Reminder: Scholarship applications for ASPAN National Conference are due January 31, 2015!!!
For application, click on link: CBSPAN Scholarship Application
Positioning Yourself for Nursing in the 21st Century
Process Improvement, Advocacy, and Ethics in Perianesthesia Nursing
Purpose: The change is healthcare is very evident and the specialty of perianesthesia nursing is not excluded from the impact of change. The purpose of this seminar is to equip the perianesthesia nurse to navigate the impact of today’s complex of healthcare challenges while providing safe, competent, and compassion care to our vulnerable patients.
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.
Fifteen years ago, I had the opportunity to explore an exciting unit known as the PACU. My mentor took me under her wing and guided me through my transition. I enjoyed what I did. I felt I had found my niche in nursing. Each day brought a new challenge and I was ready. However, I wanted more. My mentor spoke of CBSPAN DC Chapter. So I decided to attend a District meeting held at one of the local hospitals. I had so much fun networking and creating new friendships. I later joined CBSPAN.
Finding purpose in your profession may start with volunteering. Maybe you can become involved in your workplace by joining a committee or council that advocates for patients, nurses or standards of care. Then get involved outside your facility. Attend a District or ASPAN held meeting. Stay open for new opportunities and in doing so, enjoy the camaraderie of nurses who share similar fervor for perianesthesia nursing.
Nikki Price, CBSPAN President
The Component Committee has worked long and hard and has finalized a 2013-2014 strategic plan for CBSPAN. Follow the link below to review the plan!