CPAN® and CAPA® Flashcards

CPAN® and CAPA® Flashcards

Introducing a new way to study for the CPAN® and CAPA® exams!

ABPANC is pleased to offer a new way to study for the CPAN and CAPA exams! ABPANC’s new digital flashcards, launched in the fall of 2022, help you test your knowledge of key perianesthesia nursing concepts.

Flashcard Overview

Developed by CPAN and CAPA certified nurses, ABPANC is pleased to offer a set of flashcards designed for nurses studying for either the CPAN or CAPA exam.

These digital cards include more than 250 key perianesthesia nursing definitions and concepts designed according to ABPANC’s Test Blueprint. Each card includes reference citations from ABPANC’s study library to allow you to dive deeper into the topic.

The cards are hosted by Brainscape, a leader in online learning. The interactive format works on a PC, tablet or mobile phone, providing flexibility in how and where you choose to study. As you review each card, you will rank your confidence on that topic from 1-5; Brainscape’s technology will then reshuffle the cards, prioritizing the ones that you’ve flagged for additional review. This provides you with a customized study experience based on your own strengths and weaknesses. Learn more about Brainscape.


ABPANC’s flashcards are $55 for a one-year license, which begins on the date you activate your Brainscape Pro account. This license includes access to both the desktop and mobile versions of the flashcards.

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After purchasing the cards in ABPANC’s online store, you will receive an email containing your unique license key to activate your Brainscape Pro account. This code is unique to your account; do not share it.

ABPANC study tools are non-refundable.

An exception will be offered when a candidate purchases a study tool for the incorrect examination (for example, the candidate intends to purchase a CAPA tool but mistakenly purchases a CPAN tool). In this case, the candidate must notify ABPANC at within 48 hours of the original purchase date. The candidate must then purchase the tool for the correct exam, and ABPANC will refund the original purchase.


After reviewing the CPAN/CAPA flashcards, you will be able to:

  1. Verbalize key concepts and definitions that will be encountered on the CPAN and CAPA certification examinations.
  2. Describe your strengths and gaps in knowledge to identify content areas for further study.
  3. Identify references for further study.

ABPANC’s flashcards are study tools only. They should be regarded as a tool to assess strengths and weaknesses. They are not intended to serve as a study guide, nor should they be used as a substitute for studying. While content may be representative of the type of knowledge and skills tested on the CPAN and CAPA certification examinations, this material is not identical to the content of the examinations. Completion of flashcard review does not in any way guarantee a passing score on any ABPANC certification examination. Use of ABPANC’s flashcards is not a requirement for eligibility or for success in passing any ABPANC certification examination.
The CPAN and CAPA flashcards are for individual use only and may not be reproduced or shared with others without the express permission of ABPANC.

Helpful Tip:

You are encouraged to have a copy of ABPANC’s Study References List with you as you complete the flashcards and make notes about which references or page numbers are cited. It is not possible to print the flashcards.

Disclosure Statement:

There is no conflict of interest for anyone involved in creating the content for this activity.

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