International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses Fellow

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

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

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. **