Certification

The American Board of Perianesthesia  Nursing Certification (ABPANC) exists to offer CPAN ® and CAPA ®  certification programs. CPAN® stands for Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse; CAPA® stands for Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse. These credentials are federally registered certification marks and granted to registered nurses who successfully pass a certification exam. For more information, including recommended study references, visit: www.cpancapa.org or call  1.800.622.7262.

The American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing Certification (ABPANC) is responsible for the testing and certification of nurses in the specialty of peri-anesthesia nursing.

Spring 2018 Certification Testing:                  

Registration opens Jan 8 - March 26             

Test dates: April 2 - May 29th, 2018              

NEW!  As of September 2017, Alaska Residents have new options for testing!

Testing is now available in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Ketchikan, and Kodiak!

Alaska Site testing locations can be found here:  https://candidate.psiexams.com/registration/testcenter_details.jsp?testid=2900&statename=Alaska&country=USA

Attend a Certification LIVE class, or LIVE webcast, to help you prepare!

Register here:  https://www.aspan.org/Education/ASPAN-Webcasts-and-Seminars/ASPAN-Seminar-Registration

LIVE IN-Person Review Classes:

Springfield, OR Jan 27, 2018    Seattle, WA Feb 10, 2018

Did you know?  ASPAN has certification review courses on-demand!  Purchase the content/chapter you would like, plus earn CE!

ASPAN CPAN/CAPA Modules on Demand

Certification Coach / Mentor

For information about finding a CPAN or CAPA Certification Coach , or for help forming study groups, contact zwilliams@proexam.org (212-367-4236). 

NPANA has 3 CPAN/CAPA Certification Coaches:

    • William Leary, CPAN, CAPA (Oregon)
    • Melissa Schmidt, CPAN, CAPA (Oregon)
    • Amy Meyers, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, SGNA, CAPA (Alaska)
ABPANC Newsletter

Contact ABPANC:
475 Riverside Drive
6th Floor
New York, NY  10115-0089
Phone: 800-6ABPANC
Fax: 212-367-4256
Email:  abpanc@proexam.org
Web site:  www.cpancapa.org

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