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Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse

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American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing Certification, Inc.
Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse
475 Riverside Dr, 6th Floor New York
NY 10115-0089


Perianesthesia nursing is a unique nursing specialty requiring its own certification to help protect the public. ABPANC sponsors two certification programs for qualified registered nurses caring for patients who have experienced anesthesia, procedures requiring sedation, and analgesia: the Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse (CPAN) and the Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse (CAPA) programs.

Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse Website


Work Experience Required? Yes

Oral or Written Exam Required? Yes

Renewal Required? Every 3 Year(s)

Renew through Continuing Educational Units(CEU)? Yes

Renew through Re-Examination? Yes

Renew through Continuing Professional Development(CPD)? No

Does applicant have choice of at least two options from above for renewal (CEU, CPD, or exam)? Yes

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