go to www.lakelandcc.edu and apply for your student number. (Link at left)




***Send an email with your name, mailing address, telephone number, and student ID number to nancymphillips@aol.com to facilitate your registration and open the registration block.



You must register yourself because of student privacy laws the hospital or secretary should not do this for you. The student number is used to register and access your personal and private files at Lakeland Online. Queries about the course completion and credentialing should be made through the director's office where the records are maintained. The registrar does not maintain these files.




When you are officially registered, You will receive a credentialing packet from the Perioperative Education Department in your  email. Eligibility information link is in the left column.

RNFA (NURS2752) is a nursing elective course for 6 college semester credits. You do not need to send transcripts or apply to the nursing program. Register for lecture and lab. (see RNFA session offering links at left) Tuition is based on 6 semester credit hours and your location of residence: in county, out of county, or out of state. International students pay out of state rates. See the tuition chart link in the upper left column. There is a $80.00 lab fee for materials.


At the conclusion of the course, the student ID number is used to logon to your account at Lakeland Online to see your grade. This is located on the web at www.lakelandcc.edu. Grading is discussed in class on the first day.

Any requests for validation of credentials by the medical staff office after you complete the program must be addressed to the Director, Nancymarie Phillips. Your credentials are maintained in the Director's office. If sent to the college registrar's office, there will be a delay in response.
June and October RNFA offerings at Lakeland Community College

  • RNFA Offerings at Lakeland Community College

    RNFA offerings at Lakeland Community College

    Use the CRN Numbers when registering for lec and lab




    June 3-8, 2014  (8AM to 530PM) Wed-Sun. Sunday ends at noon. (Registration for Summer session opens in March)
    CRN Session numbers 40852 A1 and 40853 A2

    October 8-12, 2014  (8AM to 530PM) Wed-Sun. Sunday ends at noon. (Registration for Fall opens in May)
    CRN Session numbers 14275 and 14276

    The RNFA 5-day intensive didactic component starts on Wednesday and ends on Sunday for both sessions. This is not a certification course and is not a certificate program. At the conclusion of the requirements you will recieve a grade and a certificate of completion. We are accepted by CCI as required by AORN Standards for the Education of the RNFA. The new requirement for acceptance into a program as of 2020 will be Bachelors degree (entry level).

    After your registration name and address officially appears in the roster, you will be sent the official credentialing packet via email (PDF) to confirm eligibility for course entry.

    Please email
    nancymphillips@aol.com with cell phone number. Group email will be sent from this address for any updates.

    Part of eligibility is establishing an independent internship at your home facility. RNs must be CNOR certified or eligible to sit for the CNOR exam. Canadian Perioperative Nurse Certification is accepted. Advanced practice nurses with advanced practice certification are exempt from the CNOR requirement, but must provide advanced certification documentation with the credentialing packet. Visit the CCI website for more information.

    Participants are required to obtain one book available through the AORN bookstore (www.aorn.org): UPDATE: The AORN Core Curriculum 4th edition is out of print and at this time will not be reprinted. A copy of the Table of Contents will be made available in class. The RNFA Core is being revised at this time. Dr. Phillips is the co-chair of the revision task force. The new book will be an E-book and should be available in 2014.


    1. AORN Core Curriculum for the Registered Nurse First Assistant, 4th edition  (if available)

    2. Assisting in Surgery by Rothrock and Seifert.

    Please look over the table of contents before arrival. These are not available in the college bookstore. Those participants planning to take the CNOR exam and Advanced Practice Nurses not experienced in the OR should consider obtaining Berry and Kohn's Operating Room Technique 12th edition (available in the college and AORN bookstores) for detailed nuts and bolts of perioperative nursing. There is also a chapter on first assisting in the book. Berry and Kohn's 12/e is available in the college bookstore and is recommended for those nurses who have less experience in perioperative nursing practice.










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