NYSPANA-logo-sm2We hope you will visit our New York State PeriAnesthesia Nurses Association, Inc (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 at nyspana@gmail.com. We hope you will stay connected with NYSPANA! Look for us on Facebook and Instagram.

This is home to 718 members, making us one of the largest components nationally under the umbrella of ASPAN. We are also the Component recipient of the ABPANC Shining Star Award in 2022. 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 Regional Director is Ursula Melinger.

NYSPANA-logo-sm2The New York State PeriAnesthesia Nurses Association, Inc advances the 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

Naussau, Sulffolk, and NY City

Westchester-District-8 District 2

Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Dutchess, Ulster, Sullivan, Orange, Delaware, Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer, Greene, Columbia, Warren, Saratoga, Washington, Fulton, Montgomery, Schoharie, Essex, Hamilton, Franklin, Clinton, Otsego

NYSPANA District 13 District 3

Allegheny, Broom, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Erie, Genesee, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Livingston, Madison, Monroe, Niagara, Onondaga, Oneida, Ontario, Orleans, Oswego, Schuyler, Seneca, St. Lawrence, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Wayne, Yates, and Wyoming



Bronwyn Ship, BSN, RN, CPAN, CAPA


Vice President

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Sandra Price, MS, RN, CAPA



Heidi Leonard, BSN,RN,CPAN, CAPA


Government Affairs

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Kellsie Prem, MSN, RN, CAPA Communication Chair

Kellsie Prem, MSN, RN, CAPA


Research Chair

Mei Yuk Gian-Nyguyen RN CAPA CPAN ONC



Tina Stoebe

District 1 President

Tina Stoebe, MS RN NPD/BC CPAN


District 2

District 2 President

Pam Werner, RN


Carrie Royse, BS, RN, CAPA

District 3 President

Carrie Royse, BS, RN, CAPA