ABPANC Announces 2023 Certification Achievement Awards


ABPANC Announces 2023 Certification Achievement Awards

March 19, 2023 – The American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing Certification, Inc. (ABPANC) has announced that six hospitals have received prestigious APBANC Certification Achievement Awards. These awards are given to hospitals in which more than 75% of eligible perianesthesia nurses hold Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse (CPAN) and/or Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse (CAPA) certifications.

“This Certification Achievement Award is a testament to the leadership and staff of the hospital who recognize and support the value of nursing certification,” said ABPANC president Katie Houle, MSN, RN, CPAN. “Only a select few health care organizations across the nation have such a high percentage of certified nurses in the perianesthesia specialty.”

Congratulations to the following hospitals/units on this award:

100% Certification Achievement

  • The Reading Hospital SurgiCenter at Spring Ridge- Wyomissing, Penn.

75% Or Higher Certification Achievement

  • Chesapeake Regional Healthcare Post Anesthesia Care Unit- Chesapeake, Va.
  • Houston Methodist Hospital Dunn 6 PACU- Houston, Texas
  • Houston Methodist Hospital OPC 18 PACU – Houston, Texas
  • Inova Fairfax Medical Campus Professional Services Building Surgery Center, Pre-Op/PACU- Falls Church, Va.
  • Lahey Health LOCD Surgical Services- Danvers, Mass.

Both the CPAN and CAPA certification programs are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification. To learn more about these certification programs, visit www.cpancapa.org.


The American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing Certification, Inc. (ABPANC) is responsible for developing, sponsoring and managing the Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse (CPAN®) and the Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse (CAPA®) nursing certification programs. These national professional certification programs are designed for registered nurses caring for patients who have experienced sedation, analgesia and anesthesia in a hospital or ambulatory care facility. ABPANC currently certifies more than 12,800 perianesthesia nurses who have earned the CPAN and/or CAPA credentials. Visit our website at www.cpancapa.org.