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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. Contact us to request more information or give us a call at (855) 966-4111.