2019 Recipient of the ABPANC Advocacy Award
ABPANC announced the winner of its annual Advocacy Award for promoting excellence in perianesthesia nursing at the CPAN®/CAPA® Celebration Luncheon at the ASPAN National Conference in Nashville. Ronda Dyer, MSN, BSPA, RN, CPAN, CAPA, CNE is the 2019 recipient. As a patient advocate, she demonstrates leadership, meeting the needs of perianesthesia patients and families by providing colleagues the opportunity to successfully become certified, improve their practice, and to advocate and meet the needs of many more patients and families. Ronda works at Adventist Health Hanford in Hanford, California.
Ronda became dual certified in 2012. She shared her passion and encouraged co-workers to become certified. But more than that, she cleared a path for others to achieve success and make a difference in their practice and care of their patients.
In 2013, she began a weekly certification study group of five. By 2018 her weekly study groups’ success counted 21 CPAN and CAPAs, with six becoming dual certified. On doing this, she helped these nurses to realize their potential to go above and beyond in delivering excellent care to their patients.
As PANAC Pulseline Editor, Ronda shares her passion for certification by publishing informative articles and editorials, all in an effort to encourage others to pursue certification.
In 2017, Ronda became an ABPANC Certification Coach. It’s an official title for what she has been doing so passionately for so many colleagues in study groups. Ronda recently finished her MSN, and will be presenting at a PANAC Seminar at Sea, sharing about certification, and the lifelong learning it brings.
In a 2014 Pulseline Editorial, Ronda summed up her passion for certification. She wrote: “I became certified for my patients. Each one is a child, parent, grandparent, sibling or spouse. If someone I love needs surgery, I want them to receive care from knowledgeable professionals. I believe we owe the same to the patients entrusted to our care.”