“Reignite Your Passion”
October 10, 2015
Hood College, Frederick, MD
For additional info, click here: CBSPAN 2015 Fall Conference 10.10.2015
Hello! Summer is the time to relax and renew our passion for our profession. I am thrilled to be your component president for the next two years. Let me tell you a little about myself.
I graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan College with my BSN in 1982. After I passed my boards that summer, I went to work for what is now Christiana Care Health Systems and have never worked anywhere else. I gained critical care background working in the Level One Trauma Emergency Department. Of the 33 years in my nursing career, 28 have been spent in perianesthesia settings, from PACU to Surgicenter to my current position as the Assistant Nurse Manager for a busy Prep and Holding unit. I obtained my MSN from Wesley College in 2011, hold a CAPA certification and am a certification coach for ABPANC. I was a past president for the Eastern Shore District and the immediate past treasurer for the component. I also teach ACLS and BLS.
I am passionate about perianesthesia nursing. We provide safe care for our patients, grounded in evidence -based practice. CBSPAN is committed to be premier source of education for our colleagues, patients, and the public.
If you are reading my message and are on the website, it demonstrates your commitment to our professional organization and your practice. I encourage you to be active at the district level. The districts, and the component offer continuing education units at most meetings. Bring a colleague to the meeting, network with other perianesthesia nurses, and show your passion for our profession!
The Chesapeake Bay Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (CBSPAN) promotes quality and cost effective care for patients, their families, and the community through public and professional education, research and standards of care. The CBSPAN leadership is dedicated to promoting perianesthesia certification for our members and is committed to providing educational programs for our members.