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Dates to Remember

  • 2015 Conference:  June 12-14, 2015 Moncton New Brunswick.



  • 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)





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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, 8753 Route 11, New Bandon, NB, E2A 5R3  Tel/Fax:  (506) 546-2890  Email:   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Spotlight On:PANGS, Host Association for the 2014 Conference


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The PeriAnesthesia Nurses Group of Saskatchewan!


We would like to spotlight this association for the wonderful job they did of hosting the 12th Annual National Association of PeriAnesthesia Nurses of Canada's National Conference from May 30-June 1, 2014.  And what an amazing job they did.  


The halls were filled with vendors, exhibitors, and posters.  The food was plentiful and delicious.  And the speakers were all outstanding.


Many thanks to Kathy Jellow, President of PANGS and Conference host and her group on the Conference Committee for this outstanding event.  To read more about this conference or to review the conference presentations, please visit:  NAPANc 2014 Conference on this website.  And visit our Photo Gallery:  2014 NAPANc Conference, Regina Saskatchewan.  








Contact us...anytime!  NAPANc Office:   8753 Route 11, New Bandon, NB, E2A 5R3, CANADA.  Tel/Fax: (506) 546-2890; Email:   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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