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News to Share Winter 2014. IN THE NEWS CPAN ® / CAPA ® Certification is Growing Encourage your colleagues to join over 11,000 perianesthesia nurses who.

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1 News to Share Winter 2014

2 IN THE NEWS CPAN ® / CAPA ® Certification is Growing Encourage your colleagues to join over 11,000 perianesthesia nurses who have become certified. Strengthens personal and professional pride Validates specialized knowledge and experience Promotes quality patient care Demonstrates commitment to life-long learning Studying keeps you up to date Gives you a competitive edge

3 Perianesthesia Nurse Awareness Week February 3-9 is a week of honor and respect for all perianesthesia nurses. Join more than 55,000 perianesthesia nurses whose vital role in patient care requires compassion, care and competence.

4 Certified Nurses Day – a National Celebration! March 19 is the day set aside to honor Certified Nurses! Go to our website and download a free poster in various sizes and have certified nurses sign it. We also have a page full of tips for celebrating Certified Nurses Day. Go to > News and Events >

5 Spring 2014 Examination Schedule: Registration Window – OnlineJanuary 13 – March 10 Examination Administration WindowApril 7 – May 31 Period for Scheduling Exam Appt.Upon receipt of ATT letter with Prometric through May 15 New Information! Deadline for Rescheduling or Canceling Appt. 31 calendar days before scheduled test date - no charge. 3-30 calendar days before scheduled test date - $62.50. Less than 3 days - $66.24. is your source for the most up to date certification exam locations.

6 Recertification Information The recertification process is done completely online. Individuals due for recertification should read the Recertification Handbook ( > Recertification) Spring 2014 Recertification registration is February 1 through April 30. Certificants can track their contact hours in the new Continual Learning Documentation Log which functions as an electronic filing cabinet. - update your contact information - receive emails from ABPANC - complete the recertification process

7 Call for Nominations Advocacy Award Shining Star Award Deadline is February 15, 2014 All nominations must be received via email no later than February 15th to be considered. Email your nominations to Download the applications on our website at > Resources > Awards

8 Shining Star Award This prestigious award is not just given to one component, but rather to all that meet the criteria! Be part of your group of peers who receive the award statuary at our annual CPAN/CAPA Celebration Luncheon. For questions, contact Philip Godlewski at 800-622-7262, option 2 or email him at

9 Advocacy Award This award recognizes a CPAN and/or CAPA certified nurse who exemplifies leadership as a patient advocate. Surely you know colleague in your unit or component that has done something extraordinary on behalf of a patient. Take time to submit a nomination today! You could win $100 for your nomination, and $350 for your unit. > Resources > Awards

10 Be sure to stop by our ABPANC Exhibit Booth and see what we have for you. Register early for the CPAN/CAPA Celebration Luncheon: Monday April 28 from 12:15 - 2:15 seating is limited! This year, retired CPAN and CAPA nurses are invited. $55 Luncheon -.75 contact hour Billy Riggs is our speaker! 2014 ASPAN National Conference Las Vegas, April 27 – May 1

11 Photographs Needed for our CPAN/CAPA Celebration Luncheon at Conference ABPANC is requesting photos of CPAN/CAPA certified perianesthesia nurses doing what they do best – taking care of patients and families or working in their units. Please participate with a group photo of your team. Email your photos in jpeg format to before March 15, 2014. The Photo Release form can be easily found on the ABPANC website under the Resources tab > Forms.

12 Consider These Lectures: The Benefits and Value of Being CPAN ® and CAPA ® Certified What Employers Can Do to Recognize and Support Certified Staff. Monday, 2:30 – 3:30. One contact hour. Test Taking Strategies for Certification Learn how the exam is structured and organize a study plan. Study tips and resources included. Monday, 3:45 – 4:45. One contact hour. Visit to register for these

13 New Study Tools Tab Added to Our Website Certification Handbook Appendix D Reference List Webinar – Test Taking Strategies 12-week Study Plan Study Tips Handbook FAQs Practice Exams Find all these resources at: > Resources > Study Tools For information about finding a Certification Coach or forming study groups, contact

14 New Practice Exams with Answers and References! We Listened to You After each question, you will learn if you answered the question correctly and get at least one reference supporting the answer. Buy One, Get One Free until July 1. 100 questions and 6 hours of practice time for $0.50 per question.

15 New Unit-Level Award Nursing Passion in Action Designed to recognize CPAN and CAPA nurses who go beyond their normal job to provide outstanding patient care. Nurse Managers use the award in their unit to reward Nursing Passion in Action. ABPANC provides one poster and 12 cards for monthly recognition. Award entries are faxed or emailed to ABPANC and recipients are entered into a drawing for ten $25 gift certificates per month.

16 New Leadership Development Video Series 31 videos, approximately nine minutes each, providing tips to develop leadership skills for committees, boards and professional organizations. Three development tracks (1.5 contact hours each) Boot Camp Fundamentals Advanced Governance High Performance Governance Free for any CPAN or CAPA certified nurse at > Resources

17 GET INVOLVED Earn Free Contact Hours Interested in becoming a Certification Coach? We have all the support materials you need to lead a small group of certification candidates and help them prepare to take a CPAN and/or CAPA exam. Volunteer Coaches earn three contact hours for each participant coached up to a maximum of 60 contact hours in their 3 year period of certification. Join over 100 Coaches in 26 states. Contact Zelda Williams for more details –

18 Cyber Writer Program Help us write multiple-choice questions for the for possible use on the CPAN or CAPA exams. Earn free contact hours from home - Two contact hours per question submitted - Up to 60 hours in a 3-year period Learn valuable skills Contribute to the development of a national certification program Online training provided

19 Your ABPANC Board Representative Board representatives would welcome the opportunity to attend your annual component meeting. You may contact your representative(s) as noted below. Region One:Annette Brancati Region Two:Tony Pridemore Laura Williams Zoni Gazy Region Three: Kathy Paskewitz Region Four: Pat Bouchard Region Five: Tony Pridemore Laura Williams

20 Visit Our New Online Store We added several new items to our online store with CPAN and CAPA logos. We have T-shirts, travel mugs, tote bags, badge holders, pens and much more. Share your pride and enjoy quality products at great prices. Visit the store at > Resources > CPAN, CAPA

21 Like Us on Facebook! Be among the first to receive announcements and updates View our photos Share your passion Join Us on LinkedIn We have nearly 1000 connections Links are on our home page.

22 Thank you! CPAN ® and CAPA ® Certification: Nursing Passion in Action! ®

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