News to Share Spring 2013. IN THE NEWS CPAN ® / CAPA ® Certification is Growing Encourage your colleagues to join over 10,000 perianesthesia nurses who have become certified. Strengthens personal and professional pride Validates specialized knowledge and experience
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IN THE NEWS
CPAN® / CAPA®Certification is Growing
Encourage your colleagues to join over 10,000 perianesthesia nurses who have become certified.
IN THE NEWS
ABPANC Elects Two Board Members and New ECC Co-Chair
Earn Free Contact Hours
Interested in becoming a Certification Coach?
We have all the support materials you need to lead a small group of certification candidates as you help them prepare to take a CPAN and/or CAPA exam. Volunteer Coaches earn three contact hours for each participant coached up to a maximum of 60 contact hours in their 3 year period of certification. Join 104 Coaches in 26 states.
Contact Zelda Williams for more details – [email protected]
Fall 2013 Examination Schedule:
Registration Window – OnlineJuly 15 – September 9
Examination Administration WindowOctober 7 – November 16
Period for Scheduling Exam Appt.Upon receipt of ATT letter
with Prometricthrough November 14
Deadline for Rescheduling or Canceling Appt.
• 31 calendar days beforescheduled test date - no charge.
• 3-30 calendar days before scheduled test date - $62.50.
• Less than 3 days - $66.24.
www.prometric.com/abpancis your source for the most up to date certification exam locations.
The recertification process is done completely online. Individuals due for recertification should read the Recertification Handbook (www.cpancapa.org > Recertification).
• Fall 2013 Recertification notices will be sent out in July.
• Certificants can create a user account by visiting the ABPANC website and clicking the Create User Account link found on the Home Page under Recertification.
• Certificants can track their contact hours in the new electronic filing cabinet, update their contact information, receive emails from ABPANC, and complete the recertification process.
• Certificants can enter their contact hours as they earn them by visiting the ABPANC website and clicking the Continual Learning Log link found on the Recertification page.
Your ABPANC Board Representative
Board representatives would welcome the opportunity to
attend your annual component meeting.You may contact your representative(s) as noted below.
Region One:Annette [email protected]
Region Two:Tony [email protected]
Laura Williams [email protected]
Zoni Gazy [email protected]
Region Three: Kathy Paskewitz [email protected]
Region Four: Pat Bouchard [email protected]
Region Five: Tony [email protected]
Laura Williams [email protected]
Great news! The Buy one Get One Free Practice Exam program has been extended until July, 2013!
Online Practice Exams (www.cpancapa.org > Certification) are available for people studying for CPAN and/or CAPA certification. There are virtually an unlimited number of 50 question practice exams available to take. Get two practice exam for $35. Contact hours may also be earned.
New 12-week Study Plan is Available Online
This comprehensive 12-week study plan organizes subject matter into topics that can be reviewed in approximately four hours per week. This free guide is ideal for Coaches, small groups or your own personal study plan.
Download your copy at: www.cpancapa.org > Certification > Exam Preparation > CPAN/CAPA 12-Week Study Plan
• For information about finding a Certification Coach or forming study groups, contact [email protected]
• FAQ's, found under the Certification section of the ABPANC website, answer questions concerning the taking an exam by computer.
Visit Our New Online Store
We added seven new items to our online store with CPAN and CAPA logos.
We have T-shirts, travel mugs, tote bags, badge holders, pens and much more. Share your pride and enjoy quality products at great prices.
Visit the store at www.cpancapa.org > Resources > CPAN, CAPA Store.
Coming Soon . . .
New CPAN / CAPA Scholarship Program:
ABPANC will be introducing in mid-June a new scholarship program to provide a significant number of scholarships for certification and recertification fees to qualified candidates
where hospital reimbursement is not available.
Full details to be announced on our website
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