ABPANC Seeks Nominations for Board of Directors

ABPANC is accepting nominations for RN Director positions for the 7/1/2021 – 6/30/2023 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:

  • as nurses, 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.

In addition to excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills, being computer literate and having access to a computer and the internet, and confidence as a public speaker, nominees must exhibit the following competencies (as described in the ABPANC Nominations Handbook and Application):

  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Customer Service Orientation
  • Information Seeking
  • Initiative
  • Integrity
  • Interpersonal Understanding
  • Organizational Commitment
  • Relationship Building
  • Teamwork and Cooperation

The Nomination Handbook and Application, which contains complete information about ABPANC, the process for nominations and elections, position accountabilities, explanation about the Behavioral-Based Interview process using a competency model, Conflict of Interest policies, commitments, and required written documents is found on the ABPANC website at www.cpancapa.org/nominations and may be downloaded.

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.

ABPANC needs your help in identifying qualified perianesthesia nurses to serve in these very important leadership roles. If you know of qualified individuals or you share our commitment, have a willingness to serve, and are ready for a true professional challenge, please email a letter of nomination or self-nomination to abpanc@proexam.org. Include this statement – Nomination Documents for in the subject line of the email.

All nominations must include the individual’s name, home address, business, home, and cell phone numbers, and email address. Self-nominations are encouraged.
Electronic Postmark Deadlines for receipt of nominations and written documents are as follows by 5:00 pm, eastern time:

October 31: Nominations are due (name and all contact information).
November 30: Nominees must submit all required written documents as described in the Nominations Handbook and Application. (www.cpancapa.org/nominations)

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