Membership in this organization is contingent upon membership in the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses.

Membership Benefits

ASPAN member benefits are extensive and include free products and services as well as significant discounts on all educational offerings and publications. You can become a member by completing a printed application or by doing so online.

National Conference
ASPAN Seminars
Online Education
Research Grants
CE Articles in JoPAN and online
Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing (free to members)
Breathline online newsletter (free to members)
Perianesthesia Nursing Standards, Practice Recommendations and Interpretive Statements (2015-2017)
Competency Based Orientation and Credentialing Program for the Registered Nurse in the Perianesthesia Setting (2014)
Redi-Ref for Perianesthesia Practices (2009, 4th Ed.)
Competency Based Orientation and Credentialing Program UAP (2012)
PeriAnesthesia Nursing Core Curriculum (2010, Second Ed.)
The Research Primer (2009)
State Components/Organizations
Online Forums
Specialty Practice Groups
Clinical Practice Network
Governmental Affairs
Professional Partnerships
Committees and Strategic Work Teams
Perianesthesia Nurse Awareness Week (PANAW)
Peer Recognition and Awards Programs
FREE online access to Joanna Briggs Institute’s medical databases
Significant discounts on all educational offerings, publications and National Conference
$100 off CPAN® and CAPA® certification exam fees
Career Center
Member Rewards Program – enjoy major discounts on insurance, travel, prescriptions, and more. Members must login to access these benefits.

There are the following categories of membership:

  • Active Members shall be licensed nurses who currently practice in good standing in PeriAnesthesia nursing, or in the management, teaching, or research of PeriAnesthesia nursing. They have the right to vote and hold office.
  • Affiliate Members are licensed health care professionals who have an interest in PeriAnesthesia patient care. They will receive publications and notices, but will not vote or become eligible for office.
  • Retired Members are members in good standing who were active members before retirement. They will receive publications and notices, shall vote, will not be eligible to hold office, but may serve on committees.
  • Honorary Members shall be anyone whom the Association wishes to honor for their years of service to the profession and the Association. They will receive the publications and notices

Which district do you belong to?

Double Click on your district name below for more information.

  1. Mountian
  2. Foothills
  3. Piedmont
  4. Triad
  5. Triangle
  6. Southeast
  7. New Hanover
  8. Downeast

**Note: 7. New Hanover = Coastal