Royal Academy of Surgical Assisting, Inc. | RASA Training

Are you thinking of taking the next logical step in your surgical career?

 

Imagine what an outstanding surgical first assistant training program could do for your career as well as your life…

Enroll. Learn. Practice. Assist.
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Student Login

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Quick Info

Registration and Enrollment

Submit your application and start on the 1st of the month! New classes start every month.

Submit a contact form to receive the most up-to-date catalog and application.

Testing and Certification Prep

The RASA program has incorporated the ABSA’s  study guide, so you will be prepared for the SA-C National Certification exam.

Programs & Facilities

Our programs are total distance learning programs with two online, home-study modules followed by clinicals completed at your local facility under the direct supervision of board certified surgeons.

Career Opportunities

Although we do not provide job placement for our students, most continue to work as Surgical Assistants at the facility or with the surgeons they complete their clinicals at.

Join our LinkedIn page as a student as well as the RASA Training Connect group. RASA Training Connect is a networking resource and, as it grows, will provide leadership, career, and networking opportunities.

Look for Surgical Assisting jobs now.

Education Verifications

To verify the education or credentials of an employee or student please fax a signed release form to (720)398 – 3315 or email a signed copy to [email protected].

Features

You asked. We delivered! The Royal Academy of Surgical Assisting has included new, online content for our Surgical First Assistant program with more interactivity. RASA’s program has an easy-to-follow online flow, and even an audio textbook option. In addition, you will receive our custom Wound Closure Training System with simulated tissues.

Program Overview | Wound Closure Training System

With our Wound Closure Training System™, you will master basic through advanced suture and tying surgical skills. Our Wound Closure Training System™ provides easy to follow online video instruction. The video instruction compliments your practice at home. The Wound Closure Training System comes with a multi-layer abdominal simulator, basic instruments and suture. Therefore, you will have all you need to master basic-to-advanced suturing and tying wound closure skills. You will be amazed how quickly you will master skills on the life-like tissues.

Wound Closure Training System | Program Overview

The RASA Surgical First Assistant program leads to National Certification through the American Board of Surgical Assistants (ABSA). RASA’s program online leads to the nationally recognized SA-C Certification through the ABSA (ABSA.net). The American Board of Surgical Assistant has been certifying Surgical Assistants and First Assistants for over 30 years. Becoming a SA-C provides you with credentials that portray you have acquired the skills and knowledge necessary to competently assist the surgeon in surgery.

ABSA Certification | Frequently Asked questions

RASA’s Online Surgical Assistant Programs may be customized to fit the needs of your individual facility. In fact, if your facility is interested in training surgical assistants, we can set up a custom training program with administrator access. Train your team with a custom program!

Custom Programs | Group Discounts

Why choose the Royal Academy of Surgical Assisting?

Our Mission & Vision

RASA’s curriculum has been developed to meet the educational needs of today’s aspiring Surgical Assistants. Our online, total distance learning programs have utilized over 25 years of educational experience. RASA created an online, multimedia surgical first assistant program learning system. The SA program represents convenient, affordable and proven pathways for OR professionals to enter the expanded role of the Surgical Assistant. These outcome-based programs offer Surgical Technologists, and other Allied Health Care Professionals, the skills and education needed to become an outstanding member of the OR team.

Location

6105 S Main St, Suite 200
Aurora, CO 80016

School Hours

Monday-Thursday: 8:00am – 4:00pm MST
Fridays: 8:00am – 2:00pm MST (Education Department Closed on Fridays for Grades)
Weekends: Closed

Contact

(833) 423-8446

[email protected]

Our Program Director

With nearly 25 years experience as both a CST and CSFA, I have truly found my passion. Not only do I love what I do as a Surgical Assistant, but I thoroughly enjoy helping others succeed in this field! 

Alice Dungen, CSFA

Program Director, Independent Surgical Assistant

Contact Form and Information Request:

If you would like to receive a Surgical Assisting application, program catalog or have a question, please complete the following form.

You should receive an automated email notifying you, if your information request was successful. In addition, a program advisor will personally email you information promptly regarding our Surgical Assisting program.

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Testimonials

What Students are Saying

“In contrast to my previous job as a scrub tech employed at the hospital and being assigned rooms, as a freelancer I get to pick who I like to work with. They appreciate working with me as well. It’s a much better environment for me. I know what I’m good at and my physicians are more than willing to teach me.  It’s nice to feel valuable.  Obviously, I also got a pay increase and the ability to spend more time with my 3-year-old son.”

See Micaela’s Student Spotlight

Micaela, RASA Graduate

“I was already functioning as an experienced first assistant when I started, so for me RASA is a stepping stone to get certified and say I’m legitimate. In a private setting, it’s whatever the doctor wants me to do, but it’s important to get certified for insurance cases in the hospital.”

See Rudi’s Student Spotlight

Rudi, RASA Student

“Once you cross that boundary from surgical tech to surgical assistant, there is more respect from doctors, more trust, more responsibility. If anyone’s looking for a school, RASA is a top-notch, great school that will take you to the next level.”

David, RASA Graduate

“In contrast to my previous job as a scrub tech employed at the hospital and being assigned rooms, as a freelancer I get to pick who I like to work with. They appreciate working with me as well. It’s a much better environment for me. I know what I’m good at and my physicians are more than willing to teach me.  It’s nice to feel valuable.  Obviously, I also got a pay increase and the ability to spend more time with my 3-year-old son.”

See Micaela’s Student Spotlight

Micaela, RASA Graduate

“Once you cross that boundary from surgical tech to surgical assistant, there is more respect from doctors, more trust, more responsibility. If anyone’s looking for a school, RASA is a top-notch, great school that will take you to the next level.”

David, RASA Graduate

No Travel

Complete the program home-study portion online. Then, complete your clincials at your local facility. Learn from the surgeons you work with every day.

No Student Loans

RASA has mastered the online, distance learning platform to give you the most affordable education.

Optional Payment Plans

Don’t let finances stop you! We offer payment plans starting at $250/month. Custom plans are also available upon request.

Flexible Clinicals at Your Local Facility

At of 2020, our program does now require multi-specialty clinical rotations. However, you can complete your clinicals at your local facility, specialized surgical centers or hospital. You will still feel prepared for the national SA-C certification exam. We also incorporated the ABSA’s comprehensive study guide into our program. We are the only program to include it into our SA training program.

Hands-On Lab Optional

Want more hands on training? RASA can assist with getting you an intensive, hands-on lab to supplement your learning. However, it is not required to complete the program.

Ask us about the lab >>

Call (833) 423-8446 to find out how becoming a Surgical Assistant can change your career… and, most importantly, your life!

 

Just think what it would be like to truly:

– Earn the income you deserve!
– Become self-employed!
– Love your career!
– Control your schedule!
– Have the time you want to live the life you desire!