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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. 
©2018  Ohio PeriAnesthesia Nurses Association, D. Niehaus All Rights Reserved.
Last updated on June 10, 2019
OPANA Fall Mtg  Saturday October 5
0800-1615 Siegel Center, Mt. Carmel East Hospital, Columbus, OH -Save Date Flyer Below.


OPANA Spring State Meeting held May 18, Installation of new officers and OPANA state meeting started the year long celebrating of the 40th anniversary of OPANA that was founded in May 1979. See pictures accessed  on the tab "OPANA Mtg. Pics" for latest views. 
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Check out the 38th ASPAN Conf. pictures 2019 taken at Nashville. Pictures of members/events at the ASPAN 38th Conference  - See the "ASPAN Pics" tab.
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Ohio received the certification honor of the ABPANC Shining Star, at Nashville!  
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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. 
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"ASPAN Newstab for highlights of National ASPAN News/Updates including opportunities for Education and Research Information. For Past National  Conference Pictures and to order ASPAN Standards 2019-2020, 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 our spring 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
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OPANA - 1979-2019 OPANA Celebrates the "40th Anniversary" of PeriAnesthesia Nursing.
Celebrate this year with OPANA President Beth Cooper and the OPANA Board.