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Perianesthesia Certification Review: CPAN/CAPA

August 1, 2015
February 20, 2016
July 30, 2016
February 18, 2017
Drexel University Center City Campus
Philadelphia, PA

Available via Webcast. 
Select webcast option during online registration or indicate on registration form.

Perinanethesia Certification Review includes a review of topics important for the Certified Post anesthesia Nurse (CPAN) certification exam and the Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse (CAPA) certification exam offered by the American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing.

All perianesthesia nurses.


  • Anesthetic Agents and Techniques
  • Complications
  • Hemodynamic Monitoring
  • Preop Preparation, Patient Education, Discharge
  • Legal, Ethics, Research, Management
  • Acid Base Balance and ABG Interpretation
  • ASPAN Standards
  • Test Taking Techniques

8:00 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.



"Despite 5 years of PACU nursing, I did not have a complete understanding of anesthetic medications until this review course. The speakers are phenomenal, the information clearly presented, and the materials useful. I would recommend this class to any nurse preparing for the CPAN/CAPA exam."
- J. Thomas, Philadelphia, PA

"Well done, in-depth course to prepare for certification . . . Knowledge is enhanced and anxiety is reduced!"
- P. Lefever, Morristown, NJ


$159.00 Tuition Includes

  • Comprehensive Program Book with all handouts
  • Continental Breakfast & Refreshment Breaks
  • Contact Hour Certificate

Travel Info


Directions to Drexel's Center City Campus

Discounted Hotel Rates

Drexel University has discounted rates with hotels in Philadelphia. Please visit the Drexel University Procurement web page.



To enable the nurse to demonstrate competence through success on the perianesthesia certification exam.

Overall program objective:
Discuss topics important for the CPAN and CAPA perianesthesia certification exams.

Contact hours:
8.0 Continuing Nursing Education contact hours will be provided.
You must attend the entire program to receive credit.

Drexel University (DREXEL) College of Nursing and Health Professions, Division of Continuing Nursing Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

DREXEL also has provider status with California BRN: Provider #CEP13661.

Disclosure statement:
All planners and presenters at nursing continuing education activities are required to disclose to the audience any significant financial relationships with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial products, goods or services.  Such disclosures will be made in writing in the course presentation materials.

Commercial support:
No commercial support was received for this program.

No sponsorship was received for this program.

Unrestricted Educational Grant:
No unrestricted educational grant was received for this program.


Dates Location Register
August 1, 2015 Philadelphia, PA Online Mail-In
February 20, 2016 Drexel University Center City Campus Online Mail-In