International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses Fellow

The ISPAN, The Definitive Voice for Plastic & Aesthetic Nurses, proudly announces its 2018 Fellow Award Honorees:

Georgia M. Elmassian DNP(c), MSN, MA, CPSN, ISPAN-F, CFLE
Hermine Warren, DNP, APRN, CANS, ISPAN-F
Amanda Bailey, ACNP, CWS, CPSN, ISPAN-F
Connie M. Brennan, RN, CPSN, CANS, ISPAN-F
Kristi Elliott, RN, FNP-C, CPSN, ISPAN-F
Gerrie Obi, MSN, ARNP, RN, CPSN, ISPAN-F
Sharon A. Van Wicklin, MSN, RN, CNOR, CRNFA(E), CPSN-P, PLNC, FAAN, ISPAN-F
Tracey Hotta, RN, BScN, CPSN, CANS, ISPAN-F
Sharon A. Van Wicklin PhD(c), MSN, RN, CNOR, CRNFA(E), CPSN-R, PLNC, FAAN, ISPAN-F
Teresa Barroca, MSN, RN, CPSN
Debora Rapuano, RN

ISPAN Fellow is ISPAN's highest acknowledgment that recognizes years of dedication to exceptional education, leadership and commitment to the plastic and aesthetic nursing specialty - the ISPAN-F designation. Achieving the ISPAN-F designation recognizes you as a leader dedicated to excellence in the field of plastic and or aesthetic nursing to your colleagues, patients, your practice, and your specialty.

ISPAN Active members as well as CPSN-R and CANS-R members in good standing who meet specific qualifications and criteria are invited to apply for the ISPAN-F designation.

Qualifications and Criteria
The ISPAN-F requires several prerequisites to be considered for the designation. To aid in the process of gathering the information, use the ISPAN Checklist to identify activities that meet ISPAN-F qualifications prior to submitting your application:

Qualifications and Criteria

  • 5 years continuous ISPAN membership as of ISPAN-F application submission date
  • Unrestricted nursing license(s)
  • Board certified by the Plastic Surgical Nursing Certification Board
  • 2 letters of endorsement from ISPAN Active Members in good standing
  • Professional resume or CV and optional bibliography
  • Application fee $395.00 (non-refundable)

* Active ISPAN members must meet 5 total qualifications, with at least 1 from each of the 2 categories listed below; all within the past 5 years of ISPAN-F application submission date

Professionalism/Leadership

  • Leadership position or participation in an ISPAN committee (*CPSN-R or CANS-R applicants must be currently engaged in the ISPAN committee community)
  • Local or community leadership position or activities
  • Hospital or practice leadership position
  • Subspecialty or any other society leadership position
  • Leadership or participation in ISPAN foundation (*CPSN-R or CANS-R applicants must be currently engaged in the ISPAN Foundation)
  • Military or government leadership position
  • Medical volunteerism

Education/Scholarly Activities

  • Active involvement in teaching or mentoring activities
  • Research in plastic surgery or aesthetic nursing
  • Publication in journals, web content, teaching materials
  • Education program development; print, live, or digital
  • Faculty position for ISPAN or other educational programs or meetings
  • Editor position for publications

**The ISPAN-F designation is exclusively for ISPAN Active Members in good standing. **