Comprehensive Suture Training Workshop


Learn to suture like a pro! This course is our most popular suturing course and is by far the most extensive suturing course available in the United States short of a formal first assist training. Taught by Dr. John Russell, DNP, RNFA (APRN RNFA Program Director for NIFA) and Dean Parsons, RNFA, CNOR, (Director of Suturing Workshops for NIFA) this course takes the gold nuggets from First Assistant training and brings these to you at a reasonable price point anyone can afford.

This course is a very commonly used stepping stone to help healthcare professionals successfully transition into the RNFA program with NIFA (the National Institute of First Assisting, Inc which is the most commonly underwent RNFA program in the US) for their hands-on skills workshops, as the curriculum taught is consistent with the training used in their workshop for that precise purpose. As well, this course provides a developed and thorough approach to suturing that will explain WHY and HOW to decide on different types, duration, and location of sutures, which most courses barely address.

Bottom line: you will leave with a new appreciation of suturing regardless of your experience, and absolutely none is required to attend this amazing course!

Also consider the Online-Only option of this course if you are unable to come to the course live! The online version includes access to 1:1 virtual office hours with our expert instructors via ZOOM as well as 140+ videos to follow along with to learn at your own pace.



    Course Content

    Course Content

    This two day course includes two full days of suturing with the following techniques: Simple Interrupted, Simple Buried, Horizontal Mattress, Vertical Mattress, Figure of Eight, Half-Buried Horizontal Mattress (corner stitch), Simple Running, Running Locking, Modified Running, Port Closure, Running Horizontal Mattress, Keith Subcuticular, Barbed Subcuticular, Full Subcuticular, Multiple Layer Closure, Hand Tying with One and Two Hands with both Left and Right Handed Technique, Chest Tube and Drain Securement, Working with Retractors, The Surgical Environment, Surgical Techniques and Instrumentation, Skin Stapling, Staple Removal, Skin Glue, Steri-Strips, Anesthesia Principles and Techniques, Elliptical Excision and more!


    This course also includes a companion online course with 140+ videos of lecture and demonstration with lifetime access through our Online CE Portal for refining your skills after completing the course live!


    CE Hours

    Includes 16 ANCC-Approved contact hours or 16.0 approved AAFP Prescribed Credit. Participants may only take credit for the portion of the content they attend. Skills on Point, LLC is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)

    Target Audience

    Target Audience

    Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Medical Doctors, Emergency Medical Services, any/all students are welcome! No experience is required and will engage learners of all skills levels including those with additional skills useful in all environments.



    This course is held at the Skills On Point Simulation Center at 6775 Fincham Dr Suite #3, Rockford, IL 61108 from 8am-5pm both days of the course.

    Included with Course

    Included with Course

    This course includes two days of catered lunches, all supplies required to successfully complete the course, as well as a complete online companion version of the course with 140+ videos with lectures and demonstrations as well as suturing and procedural supplies to continue refining your technique at home! You do not need to bring anything with you to this course.

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