NYSPANA-logo-sm2We hope you will visit our New York State PeriAnesthsia Nurses Association (NYSPANA) website often to keep informed on perianesthesia nursing events, accomplishments, and news. Our website committee is committed to create a website that is easy to navigate and contains current information. NYSPANA members and perianesthesia nurses across the state can access the website to share evidence based-practice, obtain resources, and attend events to elevate their practice.

The website was redesigned to engage perianesthesia nurses in educational opportunities at local, state and national levels. Member recognition of achievements, awards, and presentations will be featured on our website to promote 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 885 members, making us one of the largest components nationally under the umbrella of ASPAN. We have won the prestigious 2013 Gold Leaf Award. We are also the Component recipient of the ABPANC Shining Star Award in 2013 and 2016. Our award-winning newsletter, Up to Par received recognition in 2012 and 2016. Our goal is to provide networking, scholarships, and educational programs to our members as a benefit for professional growth opportunities. To achieve this goal we seek input and support from our members. Please contact any of our NYSPANA board of directors (BOD) for more information.

The American Society PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN) is the national organization that guides perianesthesia practice and standards. NYSPANA is a component of ASPAN that has seven districts within Region IV nationally. Our dedicated Region IV Director is Amy Dooley and can be contacted at adooley@aspan.org.

NYSPANA-logo-sm2The New York State PeriAnesthesia Nurses Association advances nursing practice through education, research and standards. We are proud to celebrate over 30 years 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



NYSPANA wins the Shining Star Award

At the ASPAN national conference (April 10-14 in Philadelphia PA) NYSPANA was awarded Best Newsletter for the “Up to Par” [9-14 pages] newsletter.

The American Board of PeriAnesthesia Nurses Certification (ABPANC) awarded NYSPANA the “Shining Star” award.

This award publicly recognizes ASPAN Components for supporting and encouraging CPAN and CAPA certification at the local level.


Nassau/Suffolk 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, Delaware

Albany District 10 image District 10

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

Syracuse District 13 District 13

Cayuga, Onondaga, Madison, Oswego, Herkimer, St. Lawrence, Lewis, Oneida, Jefferson, Chenango, Tioga, Cortland, Broom

Rochester, New York District 14

Monroe, Wayne, Seneca, Yates, Ontario, and Livingston, Niagara, Orleans, Erie, Chautauqua, Genesee, Wyoming, Cattaraugus, Steuben, Schuyler, Chemung, Tompkins 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

If interested email NYSPANA


Nominating Chair

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Government Affairs

If interested email NYSPANA



Tina Stoebe

District 1 President

Tina Stoebe, MS, RN, CPAN


Trina Mills

District 6 President

Trina Mills, MS, RN



District 8 President

Pam Werner, RN


Represent District 10

If interested email NYSPANA


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 NYSPANA@gmail.com

Sandra Price, Website Co-Editor NYSPANA@gmail.com

Susan Alati, Website Co-Editor NYSPANA@gmail.com

Upcoming Event

ASPAN’s 36th National Conference

“Energizing Generations The Race to Distinction”

FUTURE CONFERENCE DATE April 30 – May 4, 2017

Log onto: www.ASPAN.org for more information.

Hotel Accommodations and Conference Location JW Marriott Indianapolis 10 South West Street Indianapolis, IN 46204