Ideal Training for Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Practice Nurses
After completing the
ACE 6-day Surgical SkillLab™, Nurse Practitioners and other Advanced Practice Nurses are eligible to
sit for the ABSA certifying exam. Your comprehensive scholastic background
as mid-level practitioner means you aren’t required to take the
entire Surgical Assistant Program. The credential you’ll earn is
SA-C (Surgical Assistant-Certified).
An increasing number of State Medical and Nursing Boards, hospital credentialing
committees, and patient health insurance providers are requiring that
Nurse Practitioners get ‘surgery specific’ training before
they can first assist in surgery.
Despite your excellent training, most NP programs don’t prepare you
to first assist. Surgeons watch your surgical skills and judge whether
you deserve more opportunities to perform or not. After all, they are
governed by the axiom to do no harm.
- If you perform surgical skills like experienced surgeons do, they’ll
judge that it will benefit the patient to let you perform at the higher-level
ACE trains you for.
- If you haven’t been taught any surgical skills, they must protect
their patients from you. This probably means limiting you to tasks less
likely to harm the patient, like holding retractors, suctioning, and cutting suture.
The ACE 6-day lab is a big confidence builder. Your new surgical skills
will speak well of you, inspire your surgeon to trust you with surgeon-level
tasks, and open doors to expanded practice.
All your questions will be answered and you’ll get on the fast track
to remarkable career success.
Click here to request more information or give us a call at 855-966-4111.