Ohio PeriAnesthesia Nurses Association (OPANA)
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
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.
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Last updated on May 24, 2019
OPANA Spring State Meeting on May 18,
held at the Cleveland Clinic Akron General Health and Wellness Ctr. in Akron. Installation of new officers and OPANA state meeting started the year long celebrating of the 40th anniversary of OPANA. OPANA was founded in May 1979.
Check back soon for the 38th ASPAN Conf. pictures 2019 taken at Nashville Tenn.
What an awards year 2018 for OPANA !
ASPAN Gold Leaf Component of the Year, ABPANC Shining Star, Component Newsletter Contest and had the #1 Research Poster at ASPAN Conference.
Pictures of members at the ASPAN 37th Conf Anaheim-See the "ASPAN Pics" tab.
If you are interested in becoming a board member or attending a board meeting contact President Sally Swartzlander at email@example.com or by using the gold "Contact Us" button located on left corner
"ASPAN News" tab 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:
OPANA - 1979-2019 OPANA Celebrates the "40th Anniversary" of PeriAnesthesia Nursing.
Celebrate this year with OPANA President Beth Cooper and the OPANA Board.