The American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing Certification, Inc(ABPANC) was established in 1985 by the American Society of Perianesthesia Nurses(ASPAN) to sponsor the CPAN and CAPA
certification programs. The initials CPAN stand for Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse; CAPA stands for Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse. The CAPA and CPAN credentials, granted to qualified nurses by ABPANC, are federally registered certification marks. These programs are designed for registered nurses caring for patients who have experienced sedation, analgesia and anesthesia.
ABPANC and ASPAN are two separate and independent organizations. ABPANC is solely responsible for the administration of the CPAN and CAPA certification programs.
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New York, NY 10115-0089
Important Dates for 2013:
Breaking News: Deadline has been extended to March 18!
Registration for the Spring Exam Cycle is January 14-March 11.
Exams are April 8-May 18.
• New online Practice Exams (access on ABPANC’s website under Certification tab) are available for perianesthesia nurses studying for the CPAN® and/or CAPA® certification examinations. Using a new methodology for constructing the Practice Exams, there are virtually an unlimited number of 50 question practice exams available to take! Please read the information on the website about the practice exams.