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Now is the Time to Apply for a ASPAN Scholarship

Are you looking toward an academic nursing degree, thinking about becoming certified, attending ASPAN National Conference in Denver 2023, traveling on a humanitarian medical mission or joining nurses around the country at the Nurse in Washington Institute (NIWI)?

Scholarships/Award Program: Accepting Applications Now Through July 1, 2022!


The ASPAN Scholarship/Award Program is a member benefit designed to provide financial assistance to ambulatory surgery, postanesthesia, preanesthesia and pain management nurses aspiring to enhance their abilities to contribute to the perianesthesia nursing community. This scholarship/award granting year is 2022.

The scholarship application is based on a point system reflecting your current participation in component or ASPAN national activities. The points needed are easy and fun to achieve. Points for attending a component local, district, or state level educational session . . . ASPAN/component virtual conferences count, too. Volunteering for a component project, sitting on a component board of directors, providing a lecture, and even attending the ASPAN National Conferences all count towards scholarship points. You will see the points add up quickly.

Applicants must be current Active Category members of ASPAN and a component for the past two full years prior to the application deadline, and must provide the customary letters of recommendation, statement of financial need, and a personal statement. Scholarship/award information is available online only. Specific eligibility requirements for each type of scholarship/award are detailed in the instructions and required items lists on the Scholarship Program webpage, or from, select Members > Scholarship/Award Program.

Scholarships/awards offered:
• $1,500 for Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing or Doctorate in Nursing
(for degree programs extending into 2022)
• $1,000 for ASPAN National Conference attendance for April 27–30, 2023, Denver, CO
• $500 for ASPAN National Conference 2023 Virtual/Recorded
• $1,000 for Humanitarian Missions in 2022
• Two $2,000 awards for the 2023 Nurse in Washington Internship (NIWI) program
• $314 for CPAN or CAPA Certification Exam fee in 2022

ASPAN’s Scholarship/Award Program postmark deadline is July 1, 2022.



AzSA Conference Live in 2022!

On February 5th & 6th, The Arizona Society of Anesthesiologists held their conference live for the first time since COVID disrupted the world. AzSA extended a welcome to PeriAnesthesia Nurses and discounts for AzPANA members. Several nurses attended.

Many nurses stopped by the AzPANA booth, and a few expressed interest in joining AzPANA. The education topics were interesting, and the lunch was delicious. It was great to meet old friends and make new ones.

The photo includes Brian Cammarata, MD, AzSA Liaison to AzPANA, Katrina Bickerstaff, AzPANA President, Carolyn Bennett, AzPANA Liaison to AzSA, and Jessica Gentes, AzPANA President-Elect.
In addition to being gracious hosts to AzPANA every year at their annual Education Program, AzSA also provides a generous scholarship to AzPANA. This year AzSA donated $1,650 to our scholarship fund.
Dr. Cammarata has been a friend of ASPAN and AzPANA for several years. He often presents at the ASPAN National Conference and will do so again this year.

It is always a pleasure to work with AzSA and Dr. Cammarata to foster the continued professional, collegial relationship between AzPANA and AzSA to provide a winning team for the patients we mutually care for in our daily work.

Carolyn Bennett
AzPANA Liaison to AZSA

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