ABPANC offers four distinguished awards, with a brief description of each listed below. Click on the award links to learn more about the eligibility criteria and application process.

ABPANC Advocacy Award — This award recognizes a CPAN® and/or CAPA® certified nurse who exemplifies leadership as a patient advocate. Click to view the stories of previous Advocacy Award winners. Deadline: February 15.

ABPANC President’s Award — New for 2019, this award is given at the discretion of the ABPANC Board President, presented to a CAPA or CPAN nurse who demonstrates extraordinary commitment and passion to perianesthesia nursing certification.

ABPANC Shining Star Award — This award publicly recognizes ASPAN Components for supporting and encouraging CPAN and CAPA certification at the local level. Deadline: February 15.

ABPANC Certification Achievement Award — This prestigious award recognizes departments that have achieved a level of certification with at least 75% or 100% of eligible perianesthesia nurses having earned the CPAN and/or CAPA certification. Deadline: February 15.