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Who We are

OPANA provides perianesthesia nurses educational, professional growth, and networking opportunities that benefits members and the community they serve. OPANA is a non-profit professional nursing organization founded in 1979 and is a component of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN) with membership in Ohio and Northern Kentucky.

OPANA's has six active districts in Ohio : Cincinnati(CAPANA), Columbus(COPANA),  Dayton(DAPANA),  Cleveland (GCPANA), 
Toledo(NOPANA), and the Akron/Canton(NEOPANA) .You can access  information at the District sites.

We invite you to attend a meeting as our guest or if interested in joining or wanting more information, please click on ASPAN 
link below.



Mission and Vision  
Our core purpose is to advance the unique specialty of perianesthetia nursing. Our vision is to be Ohio's recognized nursing association for providing and promoting
perianesthesia education, nursing practice, ASPAN standards and research. 
© 2020 Ohio PeriAnesthesia Nurses Association,
 D. Niehaus All Rights Reserved.
Last updated May 26, 2023
CPAN® and CAPA® Flashcards
ABPANC is pleased to offer a new way to study for the CPAN® and CAPA® exams! 
ABPANC’s new digital flashcards, launched in the fall of 2022, help you test your knowledge of key perianesthesia nursing concepts.​ For additional information read the Flyer attached below or go to ABPANC cpancapa.org website.




OPANA Spring State Mtg. Educational Seminar was on May 20. The Conference  had great speakers and state membership meeting. Thank you DAPANA members for planning and hosting our conference.
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State Meeting - OPANA 2023-2025 President Kim Place and Secretary Valerie Tui were installed  as current  Leaders. Thank you to Amy Berardinelli Past President and Iris Marcentile Past Secretary for their service 2021-2023. 
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ASPAN 42nd Annual National Conference April 28-May1, 2023 both in-person and Virtual with up to 80 CEs available. Go to ASPAN.org or below to register.  https://www.aspan.org/Education-Events/ASPAN-National-Conference
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Virtual Education tab shares opportunities to attend perianesthesia ed. across the US.

ASPAN National Conference in Denver pictures on "42nd NC Pics" tab on site.  

If you are interested in becoming a board member/attend meeting - contact President Kim Place - Co2ski@hotmail.com   
or use gold "Contact Us" button above.
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"ASPAN News to Knowtab, a page to find and order information for NEW ASPAN Standards 2023-2024,  ASPAN President  Report, ASPAN News and opportunities for Education and Research Registration ASPAN Summer/Fall Ed is open.
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For Past National  Conference Pictures and pediatric/adult Competency, Go to the             ASPAN Website -   ASPAN.org 
Kim Place, BSN, RN, CAPA 2023 OPANA President - Welcomes you to our website.
Keep up to date by reading the latest Edition of the January 2023 OPANA newsletter the Snooze News found under the above Newsletter   tab.  Information on happenings from throughout the state are posted along with pictures.  Article are welcome from members. Please share thoughts and photos.
Join ASPAN, OPANA and your District by clicking on ASPAN Membership link below
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OPANA President Kim Place and the OPANA Board share 2023 ASPAN 42nd National Conference Award/Recognitions: 
                             
The Pat Hansen ASPAN National  Conference Scholarship Award for highest scoring on Conference Scholarship Application 2023: DAPANA's Tina Harvey. 

ABPANC's Shining Star 2023 Certification Award-Beth Cooper

ASPAN Ambassador 2022-2023: Toni  Zito 

Multi Session Teaching Faculty from   Ohio: Toni Zito, and Amy Berardinelli.    

Recognition for Attending All    ASPAN 42 National Conferences CAPANA's:   Debby   Niehaus