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Dates to Remember

  • STANDARDS FOR PRACTICE:  3rd edition!  Publication Date:  May 30, 2014.  Orders from May 15 or get your copy at the National Conference in Regina!



  • September 3, 2013REGISTRATION OPENS:  Register for the first PeriAnesthesia Nurses Certification Examination, and receive your PANC(c) designation!


  • CNA Announces PeriAnesthesia Nursing as the 20th Nursing Specialty to attain Certification in June, 2012:  CNA Certification Bulletin


  • Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed with CNA to move forward with Certification!  February 8, 2012 (PeriAnesthesia Nurses' Day)





Welcome to the NAPANc Website!

The National Association of PeriAnesthesia Nurses of Canada (NAPAN©) was formed in 2002 by a group of like-minded individuals, all PeriAnesthesia Nurses from across Canada, each with their own provincial perianesthesia nursing association. The intent of this alignment was to increase networking of knowledge, skills and strength of their specialty in order to improve patient care and to increase recognition of their/our area of specialty.


NAPAN© is comprised of associations from across 10 provinces and 3 territories of Canada (click on the flags to your left to learn more about each province or territory: by holding your cursor over the flag, the name of the province that each flag represents will appear).  The task of organizing an association across a country of this size can be a daunting one, but over time and with perseverance and tenacity, this specialty association finally came to fruition and has now reached international recognition. Modern technology has enhanced this possibility, as the Association is now purely web based for its members and through electronic mail and web-based communications, the Volunteers of NAPAN© are able to meet and plan.


NAPAN in Cree means “Eyes Open”, and thus the quarterly newsletter has been named the “Eye Opener”.   The NAPAN© logo reflects this theme with the red maple leaf inside the large “C” resembling the pupil of an eye.


This website will evolve over time as new and current information in the field of PeriAnesthesia Nursing becomes available and necessary for our work. So keep your eye on NAPAN© and on this website!  And watch what NAPAN© is doing for you now!


In closing, we would like to thank the Founding Members of NAPAN© for their foresight and passion for creating the National Association of PeriAnesthesia Nurses of Canada (please see "Founding Members" under "About NAPAN©"). 


"There is no magic in the word association.  We must never forget that the individual makes the association.  What the association depends on are its members.  A nurse's association can never substitute for the individual nurse.  It is she who must, each in her own measure, give life to the association while the association helps her.”
- Florence Nightingale


Please see below for the latest person, association or event to be spotlighted, in our section, "Spotlight On".


Contact us (anytime):  NAPAN© Office, 1506 Craigleith Road, Oakville, ON, L6H 7W3.  Tel/Fax:  (905) 257-7522  Email:   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Spotlight On:Certification Bursaries for PeriAnesthesia Nurses

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Certification is all the rage these days, with many PeriAnesthesia Nurses across Canada diligently preparing to write this FIRST, EVER PeriAnesthesia Nurses' Certification Exam on April 5, 2014!! 


We at NAPANc are excited too, so much so that we have recruited not one, but TEN Bursaries to assist PeriAnesthesia nurses in paying for the Registration fees for this examination.


So are you ready?  Ready to apply for this exciting opportunity?  If so, then please go to:  Bursary Application for Certification 2014 and get your application in right away!


PeriAnesthesia Nursing Certification designation:  PANC(c) in English, and ICPA(c) in French. Be proud to wear this designation!  Good luck on your exams!


Read more about CNA Certification using this link:  CNA Certification 2014


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Contact us...anytime!  NAPANc Office:   1506 Craigleith Road, Oakville, ON, L6H 7W3, CANADA.  Tel/Fax:  (905) 257-7522; Email:   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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