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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 on April 8, 2021
OPANA Virtual State Spring Meeting 
and Educational Conference 
 May 8th from 7:55 AM - 12:40 PM
Registration flyer to share below.

Check out PANAW Pics - See PANAW tab  PANAW Instruction Letter Below

The 2021-2022 ASPAN Candidate Ohio Profile Amy Berardinelli DNP RN NE-BC CPAN candidate for ASPAN Director for Research!

President Beth Cooper encourages our members to read/use ASPAN's Covid 19.


See  activities on the "ASPAN Pics" tab.

If you are interested in becoming a board member/attending state board meeting contact President Beth Cooper ecooper622@yahoo.com or by using the gold "Contact Us" button on left corner. 

"ASPAN News to Knowtab, a page to find order information for NEW ASPAN Standards 2021-2022,  ASPAN President Elizabeth Card's Report,   ASPAN News and Updates including opportunities for Education and Research Information. For Past National  Conference Pictures and pediatric/adult Competency, Go to the ASPAN Website -   ASPAN.org 
Beth Cooper, RN, CPAN, CAPA   2019-2021 OPANA President - Welcomes you to our Ohio Component website.

Keep up to date by reading the latest Edition of the March 2021 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 and hope you will share thoughts and photos!!      
Join ASPAN, OPANA and your District by clicking on ASPAN Membership link below

Contact Us
 OPANA President Beth Cooper and the OPANA Board in honor of PeriAnesthesia Nurse Awareness Week, You're invited to purchase an ASPAN OnDemand module (up to $15.00 value)   extended thru April 1st. We will reimburse your cost once the course completed. 
See Beth's Letter invitation Reimbursement instructions in PANAW information in right column.