PeriAnesthesia Care Nurses of Arkansas  


PACNA (PeriAnesthesia Care Nurse of Arkansas) is a local level component of ASPAN (American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses).

We provide an monthly meeting to relax, eat and learn a little something within scope of the perioperative area.  Since the group is composed of nurses throughout the state of Arkansas, you are able to network and meet new people while enjoying a night out.

Every fall, PACNA has a fall conference.  Last year ASPAN presented a review for the CPAN/CAPA.  These are the two certifications that most of the nurses in PACNA benefit from the most.  This fall, ASPAN will present a pathophysiology review geared towards the Perioperative nurse.

We are also in the process of offering scholarships to active members to help meet your educational needs.

Please feel free to come to any meeting if you are interested in more information.  If unable or if you have more pressing questions, feel free to contact us. 

EXCITING INFORMATION REGARDING PACNA SCHOLARSHIPS.  the application is now online!  Check under the PACNA SCHOLARSHIP tab for more information.  Get your application in TODAY!

ALSO...we want your stories!  We are looking for PACNA history.  Serve as an officer?  Let us know.  Serve on a committee or as a chairman?  Have a great story or event that needs repeating?  Let us know.  Please email with any past information.

Also looking for contributions to our newsletter.  Did you know if you are certified and contribute an article to a newsletter, you can receive TWO contact hours towards your recertification?  We are actively seeking education articles pertaining to almost anything perianesthesia.  Email any articles here.  We will let you know if your article is selected to appear in the next issue.