NYSPANA-logo-sm2The NYSPANA Board is excited to share our new and improved website. Our website committee has been working for several months to create a website that is easy to navigate and contains current information. NYSPANA members and perianesthesia nurses across the state have access to evidence based-practice, resources, and events to elevate their practice.

This website was redesigned to help perianesthesia nurses find educational opportunities at local, state and national levels. It also celebrates the accomplishments of perianesthesia peers and the contributions that they have given to our specialty.

If you have news to highlight…Please contact the NYSPANA website committee with district news, achievements, community service, best practices, and educational opportunities. We hope you will stay connected with NYSPANA! Follow us on Facebook.

This is home to 893 members, making us one of the largest components nationally under the umbrella of ASPAN. We were a 2002 and 2013 Gold Leaf Award winner. We are also the Component Recipient of the ABPANC Shining Star Award in 2012 and 2013. Up To Par won the Newsletter Award in 2012. We continue to strive to provide networking, scholarships and educational programs to our members to keep us in line with ASPAN’s goal of being the premier provider of quality education for all of our members. To achieve this goal we must have input and help from membership. Contact any Board member for information.

We are a component to many past National ASPAN leaders: former National Presidents: Sandra Barnes, Maureen Iacono and Lisa Jeran. Joni Brady is the past Secretary of ASPAN. Maryanne Carollo is a former ASPAN Region IV Director. Many of our members work on national committees.

NYSPANA-logo-sm2The New York State PeriAnesthesia Nurses Association advances nursing practice through education, research and standards. We are proud to celebrate our 30th year as a component of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN)

  • JOPAN Journal of PeriAnesthesia published bi-monthly
  • Breathline—newsletter published bi-monthly
  • Standards of Perianesthesia Nursing Practice (2009)
  • Ongoing education in Conferences, Webinars, Presentations and more
  • Scholarships & Grants
  • Member Discounts


President’s Report

Bronwyn Ship, RN BSN, CPAN

I would like to wish you all a happy belated Perianesthesia Nurses Awareness Week! I hope that each and everyone one had a wonderful week celebrating all that we have accomplished over the last year. Here in the Rochester/Buffalo area we held a conference on February 6th.

NYSPANA is 893 members strong as of January 31st. New York State has 794 perianesthesia certified nurses, 296 CAPA, 463 CPAN and 35 who are dual certified. Numerous others in our ranks hold certifications in other fields as well as advanced practice degrees.The NYSPANA board would like to applaud the dedication our members have shown to our specialty.

The NYSPANA board and districts have been working hard to provide educational opportunities to our members through our annual state conference and numerous district conferences and seminars offered throughout the year. This year we have applied for ASPAN’S Gold Leaf Award, along with the Shining Star Award for our component from ABPANC.

The board has also been working to redesign our website to help our members utilize the benefits of belonging to NYSPANA. A website committee consisting of four board members was formed in October 2015. The committee has been working diligently to redesign the NYSPANA website. The goal is to improve visibliity, connect to social media, and keep members informed. Look for the new website to be unveiled in the next few months.

The board will be meeting in March to discuss the bylaws and look for new officers for the following year. Please consider a greater role in our organization in the next year. We need your help to continue providing the educational opportunities and scholarships in the future either on the state level or district level. For more information on the opportunities, please contact me at: bronwyn.ship@gmail.com.

NYPSANA is looking forward to a very productive year ahead.

Thank you of all you do!


Pier of Long Island in New York City District 1


New York City District 6b District 6

New York City (All Boroughs)

Westchester-District-8 District 8

Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Duchess, Ulster, Sullivan, Orange

Bindhampton, NY District 9 District 9

Otsego, Delaware, Chenango, Steuben, Schuyler, Chemung, Tompkins, Tioga, Cortland, Broome, (Southern Tier)

Albany District 10 image District 10

Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer , Greene, Columbia, Warren, Saratoga, Washington, Fulton, Montgomery, Schoharie, Essex, Hamilton, Franklin, Clinton

Syracuse District 13 District 13

Cayuga, Onondaga, Madison, Oswego, Herkimer, St. Lawrence, Lewis, Oneida, Jefferson


Rochester, New York District 14

Monroe, Wayne, Seneca, Yates, Ontario, and Livingston, Niagara, Orleans, Erie, Chautauqua, Genesee, Wyoming, Cattaraugus and Allegheny




Bronwyn Ship, BSN, RN, CPAN


Vice President/ Pres Elect

Barbara Ochampaugh, BSN, RN, CPAN


Sandy Price Secretary

Sandra Price, MS, RN, CAPA



Susan Alati, BSN, RN, CAPA


Research Chair

Kathy Pecoraro, MS, RN, CPAN


Regina Rivers Nominating Chair

Regina Rivers, RN, CAPA, CPAN


Government Affairs

Caitlin Brion, BS, RN-BC



Tina Stoebe

District 1 President

Tina Stoebe, BSN, RN, CPAN


Trina Mills

District 6 President

Trina Mills, MS, RN



District 8 President

Pam Werner, RN



District 9 President

Susan See, RN


Shari DuGuay

District 10 President

Shari DuGuay, MSN, RN, CAPA NE-BC


Jean Roach, RN

District 13 President

Jean Roach, RN


Sally Sackett

District 14 President

Sally Sackett, BSN, RN, CAPA






Please send all of your articles of interest, district news, events and photos to the website committee for the next newsletter edition of Up to Par by: February 1st for March Newsletter, June 1st for July Newsletter, and October 1st for November Newsletter

Your information will appear in the next newsletter, as well as featured on our newly designed website. Please encourage your perianesthesia colleagues to share the great work they do with nurses across New York State.

Website committee:

Bronwyn Ship, Website Administrator bronwyn.ship@gmail.com

Sandra Price, Website Co-Editor mprice03@rochester.rr.com

Susan Alati, Website Co-Editor salati@rochester.rr.com

Susan See, Website Co-Editor Susan_see@uhs.org

Upcoming Event

ASPAN’s 35th National Conference

“Renew Perianesthesia Passion: Inspire Excellence”

April 10-14, 2016 in Philadelphia, PA We hope you will consider attending ASPAN’s 35th National Conference in Philadelphia. The national conference will provide you both the opportunity to network with perianesthesia colleagues and learn from leading experts in healthcare. Early registration ends March 15th. Log onto: www.ASPAN.org for more information.

Hotel Accommodations and Conference Location Philadelphia Marriott Downtown 1201 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 Phone: 215-625-2900 | Reservations: 800-320-5744