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 2017 Certification Testing:
Registration opens Jan 9- March 6th
Test dates: April 3 - May 30th, 2017
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 firstname.lastname@example.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)