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ISPAN consists of licensed registered nurses who are dedicated to the practice of plastic and aesthetic nursing. Learn More
Virtual Meeting Recordings & On-Demand Presentation Library Presentations Now Available.
Unable to make it for the Virtual Meeting? No Problem, you can still register and view all presentation recordings.
Position Statement on Scope of Practice For The Plastic and Aesthetic Registered Nurse And Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
The International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses (ISPAN) strongly supports health care professionals practicing within established scopes of practice. “Scope of practice” refers to the care that a licensed professional is permitted to provide based on educational preparation, training, and demonstration of competence (American Nurses Association (ANA), 2020). Competence is considered fundamental to a safe clinical practice; the term “competence” encompasses the values, attitudes, abilities, knowledge, and skills that positively contribute to a nurse’s practice (Gillespie et al., 2018). Read More
Center for Nursing Education & Testing Update
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Center for Nursing Education and Testing (CNET) is transitioning both the CPSN and CANS examinations to a computer-based testing format. Due to the complexities of this task, this will not be finalized until early 2021. As a result of this, CNET will not offer CPSN or CANS examinations in the fall of 2020.
If you applied to take the spring exam, and your application was pushed to the fall examination dates, or if you have already applied for the fall examinations, CNET will carry your application forward to the 2021 examinations.
As additional information is received, both the ISPAN and PSNCB websites will be continually updated accordingly.
Scope and Standards of Practice is HERE! *The Plastic and Aesthetic Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, 3rd Edition, are currently listed as "out of stock" while the ANA moves their fulfillment warehouse. The ISPAN members may still submit orders and shipping is expected to resume by September 21st.
Introducing the all-new blueprint for today’s plastic and aesthetic nursing industry. Plastic and Aesthetic Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, 3rd Edition, is the first, best resource for RNs or APRNs at any level, in any setting.
Co-published with the International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses, this fully revised edition provides essential guidance on:
17 practice standards
And much more
Whether you're a new nurse entering the specialty, or a seasoned pro, Plastic and Aesthetic Nursing will grow your knowledge and advance your career. Purchase your copy today!
CANS/CPSN Fake Test Booklets It has come to our attention that these specific books are being sold on Amazon. These are NOT CREATED, NOR ENDORSED by ISPAN and are NOT RECOMMENDED to be used to prep for the exams.
Nurse Plastic Surgery (CPSN): Specialty Review and Self-Assessment
Nurse Plastic Surgery (CPSN): Board and Certification Practice Test
Plastic Surgery (CPSN) Certification Review
The International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses (ISPAN) recognizes that risk for infection is a concern for all healthcare providers, including those in the aesthetic industry (Hotta, 2018). There is currently an outbreak of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) that has been classified as a global “pandemic” by the World Health Organization (American Nurses Association (ANA), 2020; Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 2020b; Ghebreyesus, 2020). This pandemic has necessitated many adjustments to plastic and aesthetic nursing practices; in some instances, this has meant a complete halt to direct patient care in order to minimize the transmission of disease and reduce mortality and morbidity (ISPAN, 2020). As plastic and aesthetic nurses continue to consider the “key goals for the U.S. healthcare system” throughout this pandemic, they must review current evidence and consider how they will adjust their practices to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the community while also preserving the functioning of the healthcare system (ANA, 2020; CDC, 2020b). Read More
The International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses (ISPAN) recognizes that risk for infection is a concern for all healthcare providers, including those in the aesthetic industry (Hotta, 2018). There is currently an outbreak of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) that has been classified as a global “pandemic” by the World Health Organization (American Nurses Association (ANA), 2020; Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 2020a; Ghebreyesus, 2020). The “key goals for the U.S. healthcare system” when responding to this crisis include reducing mortality and morbidity, minimizing transmission of the disease, protecting healthcare providers, and preserving the functioning of the healthcare system (CDC, 2020a). In order to achieve these goals, plastic and aesthetic nurses must review current evidence and consider how they must adjust their practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the community (ANA, 2020; CDC, 2020a). Read More
ISPAN/CSASN Joint Membership
The International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses (ISPAN) and Canadian Society of Aesthetic Specialty Nurses are pleased to offer a joint membership opportunity to Nurses interested in joining both societies at a discounted rate. Visit our Membership page for more information!
Check out this great career advice article featuring 34 influential nurses' unique perspectives including ISPAN President, Georgia Elmassian!
Ask a nurse you admire how they got to where they are and more often than not, they'll point to a mentor or preceptor who helped them along the way. Advice from someone who has overcome the challenges that go along with being a nurse can be invaluable in helping you succeed. Read More