Cherryl Reyes

Cherryl Reyes | BSN, RN, CPAN

My Certification Story

I passed my CPAN last Spring April 2018 and I feel greatly accomplished for this achievement, PeriAnesthesia Nursing is my passion in my life as an RN. I have prepared myself all these years and now placing added credentials to my name is a pride and honor. Also, I gained the trust and respect of my colleagues. Now, I’m fired up to be more passionate in my bedside care of my patients and be an advocate of patients ‘ rights as well.

My Study Strategies

I’m a fan of the question of the week I’m which I made a compilation for my reviews. I also reviewed recommended books and related journals. The simulated tests which I bought online were very helpful too and religiously did the 12 week study guide program. Not to forget, years of bedside experience are the best teachers.

My Benefits

I feel more confident in the PACU now that I’m certified. Just days after I passed my test, I had a patient who had a local anesthesia toxicity and it was an emergency situation. I was so fresh from reviews that I just knew what to do and the Anesthesia provider applauded my quality care of the patient. Because of my CPAN, I feel empowered to be the best PACU RN I can be! My family are so happy of my achievements too.

My Advice

Study and study more, keep abreast with the latest journals, get ASPAN membership and be open to new ways to study like the 12 week program. Be inquiring too when Anesthesia Providers give bedside report. I personally learned a lot from my patients itself. Be informed on medications and latest modalities of Anesthesia Nursing. Try and try until you succeed!