ABPANC seeks nominations for board of directors

ABPANC is accepting nominations for RN Director positions for the 7/1/2022 – 6/30/2024 term of office. The term of office on the Board of Directors is two (2) years. ABPANC is particularly seeking Directors from the northwest and south-central U.S. (or ASPAN Regions 1 and 2).

Why consider volunteering with ABPANC as a member of the Board of Directors?

As an ABPANC Volunteer, you have the unique opportunity at the national level to contribute to the development of the CPAN® and CAPA® certification programs that recognize and promote excellence in perianesthesia nursing practice and, most importantly, are in the best interest of perianesthesia patients and their families.

Further, you have an opportunity to:

  • give back to a profession that you have built a career on;
  • ensure the quality of care delivered and make a positive difference in patient outcomes;
  • influence national standards and practice;
  • advocate for perianesthesia patients and their loved ones at a global level beyond your immediate environment;
  • grow professionally in areas you are not exposed to every day;
  • network nationally with colleagues beyond the walls of your own workplace;
  • be recognized as a national leader within your profession; and
  • collaborate with other national professional organizations and their leaders.

Nominees must express a commitment to the perianesthesia nursing specialty and to professional certification. You must view specialty nursing certification as a means for public protection and be committed to professional certification as a means of validating the knowledge, skills and abilities required to practice perianesthesia nursing in order to promote quality patient care. The ability to understand issues related to certification from a global perspective is key.

The Nominations & Elections Handbook contains complete information about ABPANC, the nominations and elections process, position accountabilities, explanation about the Behavioral-Based Interview process, as well as other important information. All documents related to our nominations and elections can be found on our APBANC website at this link: https://www.cpancapa.org/get-involved/volunteer-with-abpanc/.

Further qualifications

ABPANC seeks individuals who are passionate about the perianesthesia specialty and certification. While this passion is expressed in many ways, often including membership in one’s professional organization, it is not a requirement for ABPANC service. Since ABPANC is a certifying organization, it is precluded by law from requiring membership in any professional association, including ASPAN, as a requisite for service on the ABPANC Board of Directors.

Please note the upcoming deadlines below. If you or someone you know is ready for a true professional challenge, please email a letter of nomination or self-nomination by the deadline below to abpanc@cpancapa.org.

October 31: Nominations are due (name and all contact information).
November 30: Nominees must submit all required written documents as described in the Nominations & Elections Handbook.

If you have any questions, please contact Krista Bower, ABPANC CEO, via email at kbower@cpancapa.org.